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Small Cities 2015

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 12      Population: 230,600

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 27  33  58  34  56  47  100.01 
1-yr Job Growth2 88  28  114  56  26  17  101.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 30  45  50  55  51  53  100.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 50  72  60  58  81  55  100.18 
Short-Term Job Growth5 56  16  176  163  83  16  10239.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 55  66  95  95  124  16  90.60 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 86  79  170  36  113  68  99.86 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 14  14  25  34  46  42  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  42  23  26  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)