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Small Cities 2015

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 141      Population: 107,300

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 111  97  112  163  190  187  90.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 117  54  160  175  193  139  98.54 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 118  128  106  132  182  124  90.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 115  123  49  136  194  103.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 113  114  179  134  139  190  9659.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 97  62  109  85  127  190  88.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 168  25  77  82  168  55  101.06 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 139  126  131  118  135  130  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  148  42  61  80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)