Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 96      Population: 98,550

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         42  63  99.06 
1-yr Job Growth2         117  11  101.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         98  99  99.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         189  67  99.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5         173  9763.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         34  173  80.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         140  96.09 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         116  133  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)