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Small Cities 2015

Madera, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 27      Population: 157,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 136  86  49  96  49  99.96 
1-yr Job Growth2 42  25  16  187  46  17  101.33 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 94  99  55  73  144  27  103.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 114  63  96  71  104.44 
Short-Term Job Growth5 14  130  178  22  10204.50% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 87  99  65  198  155  82.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 35  52  38  23  146  147  97.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 72  95  110  105  150  156  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  40  80  82  88  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)