Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 17      Population: 212,570

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 160  162  166  140  85  48  100.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 146  117  81  34  53  28  100.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 135  148  160  163  134  80  100.00 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 141  121  133  71  24  38  100.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 64  71  121  147  13  43  10105.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 26  31  12  15  66  43  88.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 78  58  45  72  151  89  98.77 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 32  18  11  17  23  26  0.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 11  10  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)