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Small Cities 2015

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 125      Population: 94,730

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 129  138  143  116  148  132  95.01 
1-yr Job Growth2 38  163  84  67  36  52  100.06 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 150  154  154  148  177  185  95.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 81  101  176  164  139  135  98.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5 70  63  35  10587.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 137  147  130  168  131  94.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 128  177  56  179  53  101.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  175  163  171  180  180  0.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  134  163  177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)