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Small Cities 2015

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 90      Population: 159,440

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 114.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 26  36  200  94.46 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 114.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 162  10  15  106.87 
Short-Term Job Growth5 15  19  186  9698.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 25  18  101  76  54  186  94.99 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 165  14  163  68  17  66  99.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 173  171  178  178  196  199  0.18 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  148  168  163  177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)