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Small Cities 2015

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 73      Population: 107,480

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 162  147  117  58  62  77  98.22 
1-yr Job Growth2 15  105  92  68  70  106  98.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 160  145  124  36  23  22  98.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 140  47  20  144  148  97.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5 63  120  68  57  105  47  10084.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 163  108  137  81  110  47  99.74 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 174  50  112  65  27  164  93.86 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 150  133  95  91  88  94  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  93  94  80  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)