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Small Cities 2015

Topeka, KS MSA

Overall Rank: 136      Population: 233,067

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 60  59  81  126  150  78  99.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 154  125  109  94  158  132  94.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 86  59  65  87  135  165  96.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 108  78  96  153  127  152  91.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 144  144  79  134  170  132  9926.81% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 75  148  49  111  170  36  104.26 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 145  109  119  34  62  21  116.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 134  134  141  157  157  128  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)