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Small Cities 2015

Wichita Falls, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 176      Population: 150,734

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 132  138  154  176  180  181  97.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 123  144  164  165  153  182  89.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 92  135  139  183  176  173  96.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 156  163  117  164  153  180  87.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 141  117  141  188  140  151  9857.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 166  154  150  78  140  33  104.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 121  60  67  115  195  85  96.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 25  33  38  30  33  42  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  57  40  80  82  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)