Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 146      Population: 204,280

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 100  136  114  128  128  80  98.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 149  161  22  131  151  59  99.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 46  51  78  102  121  143  98.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 106  136  92  113  115  134  98.11 
Short-Term Job Growth5 155  139  178  178  169  156  9831.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 82  79  156  83.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 35  121  171  172  171  93.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  145  68  80  92  109  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  148  93  94  125  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)