2016 Best-Performing Cities | small-cities
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Small Cities 2016

San Rafael, CA MD

Overall Rank: 6      Population: 261,000

The 2016 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 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       23  40  45  100.30 
1-yr Job Growth2       63  30  75  99.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       31  27  19  105.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       41  18  36  101.66 
Short-Term Job Growth5       37  56  32  10111.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       37  37  133.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       29  102.81 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       1.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       10  28  20  4.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)