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College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 250,150

College Station-Bryan, Texas, jumps 20 ranks to re-enter the Top 10 at No. 2 this year. This metro ranks in the Top 10 for one-year job growth and short-term job growth. The metro has a highly educated population of young people.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 30  27  102.55 
1-yr Job Growth2 27  137  147  37  101.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 13  15  13  12  12  20  102.55 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 41  90  33  31  11  102.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 14  161  42  91  165  103.20% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 81  99  72  22  24  114.86 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 104  73  49  71  29  40  102.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 58  63  44  57  60  60  0.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  134  94  125  47  3.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)