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Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 9      Population: 142,460

Napa, California, breaks into the Top 10 for the first time, ranking ninth. This is a seven-place increase from last year, marking three years of continuous improvement. Napa has seen increases in one- and five-year high-tech GDP growth and has maintained higher ranks in the job-growth indicators. Tourism is helping to diversify the local economy.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 118  91  73  39  12  11  106.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 170  43  13  22  100.81 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 93  106  97  111  83  44  106.87 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 141  150  97  36  17  40  100.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 142  128  82  23  31  101.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 53  152  107  57  83  31  99.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 29  170  98  140  187  50  101.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 62  91  54  50  64  65  0.61 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  57  40  80  129  1.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)