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San Rafael, CA MD

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 260,651

San Rafael is seeing all the benefits and problems that come with being part of the Bay Area as more people move in for the relatively lower cost of living. The highly diverse economy will add resilience to the metro’s economy. The metro specializes in the life science and entertainment sectors of the high-tech economy.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         23  40  100.37 
1-yr Job Growth2         63  30  102.21 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         31  27  100.92 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         41  18  103.22 
Short-Term Job Growth5         37  56  100.61% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         37  37  104.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         145.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         1.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         10  28  4.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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