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Small Cities 2016

San Rafael, CA MD

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 260,651

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 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  10061.13% 
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 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)