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Small Cities 2018

Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 205,000

Elkhart-Goshen, IN, increases its rank from sixth to fourth in this year’s index. The one- and five-year job and wage growth indicators all rank in the Top 10. Five-year wage growth reached 22 percent and ranked third. One-year high-tech GDP increased in rank by 90 places. Six of the nine variables improved this year, propelling the metro up the index.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 175  65  26  110.80 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  15  13  102.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 178  172  53  17  122.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 42  12  105.60 
Short-Term Job Growth5 89  193  13  102.71% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 174  179  198  193  90  114  90.21 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 59  92  169  129  39  102.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 114  131  133  131  141  157  0.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  61  48  47  48  44  3.0 

2017-2018 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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