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Small Cities 2016

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 5      Population: 133,820

Logan, UT-ID rises four places to fifth in this year's index. The metro ranks fourth and fifth, respectively, in high-tech diversity and in GDP growth in the high-tech sector. A well-educated workforce and economic stability are due in part to Utah State University.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 18  12  62  29  23  28  102.20 
1-yr Job Growth2 14  35  52  41  28  19  100.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 44  17  17  40  52  39  102.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 90  18  87  156  36  43  100.45 
Short-Term Job Growth5 21  67  93  152  77  51  100.65% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 11  17  69  51  98.62 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 53  48  44  82  16  106.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 10  10  1.12 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 6.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)