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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Small Metros Employment and Education Indicators
 

Small Metros - Employment/Education

Employment/ Education Overall Percent of 65+ employed 65+ unemployment rate Employment growth (health, education,leisure, and hospitality) Output of service sector/ manufacturing College enrollment
METRO Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Abilene, TX 6 84.41 92 61.48 2 92.28 201 66.16 49 12.45 76 29.35
Albany, GA 176 51.74 219 43.92 93 9.93 174 67.40 95 8.02 69 30.34
Alexandria, LA 147 55.31 107 60.21 51 15.87 158 68.31 143 5.30 239 15.48
Altoona, PA 222 47.65 206 46.70 144 6.85 142 69.00 153 4.97 204 18.05
Amarillo, TX 126 56.79 103 60.47 80 11.43 186 66.86 129 5.75 118 24.27
Ames, IA 29 75.28 217 44.19 136 7.34 76 71.75 139 5.34 1 100.00
Anchorage, AK 3 87.09 23 77.04 121 8.16 5 81.93 1 100.00 105 25.28
Ann Arbor, MI 39 73.88 58 67.56 147 6.49 106 70.26 79 9.32 17 65.02
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 234 46.65 221 43.27 227 3.84 194 66.52 175 4.30 114 24.51
Appleton, WI 219 47.87 222 42.98 85 10.69 93 70.69 193 3.78 190 19.54
Asheville, NC 190 50.36 182 49.75 134 7.50 103 70.37 156 4.85 173 20.52
Athens-Clarke County, GA 25 76.78 65 65.83 117 8.56 47 73.12 110 6.53 10 73.51
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 34 74.35 17 79.69 161 5.97 212 65.35 4 62.25 143 22.20
Auburn-Opelika, AL 16 81.09 7 85.39 164 5.86 200 66.20 150 5.10 14 69.46
Bangor, ME 86 61.77 116 58.51 90 10.09 162 68.15 36 14.78 57 36.11
Barnstable Town, MA 97 60.45 56 68.14 219 4.08 180 67.23 10 30.13 230 16.26
Battle Creek, MI 199 49.27 197 48.44 153 6.18 153 68.48 232 2.21 129 23.25
Bay City, MI 238 44.74 234 38.91 210 4.31 35 74.04 128 5.77 218 17.44
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 229 46.82 173 50.89 193 4.97 226 64.41 250 1.02 209 17.80
Bellingham, WA 198 49.39 229 40.29 249 2.50 167 67.83 183 4.07 55 36.77
Bend-Redmond, OR 231 46.68 228 40.93 239 3.49 164 68.02 105 7.05 106 25.09
Billings, MT 28 75.90 50 68.71 3 68.43 62 72.45 118 6.27 241 14.96
Binghamton, NY 164 53.29 198 48.35 191 5.06 144 68.95 165 4.59 58 34.38
Bismarck, ND 5 84.94 3 97.04 28 24.55 9 79.99 12 29.41 127 23.63
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 32 74.70 124 57.61 77 11.61 92 70.71 191 3.81 6 78.87
Bloomington, IL 58 66.24 175 50.76 146 6.68 27 74.83 19 23.71 25 51.70
Bloomington, IN 21 79.41 51 68.70 81 11.34 45 73.39 225 2.51 7 77.38
Boulder, CO 26 76.73 9 81.80 66 12.83 72 72.07 131 5.72 27 50.19
Bowling Green, KY 77 62.99 114 59.30 95 9.64 57 72.62 168 4.49 38 42.01
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 159 53.80 188 49.26 205 4.35 131 69.40 14 26.01 148 21.78
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 236 45.89 239 37.84 173 5.57 43 73.42 57 11.48 203 18.06
Brunswick, GA 76 63.25 10 81.13 55 14.84 251 56.61 89 8.48 189 19.69
Burlington, NC 161 53.71 153 53.77 199 4.80 71 72.12 195 3.68 88 26.99
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 35 74.26 27 74.31 21 30.30 133 69.33 148 5.11 47 39.65
Canton-Massillon, OH 144 55.71 128 57.17 56 14.76 130 69.42 199 3.50 147 21.85
Carson City, NV 183 51.16 167 51.73 252 1.78 42 73.48 82 9.12 177 20.36
Casper, WY 10 83.05 2 97.07 14 35.62 32 74.09 26 21.32 212 17.73
Cedar Rapids, IA 84 62.51 49 68.78 65 13.43 56 72.73 129 5.75 122 24.09
Champaign-Urbana, IL 33 74.53 63 66.40 178 5.51 204 65.95 75 9.45 11 72.53
Charleston, WV 177 51.62 165 52.24 115 8.63 119 69.82 42 13.33 240 15.20
Charlottesville, VA 14 81.72 43 70.89 10 46.51 75 71.77 45 12.72 29 45.20
Cheyenne, WY 13 81.86 30 73.61 5 63.23 73 71.94 185 4.01 61 32.55
Chico, CA 156 54.31 230 39.91 241 3.35 209 65.63 28 18.61 33 43.71
Clarksville, TN-KY 75 63.42 98 60.94 29 24.51 36 73.92 147 5.14 93 26.60
Cleveland, TN 249 41.51 250 31.63 248 2.78 110 70.13 217 2.66 128 23.61
Coeur d'Alene, ID 178 51.54 193 48.80 126 7.91 49 73.06 102 7.31 160 21.31
College Station-Bryan, TX 7 84.23 34 72.27 43 17.99 98 70.53 74 9.61 5 78.90
Columbia, MO 12 82.02 29 74.18 79 11.45 24 75.03 44 12.77 13 70.28
Columbus, GA-AL 146 55.44 129 57.13 201 4.64 192 66.60 86 8.83 78 28.89
Columbus, IN 99 59.43 35 72.19 88 10.22 211 65.44 249 1.08 146 21.90
Corpus Christi, TX 127 56.74 77 63.53 155 6.11 46 73.31 209 3.03 153 21.59
Corvallis, OR 4 85.22 21 77.27 31 20.83 60 72.47 251 0.89 8 76.74
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 78 62.83 46 69.48 155 6.11 108 70.17 25 21.33 135 22.94
Cumberland, MD-WV 227 47.14 239 37.84 118 8.55 159 68.20 121 6.14 96 26.40
Dalton, GA 173 52.22 120 58.21 186 5.18 109 70.14 247 1.55 193 19.33
Danville, IL 252 38.31 236 38.79 222 4.04 249 59.91 219 2.65 251 11.64
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 137 56.01 139 55.48 44 17.65 139 69.13 156 4.85 149 21.75
Decatur, AL 102 58.73 32 72.98 89 10.11 188 66.75 245 1.72 214 17.50
Decatur, IL 111 58.28 44 70.02 97 9.44 161 68.16 217 2.66 196 18.96
Dothan, AL 194 49.96 180 50.08 75 12.06 173 67.50 87 8.72 243 14.70
Dover, DE 136 56.03 131 56.39 221 4.06 156 68.36 65 10.36 73 29.84
Dubuque, IA 151 54.55 125 57.57 180 5.35 119 69.82 132 5.67 112 24.57
Duluth, MN-WI 174 52.08 225 42.02 96 9.49 127 69.46 61 10.83 67 30.86
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 57 66.75 75 63.75 46 17.52 31 74.35 228 2.36 42 40.35
Eau Claire, WI 91 61.14 83 62.18 154 6.12 191 66.64 144 5.20 43 40.07
El Centro, CA 201 49.00 247 32.99 251 1.85 3 86.07 62 10.75 83 27.55
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 66 65.21 168 51.52 8 57.53 220 64.64 167 4.54 139 22.38
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 188 50.57 96 61.26 195 4.89 230 64.05 252 0.75 236 15.92
Elmira, NY 244 43.15 232 39.06 234 3.65 216 65.01 144 5.20 174 20.40
Erie, PA 166 52.92 185 49.44 103 9.10 98 70.53 169 4.48 86 27.18
Eugene, OR 119 57.38 171 51.03 184 5.29 146 68.92 133 5.58 37 42.19
Evansville, IN-KY 108 58.40 99 60.89 36 18.98 103 70.37 234 2.05 157 21.38
Fairbanks, AK 56 66.89 67 65.68 196 4.87 14 77.31 37 14.26 44 39.84
Fargo, ND-MN 24 77.26 12 80.79 48 16.25 10 78.12 63 10.59 36 42.42
Farmington, NM 48 69.47 79 63.10 18 32.43 28 74.57 18 24.28 140 22.35
Fayetteville, NC 116 57.68 115 59.07 64 13.87 247 60.97 124 5.99 66 30.91
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 53 67.24 38 71.80 62 13.89 6 81.70 114 6.42 95 26.43
Flagstaff, AZ 18 79.81 14 80.17 50 15.94 29 74.54 112 6.45 21 56.32
Flint, MI 241 44.19 246 33.60 110 8.86 219 64.80 100 7.58 109 24.64
Florence, SC 206 48.71 192 48.83 232 3.73 105 70.27 179 4.18 170 20.69
Fond du Lac, WI 239 44.37 210 45.67 230 3.77 207 65.72 224 2.55 227 16.44
Fort Collins, CO 36 74.21 25 75.03 47 16.31 18 76.14 120 6.22 30 45.04
Fort Smith, AR-OK 213 48.27 223 42.92 58 14.58 81 71.26 188 3.98 223 16.82
Fort Wayne, IN 145 55.50 81 62.86 138 7.28 184 66.97 196 3.64 141 22.24
Gadsden, AL 251 39.54 249 31.71 165 5.82 190 66.72 148 5.11 232 16.13
Gainesville, FL 27 76.49 136 55.85 83 11.22 137 69.22 22 22.64 9 76.30
Gainesville, GA 196 49.67 186 49.34 130 7.72 20 75.71 238 2.01 225 16.50
Glens Falls, NY 162 53.31 88 61.97 185 5.19 156 68.36 88 8.62 244 14.65
Goldsboro, NC 167 52.84 174 50.86 103 9.10 33 74.08 231 2.29 125 23.74
Grand Forks, ND-MN 9 83.81 19 78.26 12 36.10 88 70.89 91 8.28 23 54.44
Grand Junction, CO 131 56.35 86 62.02 139 7.23 169 67.60 33 15.50 202 18.07
Great Falls, MT 46 71.55 181 50.01 4 64.47 85 71.04 13 28.99 221 16.91
Greeley, CO 112 58.25 66 65.79 175 5.55 115 70.01 189 3.93 102 25.58
Green Bay, WI 125 56.87 117 58.38 68 12.53 112 70.08 152 4.98 119 24.24
Greenville, NC 61 66.02 74 64.07 238 3.52 237 62.51 208 3.11 20 58.77
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 92 61.08 158 53.27 20 30.81 116 69.97 52 11.86 134 22.96
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 211 48.41 214 44.34 236 3.55 36 73.92 71 9.78 191 19.51
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 149 55.01 204 47.24 38 18.70 16 76.80 177 4.19 133 23.09
Harrisonburg, VA 43 72.22 94 61.32 59 14.33 19 75.98 244 1.73 19 61.61
Hattiesburg, MS 67 65.07 48 68.79 108 8.89 159 68.20 83 9.03 52 37.10
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 218 47.88 134 55.94 200 4.70 239 61.84 242 1.79 234 16.09
Hinesville, GA 132 56.34 156 53.34 40 18.54 242 61.54 174 4.31 68 30.85
Hot Springs, AR 72 63.52 149 54.20 11 42.45 152 68.56 40 13.97 198 18.45
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 103 58.72 59 67.53 57 14.74 90 70.81 164 4.61 237 15.54
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 215 47.95 215 44.28 189 5.13 124 69.58 154 4.92 131 23.17
Huntsville, AL 104 58.65 97 61.14 120 8.53 69 72.20 134 5.50 84 27.51
Idaho Falls, ID 175 51.99 154 53.75 211 4.30 68 72.21 66 10.23 200 18.25
Iowa City, IA 16 81.09 20 77.67 45 17.64 107 70.18 142 5.31 15 65.88
Ithaca, NY 1 100.00 8 83.71 19 31.75 122 69.68 41 13.80 2 96.48
Jackson, MI 235 46.64 201 47.66 231 3.75 210 65.48 203 3.32 179 20.28
Jackson, TN 154 54.41 138 55.49 250 2.34 39 73.73 198 3.53 80 27.85
Jacksonville, NC 141 55.84 210 45.67 41 18.40 178 67.27 27 19.90 104 25.42
Janesville-Beloit, WI 231 46.68 208 46.18 133 7.51 189 66.74 176 4.21 216 17.48
Jefferson City, MO 140 55.88 140 55.30 32 20.78 224 64.50 115 6.41 154 21.42
Johnson City, TN 212 48.33 237 38.46 113 8.67 95 70.59 139 5.34 82 27.66
Johnstown, PA 204 48.89 238 38.27 76 11.70 101 70.42 56 11.63 132 23.12
Jonesboro, AR 169 52.71 220 43.31 99 9.22 23 75.05 123 6.01 72 29.99
Joplin, MO 124 56.92 108 60.07 39 18.65 179 67.24 212 2.93 180 20.21
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 155 54.38 184 49.45 192 5.01 221 64.62 151 5.09 49 39.21
Kankakee, IL 142 55.78 105 60.25 152 6.34 102 70.40 184 4.06 116 24.40
Kennewick-Richland, WA 133 56.32 126 57.56 157 6.10 13 77.37 34 15.47 219 17.30
Killeen-Temple, TX 113 58.15 152 53.82 213 4.26 8 80.91 69 10.00 74 29.83
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 221 47.80 199 48.26 128 7.79 111 70.11 214 2.82 233 16.12
Kingston, NY 73 63.49 24 75.35 167 5.71 180 67.23 38 14.13 117 24.34
Kokomo, IN 230 46.70 245 35.10 140 7.19 2 87.59 246 1.56 208 17.83
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 54 67.20 113 59.33 25 25.32 136 69.23 98 7.64 39 41.18
Lafayette, LA 19 79.63 5 90.25 17 32.90 40 73.62 72 9.70 94 26.44
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 45 71.81 110 59.50 196 4.87 22 75.21 226 2.40 12 71.29
Lake Charles, LA 189 50.42 142 55.17 115 8.63 180 67.23 248 1.34 220 17.26
Lancaster, PA 101 58.89 41 71.15 141 7.02 89 70.88 155 4.90 206 17.95
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 88 61.34 170 51.30 202 4.49 125 69.48 92 8.20 24 52.19
Laredo, TX 80 62.72 132 56.28 215 4.21 21 75.63 7 45.60 142 22.21
Las Cruces, NM 65 65.38 82 62.75 106 9.04 15 77.02 51 12.01 53 37.09
Lawrence, KS 2 92.49 6 88.88 52 15.74 53 72.87 48 12.54 4 80.12
Lawton, OK 210 48.46 226 41.73 131 7.62 192 66.60 94 8.11 98 26.08
Lebanon, PA 134 56.16 69 64.58 105 9.08 151 68.63 202 3.36 195 19.25
Lewiston, ID-WA 214 48.05 212 44.49 101 9.18 175 67.38 135 5.47 165 20.95
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 115 58.00 73 64.12 142 6.98 176 67.34 84 9.02 109 24.64
Lexington-Fayette, KY 52 67.26 36 72.18 82 11.24 94 70.68 160 4.80 51 37.80
Lima, OH 200 49.03 224 42.20 137 7.31 217 64.97 213 2.87 63 31.94
Lincoln, NE 44 72.08 13 80.52 125 7.93 69 72.20 92 8.20 40 40.85
Logan, UT-ID 55 67.19 89 61.80 109 8.87 25 75.00 229 2.34 26 51.36
Longview, TX 82 62.53 33 72.84 33 19.79 87 70.97 210 2.98 228 16.35
Longview, WA 248 41.52 241 37.57 161 5.97 125 69.48 194 3.71 248 12.98
Lubbock, TX 22 78.23 18 79.05 61 14.05 52 72.95 31 17.26 28 49.33
Lynchburg, VA 89 61.19 93 61.47 102 9.12 97 70.56 187 3.99 56 36.22
Macon, GA 109 58.34 163 52.97 53 15.60 86 70.98 32 15.69 103 25.56
Madera, CA 237 45.15 216 44.24 207 4.33 202 66.06 96 7.95 226 16.49
Manchester-Nashua, NH 100 58.97 52 68.61 124 7.99 128 69.45 135 5.47 159 21.36
Mansfield, OH 231 46.68 177 50.46 175 5.55 234 63.59 207 3.12 224 16.74
Medford, OR 193 49.98 179 50.25 98 9.32 138 69.17 137 5.38 210 17.76
Merced, CA 168 52.82 169 51.45 209 4.32 83 71.21 159 4.81 81 27.77
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 225 47.52 141 55.19 203 4.48 250 58.89 233 2.12 200 18.25
Midland, TX 41 72.47 11 81.07 16 34.36 74 71.86 54 11.81 235 15.96
Missoula, MT 38 74.00 31 73.48 111 8.77 51 73.00 11 29.95 41 40.84
Mobile, AL 217 47.89 202 47.56 187 5.16 195 66.45 138 5.36 167 20.83
Modesto, CA 209 48.51 209 45.70 235 3.58 59 72.56 118 6.27 162 21.24
Monroe, LA 158 53.84 118 58.35 123 8.00 177 67.33 99 7.61 184 19.82
Monroe, MI 64 65.40 200 47.86 6 62.98 140 69.08 180 4.16 188 19.70
Montgomery, AL 138 55.90 72 64.27 232 3.73 232 63.67 125 5.95 101 25.84
Morgantown, WV 40 72.70 164 52.38 27 24.64 79 71.31 101 7.40 16 65.56
Morristown, TN 224 47.57 147 54.54 183 5.30 208 65.68 241 1.85 245 13.48
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 223 47.59 151 53.84 135 7.46 222 64.59 227 2.38 247 13.06
Muncie, IN 63 65.69 91 61.51 122 8.13 244 61.46 107 6.92 22 55.49
Muskegon, MI 246 42.30 235 38.81 236 3.55 215 65.21 223 2.56 185 19.78
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 93 61.05 94 61.32 194 4.93 113 70.03 9 35.56 172 20.62
Napa, CA 171 52.44 130 56.76 218 4.10 171 67.54 181 4.12 130 23.21
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 129 56.37 172 50.91 174 5.56 149 68.79 6 50.09 250 11.74
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 165 52.95 127 57.35 67 12.71 233 63.60 215 2.80 181 20.19
Norwich-New London, CT 87 61.50 45 69.85 74 12.11 143 68.96 139 5.34 123 24.04
Ocala, FL 250 40.10 248 32.02 206 4.34 100 70.51 85 8.95 246 13.39
Ocean City, NJ 42 72.26 53 68.43 239 3.49 65 72.39 2 80.19 228 16.35
Odessa, TX 30 74.94 1 100.00 30 21.88 183 67.04 158 4.84 210 17.76
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 120 57.35 137 55.80 145 6.78 121 69.74 15 25.46 150 21.68
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 181 51.21 178 50.29 118 8.55 241 61.81 238 2.01 75 29.73
Owensboro, KY 106 58.47 100 60.74 26 25.23 163 68.09 222 2.61 213 17.68
Panama City, FL 81 62.58 61 66.80 214 4.24 12 77.74 24 21.86 163 21.22
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 205 48.73 207 46.44 73 12.13 150 68.72 172 4.34 214 17.50
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 122 57.19 146 54.78 167 5.71 170 67.59 20 23.49 97 26.36
Peoria, IL 182 51.20 162 53.04 114 8.66 172 67.53 196 3.64 171 20.64
Pine Bluff, AR 135 56.07 104 60.34 63 13.88 223 64.52 220 2.64 124 23.83
Pittsfield, MA 105 58.52 68 65.36 198 4.86 165 68.01 45 12.72 126 23.64
Pocatello, ID 60 66.03 143 55.07 87 10.31 1 100.00 108 6.81 59 33.48
Portland-South Portland, ME 68 64.90 26 74.35 60 14.22 129 69.43 59 11.15 138 22.41
Port St. Lucie, FL 185 50.72 194 48.73 243 3.18 80 71.29 29 18.04 207 17.89
Prescott, AZ 208 48.55 218 44.04 112 8.73 205 65.89 58 11.32 166 20.94
Pueblo, CO 163 53.29 189 49.19 163 5.92 26 74.94 80 9.29 107 25.06
Punta Gorda, FL 179 51.52 244 36.04 170 5.65 145 68.94 5 61.08 252 9.70
Racine, WI 226 47.18 203 47.52 143 6.93 206 65.82 237 2.03 185 19.78
Rapid City, SD 11 82.04 28 74.29 7 58.64 54 72.85 23 22.36 120 24.22
Reading, PA 143 55.75 101 60.59 182 5.33 55 72.76 171 4.36 136 22.76
Redding, CA 195 49.70 227 41.21 216 4.20 96 70.58 21 22.65 154 21.42
Reno, NV 98 59.47 64 66.12 242 3.20 213 65.27 43 12.84 77 28.96
Roanoke, VA 191 50.13 187 49.32 94 9.67 123 69.62 122 6.05 199 18.32
Rochester, MN 94 60.82 62 66.77 42 18.17 148 68.80 110 6.53 182 20.05
Rockford, IL 184 50.92 135 55.86 229 3.79 67 72.27 221 2.63 217 17.47
Rocky Mount, NC 203 48.95 145 55.00 188 5.15 246 61.01 230 2.33 175 20.39
Rome, GA 197 49.64 231 39.80 149 6.46 41 73.54 170 4.44 70 30.06
Saginaw, MI 240 44.36 243 37.51 244 3.14 225 64.47 166 4.57 85 27.26
St. Cloud, MN 69 64.34 80 63.00 78 11.49 44 73.40 161 4.78 50 38.79
St. George, UT 123 56.95 195 48.56 35 19.14 78 71.41 50 12.13 100 25.94
St. Joseph, MO-KS 47 71.49 102 60.49 9 53.08 4 83.76 205 3.16 192 19.43
Salem, OR 192 50.12 205 47.20 212 4.29 58 72.59 173 4.32 111 24.59
Salinas, CA 85 61.95 57 67.68 220 4.07 113 70.03 30 17.89 92 26.70
Salisbury, MD-DE 62 65.74 55 68.23 150 6.43 62 72.45 103 7.22 44 39.84
San Angelo, TX 70 64.09 106 60.22 22 27.88 91 70.74 90 8.36 88 26.99
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 79 62.80 90 61.58 226 3.87 166 67.88 53 11.85 35 42.67
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 20 79.42 4 93.88 129 7.75 77 71.74 70 9.88 31 44.67
Santa Fe, NM 23 77.71 15 79.87 179 5.44 155 68.40 3 70.61 108 24.85
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 68.01 40 71.24 148 6.48 131 69.40 77 9.39 34 43.57
Santa Rosa, CA 121 57.28 70 64.35 222 4.04 135 69.27 106 7.03 112 24.57
Savannah, GA 129 56.37 133 56.15 172 5.59 117 69.95 117 6.35 65 31.05
Sheboygan, WI 160 53.79 47 68.80 247 3.05 238 62.27 243 1.74 205 18.02
Sherman-Denison, TX 148 55.10 121 58.04 91 10.01 61 72.46 200 3.48 168 20.78
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 172 52.33 155 53.67 71 12.16 242 61.54 96 7.95 144 22.01
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 49 68.73 16 79.82 24 26.70 147 68.91 181 4.12 178 20.33
Sioux Falls, SD 37 74.07 22 77.23 15 35.00 17 76.16 38 14.13 176 20.38
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 114 58.06 78 63.44 181 5.34 168 67.62 185 4.01 71 30.03
Spartanburg, SC 216 47.94 196 48.54 177 5.53 199 66.23 240 1.94 152 21.67
Springfield, IL 51 67.91 37 71.86 54 15.29 38 73.83 16 25.37 154 21.42
Springfield, MO 83 62.52 144 55.03 23 27.00 197 66.28 64 10.43 62 32.01
Springfield, OH 242 43.71 242 37.53 100 9.19 240 61.82 163 4.67 145 21.91
State College, PA 15 81.49 112 59.35 84 11.21 34 74.06 68 10.07 3 90.55
Sumter, SC 8 84.22 159 53.21 1 100.00 7 81.20 216 2.77 87 27.13
Tallahassee, FL 31 74.85 122 57.96 228 3.82 141 69.03 8 42.59 18 63.06
Terre Haute, IN 187 50.58 166 52.01 159 6.05 245 61.18 235 2.04 79 28.30
Texarkana, TX-AR 150 54.88 54 68.28 225 3.94 226 64.41 104 7.12 231 16.16
Topeka, KS 74 63.43 39 71.26 49 16.05 154 68.45 60 11.07 161 21.29
Trenton, NJ 71 63.55 84 62.16 190 5.07 66 72.37 17 24.92 64 31.56
Tuscaloosa, AL 96 60.52 175 50.76 34 19.17 218 64.82 211 2.95 32 44.29
Tyler, TX 139 55.89 119 58.22 160 6.02 30 74.43 73 9.65 164 21.09
Utica-Rome, NY 186 50.66 191 48.90 158 6.06 134 69.29 67 10.11 157 21.38
Valdosta, GA 59 66.15 60 66.84 92 9.96 84 71.20 81 9.21 48 39.46
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 110 58.33 71 64.29 169 5.66 50 73.02 125 5.95 121 24.10
Victoria, TX 201 49.00 150 53.92 171 5.60 118 69.92 235 2.04 242 14.88
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 228 46.98 190 49.14 165 5.82 203 66.03 127 5.93 238 15.50
Visalia-Porterville, CA 170 52.47 111 59.38 207 4.33 214 65.26 109 6.60 183 19.90
Waco, TX 153 54.50 183 49.58 224 3.95 184 66.97 204 3.17 46 39.75
Warner Robins, GA 247 41.74 251 27.88 246 3.07 235 63.36 162 4.70 60 32.84
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 118 57.49 161 53.11 72 12.15 198 66.27 201 3.46 53 37.09
Wausau, WI 90 61.17 42 70.96 37 18.78 229 64.19 206 3.13 169 20.74
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 243 43.50 233 39.05 86 10.49 252 55.59 144 5.20 137 22.63
Wenatchee, WA 157 54.07 87 61.98 217 4.12 196 66.42 47 12.63 222 16.83
Wheeling, WV-OH 107 58.44 157 53.31 13 35.82 248 60.66 76 9.42 193 19.33
Wichita Falls, TX 128 56.45 84 62.16 69 12.50 228 64.30 113 6.43 150 21.68
Williamsport, PA 180 51.50 160 53.19 127 7.89 231 63.95 177 4.19 115 24.42
Wilmington, NC 117 57.67 123 57.88 107 8.94 81 71.26 78 9.36 91 26.82
Winchester, VA-WV 95 60.66 76 63.69 69 12.50 48 73.08 192 3.80 88 26.99
Yakima, WA 220 47.83 148 54.41 245 3.10 187 66.78 115 6.41 249 12.70
York-Hanover, PA 152 54.52 109 59.91 131 7.62 62 72.45 190 3.88 197 18.53
Yuba City, CA 207 48.56 213 44.38 204 4.41 236 63.34 55 11.80 99 26.01
Yuma, AZ 245 42.85 252 24.59 151 6.39 11 78.02 35 15.21 187 19.71
Employment/ Education Overall Percent of 65+ employed 65+ unemployment rate Employment growth (health, education,leisure, and hospitality) Output of service sector/ manufacturing College enrollment
METRO Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
Abilene, TX 6 92 2 201 49 76
Albany, GA 176 219 93 174 95 69
Alexandria, LA 147 107 51 158 143 239
Altoona, PA 222 206 144 142 153 204
Amarillo, TX 126 103 80 186 129 118
Ames, IA 29 217 136 76 139 1
Anchorage, AK 3 23 121 5 1 105
Ann Arbor, MI 39 58 147 106 79 17
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 234 221 227 194 175 114
Appleton, WI 219 222 85 93 193 190
Asheville, NC 190 182 134 103 156 173
Athens-Clarke County, GA 25 65 117 47 110 10
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 34 17 161 212 4 143
Auburn-Opelika, AL 16 7 164 200 150 14
Bangor, ME 86 116 90 162 36 57
Barnstable Town, MA 97 56 219 180 10 230
Battle Creek, MI 199 197 153 153 232 129
Bay City, MI 238 234 210 35 128 218
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 229 173 193 226 250 209
Bellingham, WA 198 229 249 167 183 55
Bend-Redmond, OR 231 228 239 164 105 106
Billings, MT 28 50 3 62 118 241
Binghamton, NY 164 198 191 144 165 58
Bismarck, ND 5 3 28 9 12 127
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 32 124 77 92 191 6
Bloomington, IL 58 175 146 27 19 25
Bloomington, IN 21 51 81 45 225 7
Boulder, CO 26 9 66 72 131 27
Bowling Green, KY 77 114 95 57 168 38
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 159 188 205 131 14 148
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 236 239 173 43 57 203
Brunswick, GA 76 10 55 251 89 189
Burlington, NC 161 153 199 71 195 88
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 35 27 21 133 148 47
Canton-Massillon, OH 144 128 56 130 199 147
Carson City, NV 183 167 252 42 82 177
Casper, WY 10 2 14 32 26 212
Cedar Rapids, IA 84 49 65 56 129 122
Champaign-Urbana, IL 33 63 178 204 75 11
Charleston, WV 177 165 115 119 42 240
Charlottesville, VA 14 43 10 75 45 29
Cheyenne, WY 13 30 5 73 185 61
Chico, CA 156 230 241 209 28 33
Clarksville, TN-KY 75 98 29 36 147 93
Cleveland, TN 249 250 248 110 217 128
Coeur d'Alene, ID 178 193 126 49 102 160
College Station-Bryan, TX 7 34 43 98 74 5
Columbia, MO 12 29 79 24 44 13
Columbus, GA-AL 146 129 201 192 86 78
Columbus, IN 99 35 88 211 249 146
Corpus Christi, TX 127 77 155 46 209 153
Corvallis, OR 4 21 31 60 251 8
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 78 46 155 108 25 135
Cumberland, MD-WV 227 239 118 159 121 96
Dalton, GA 173 120 186 109 247 193
Danville, IL 252 236 222 249 219 251
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 137 139 44 139 156 149
Decatur, AL 102 32 89 188 245 214
Decatur, IL 111 44 97 161 217 196
Dothan, AL 194 180 75 173 87 243
Dover, DE 136 131 221 156 65 73
Dubuque, IA 151 125 180 119 132 112
Duluth, MN-WI 174 225 96 127 61 67
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 57 75 46 31 228 42
Eau Claire, WI 91 83 154 191 144 43
El Centro, CA 201 247 251 3 62 83
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 66 168 8 220 167 139
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 188 96 195 230 252 236
Elmira, NY 244 232 234 216 144 174
Erie, PA 166 185 103 98 169 86
Eugene, OR 119 171 184 146 133 37
Evansville, IN-KY 108 99 36 103 234 157
Fairbanks, AK 56 67 196 14 37 44
Fargo, ND-MN 24 12 48 10 63 36
Farmington, NM 48 79 18 28 18 140
Fayetteville, NC 116 115 64 247 124 66
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 53 38 62 6 114 95
Flagstaff, AZ 18 14 50 29 112 21
Flint, MI 241 246 110 219 100 109
Florence, SC 206 192 232 105 179 170
Fond du Lac, WI 239 210 230 207 224 227
Fort Collins, CO 36 25 47 18 120 30
Fort Smith, AR-OK 213 223 58 81 188 223
Fort Wayne, IN 145 81 138 184 196 141
Gadsden, AL 251 249 165 190 148 232
Gainesville, FL 27 136 83 137 22 9
Gainesville, GA 196 186 130 20 238 225
Glens Falls, NY 162 88 185 156 88 244
Goldsboro, NC 167 174 103 33 231 125
Grand Forks, ND-MN 9 19 12 88 91 23
Grand Junction, CO 131 86 139 169 33 202
Great Falls, MT 46 181 4 85 13 221
Greeley, CO 112 66 175 115 189 102
Green Bay, WI 125 117 68 112 152 119
Greenville, NC 61 74 238 237 208 20
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 92 158 20 116 52 134
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 211 214 236 36 71 191
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 149 204 38 16 177 133
Harrisonburg, VA 43 94 59 19 244 19
Hattiesburg, MS 67 48 108 159 83 52
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 218 134 200 239 242 234
Hinesville, GA 132 156 40 242 174 68
Hot Springs, AR 72 149 11 152 40 198
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 103 59 57 90 164 237
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 215 215 189 124 154 131
Huntsville, AL 104 97 120 69 134 84
Idaho Falls, ID 175 154 211 68 66 200
Iowa City, IA 16 20 45 107 142 15
Ithaca, NY 1 8 19 122 41 2
Jackson, MI 235 201 231 210 203 179
Jackson, TN 154 138 250 39 198 80
Jacksonville, NC 141 210 41 178 27 104
Janesville-Beloit, WI 231 208 133 189 176 216
Jefferson City, MO 140 140 32 224 115 154
Johnson City, TN 212 237 113 95 139 82
Johnstown, PA 204 238 76 101 56 132
Jonesboro, AR 169 220 99 23 123 72
Joplin, MO 124 108 39 179 212 180
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 155 184 192 221 151 49
Kankakee, IL 142 105 152 102 184 116
Kennewick-Richland, WA 133 126 157 13 34 219
Killeen-Temple, TX 113 152 213 8 69 74
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 221 199 128 111 214 233
Kingston, NY 73 24 167 180 38 117
Kokomo, IN 230 245 140 2 246 208
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 54 113 25 136 98 39
Lafayette, LA 19 5 17 40 72 94
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 45 110 196 22 226 12
Lake Charles, LA 189 142 115 180 248 220
Lancaster, PA 101 41 141 89 155 206
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 88 170 202 125 92 24
Laredo, TX 80 132 215 21 7 142
Las Cruces, NM 65 82 106 15 51 53
Lawrence, KS 2 6 52 53 48 4
Lawton, OK 210 226 131 192 94 98
Lebanon, PA 134 69 105 151 202 195
Lewiston, ID-WA 214 212 101 175 135 165
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 115 73 142 176 84 109
Lexington-Fayette, KY 52 36 82 94 160 51
Lima, OH 200 224 137 217 213 63
Lincoln, NE 44 13 125 69 92 40
Logan, UT-ID 55 89 109 25 229 26
Longview, TX 82 33 33 87 210 228
Longview, WA 248 241 161 125 194 248
Lubbock, TX 22 18 61 52 31 28
Lynchburg, VA 89 93 102 97 187 56
Macon, GA 109 163 53 86 32 103
Madera, CA 237 216 207 202 96 226
Manchester-Nashua, NH 100 52 124 128 135 159
Mansfield, OH 231 177 175 234 207 224
Medford, OR 193 179 98 138 137 210
Merced, CA 168 169 209 83 159 81
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 225 141 203 250 233 200
Midland, TX 41 11 16 74 54 235
Missoula, MT 38 31 111 51 11 41
Mobile, AL 217 202 187 195 138 167
Modesto, CA 209 209 235 59 118 162
Monroe, LA 158 118 123 177 99 184
Monroe, MI 64 200 6 140 180 188
Montgomery, AL 138 72 232 232 125 101
Morgantown, WV 40 164 27 79 101 16
Morristown, TN 224 147 183 208 241 245
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 223 151 135 222 227 247
Muncie, IN 63 91 122 244 107 22
Muskegon, MI 246 235 236 215 223 185
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 93 94 194 113 9 172
Napa, CA 171 130 218 171 181 130
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 129 172 174 149 6 250
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 165 127 67 233 215 181
Norwich-New London, CT 87 45 74 143 139 123
Ocala, FL 250 248 206 100 85 246
Ocean City, NJ 42 53 239 65 2 228
Odessa, TX 30 1 30 183 158 210
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 120 137 145 121 15 150
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 181 178 118 241 238 75
Owensboro, KY 106 100 26 163 222 213
Panama City, FL 81 61 214 12 24 163
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 205 207 73 150 172 214
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 122 146 167 170 20 97
Peoria, IL 182 162 114 172 196 171
Pine Bluff, AR 135 104 63 223 220 124
Pittsfield, MA 105 68 198 165 45 126
Pocatello, ID 60 143 87 1 108 59
Portland-South Portland, ME 68 26 60 129 59 138
Port St. Lucie, FL 185 194 243 80 29 207
Prescott, AZ 208 218 112 205 58 166
Pueblo, CO 163 189 163 26 80 107
Punta Gorda, FL 179 244 170 145 5 252
Racine, WI 226 203 143 206 237 185
Rapid City, SD 11 28 7 54 23 120
Reading, PA 143 101 182 55 171 136
Redding, CA 195 227 216 96 21 154
Reno, NV 98 64 242 213 43 77
Roanoke, VA 191 187 94 123 122 199
Rochester, MN 94 62 42 148 110 182
Rockford, IL 184 135 229 67 221 217
Rocky Mount, NC 203 145 188 246 230 175
Rome, GA 197 231 149 41 170 70
Saginaw, MI 240 243 244 225 166 85
St. Cloud, MN 69 80 78 44 161 50
St. George, UT 123 195 35 78 50 100
St. Joseph, MO-KS 47 102 9 4 205 192
Salem, OR 192 205 212 58 173 111
Salinas, CA 85 57 220 113 30 92
Salisbury, MD-DE 62 55 150 62 103 44
San Angelo, TX 70 106 22 91 90 88
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 79 90 226 166 53 35
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 20 4 129 77 70 31
Santa Fe, NM 23 15 179 155 3 108
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 40 148 131 77 34
Santa Rosa, CA 121 70 222 135 106 112
Savannah, GA 129 133 172 117 117 65
Sheboygan, WI 160 47 247 238 243 205
Sherman-Denison, TX 148 121 91 61 200 168
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 172 155 71 242 96 144
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 49 16 24 147 181 178
Sioux Falls, SD 37 22 15 17 38 176
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 114 78 181 168 185 71
Spartanburg, SC 216 196 177 199 240 152
Springfield, IL 51 37 54 38 16 154
Springfield, MO 83 144 23 197 64 62
Springfield, OH 242 242 100 240 163 145
State College, PA 15 112 84 34 68 3
Sumter, SC 8 159 1 7 216 87
Tallahassee, FL 31 122 228 141 8 18
Terre Haute, IN 187 166 159 245 235 79
Texarkana, TX-AR 150 54 225 226 104 231
Topeka, KS 74 39 49 154 60 161
Trenton, NJ 71 84 190 66 17 64
Tuscaloosa, AL 96 175 34 218 211 32
Tyler, TX 139 119 160 30 73 164
Utica-Rome, NY 186 191 158 134 67 157
Valdosta, GA 59 60 92 84 81 48
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 110 71 169 50 125 121
Victoria, TX 201 150 171 118 235 242
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 228 190 165 203 127 238
Visalia-Porterville, CA 170 111 207 214 109 183
Waco, TX 153 183 224 184 204 46
Warner Robins, GA 247 251 246 235 162 60
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 118 161 72 198 201 53
Wausau, WI 90 42 37 229 206 169
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 243 233 86 252 144 137
Wenatchee, WA 157 87 217 196 47 222
Wheeling, WV-OH 107 157 13 248 76 193
Wichita Falls, TX 128 84 69 228 113 150
Williamsport, PA 180 160 127 231 177 115
Wilmington, NC 117 123 107 81 78 91
Winchester, VA-WV 95 76 69 48 192 88
Yakima, WA 220 148 245 187 115 249
York-Hanover, PA 152 109 131 62 190 197
Yuba City, CA 207 213 204 236 55 99
Yuma, AZ 245 252 151 11 35 187