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Washington DC Metro Strongest Economy, Anchorage Ranks 37th

PALM CITY, Fla., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the Washington DC metropolitan area ranked as the strongest local economy in the United States in POLICOM's annual "economic strength" rankings. With an expanding federal government as its economic anchor, the metropolitan area has been virtually immune to the national recession. 

The Des Moines, IA metropolitan area placed 2nd in the rankings driven by the expansion of the Finance and Insurance sector.

POLICOM annually ranks the 366 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and 576 Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States for "economic strength" to enable POLICOM to study the characteristics of strong and weak economies in the country. 

For the economic strength rankings for all areas, go to http://www.policom.com or scroll down.

Concord, the capital of New Hampshire, is top among the 576 "Micropolitan" areas. Micropolitan areas are smaller economies and do not have a city with a population greater than 50,000 people. 

The Huntsville, AL MSA improved significantly, jumping from 52nd to 16th place as a result of rapid growth in the high-wage Professional and Scientific Services sector.

"The top-rated areas have had rapid, consistent growth in both size and quality for an extended period of time," William H. Fruth, President of POLICOM. POLICOM, located in Palm City, FL, specializes in analyzing local and state economies. 

"The rankings do not reflect the latest 'hotspot' or boom town, but the areas which have the best economic foundation," Fruth continued.

The study measures 23 different economic factors over a 20-year period to create the rankings. The formulas determine how an economy has behaved over an extended period of time. Data stretching from 1991 to 2010 was used for this study. 

POLICOM has created this study each year since 1997.

 

Metropolitan Areas 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004   Metropolitan Areas 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (MSA) 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 3   Abilene, TX (MSA) 332 317 332 347 359 352 322 324 351
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (MSA) 2 6 7 13 12 11 13 15 28   Akron, OH (MSA) 182 191 150 99 95 108 90 104 120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (MSA) 3 3 1 12 11 23 51 34 11   Albany, GA (MSA) 309 288 307 335 333 321 279 270 257
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN (MSA) 4 8 13 5 4 4 2 4 7   Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (MSA) 55 68 92 68 75 65 54 82 110
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (MSA) 5 4 12 19 39 37 45 22 15   Albuquerque, NM (MSA) 87 95 111 129 111 100 88 74 61
Salt Lake City, UT (MSA) 6 2 6 10 9 28 18 6 17   Alexandria, LA (MSA) 139 149 174 253 282 289 275 307 280
Madison, WI (MSA) 7 12 9 6 15 8 20 7 13   Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (MSA) 32 50 79 47 71 76 96 99 130
Kansas City, MO-KS (MSA) 8 16 17 9 20 16 11 10 10   Altoona, PA (MSA) 239 242 315 261 260 260 237 265 267
Sioux Falls, SD (MSA) 9 10 21 34 52 84 101 78 56   Amarillo, TX (MSA) 134 156 170 222 253 247 259 285 310
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (MSA) 10 15 29 31 43 68 56 29 16   Ames, IA (MSA) 149 125 143 135 128 147 177 164 179
Olympia, WA (MSA) 11 7 14 26 33 54 66 46 58   Anchorage, AK (MSA) 37 96 154 180 217 226 223 276 328
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (MSA) 12 5 4 1 8 26 29 32 24   Anderson, IN (MSA) 365 365 364 344 351 334 335 321 323
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA (MSA) 13 35 70 125 137 175 203 237 268   Anderson, SC (MSA) 336 320 318 303 286 254 222 195 156
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (MSA) 14 11 10 4 7 22 16 13 12   Ann Arbor, MI (MSA) 154 160 165 130 114 110 97 84 106
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (MSA) 15 17 11 3 1 2 1 3 1   Anniston-Oxford, AL (MSA) 335 348 331 322 332 346 347 358 358
Huntsville, AL (MSA) 16 52 91 87 85 97 95 98 126   Appleton, WI (MSA) 117 97 68 80 91 109 99 73 91
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (MSA) 17 13 23 22 23 32 38 57 48   Asheville, NC (MSA) 279 259 227 190 195 163 151 137 108
Raleigh-Cary, NC (MSA) 18 22 15 15 24 30 25 19 9   Athens-Clarke County, GA (MSA) 264 241 256 240 235 238 228 182 176
Fargo, ND-MN (MSA) 19 23 25 51 84 96 108 95 95   Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (MSA) 22 18 18 20 14 9 6 2 2
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (MSA) 20 14 8 8 3 6 21 21 5   Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (MSA) 179 189 177 197 237 213 225 256 274
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (MSA) 21 26 52 55 67 56 59 51 70   Auburn-Opelika, AL (MSA) 270 289 281 291 297 320 296 263 228
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (MSA) 22 18 18 20 14 9 6 2 2   Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (MSA) 169 172 203 214 197 186 156 177 220
Baltimore-Towson, MD (MSA) 23 32 56 36 27 18 23 36 44   Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (MSA) 5 4 12 19 39 37 45 22 15
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (MSA) 24 9 3 7 17 19 14 9 4   Bakersfield-Delano, CA (MSA) 116 89 86 111 122 172 202 249 290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (MSA) 25 42 90 63 61 33 46 43 59   Baltimore-Towson, MD (MSA) 23 32 56 36 27 18 23 36 44
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (MSA) 26 45 36 40 63 58 39 60 67   Bangor, ME (MSA) 229 245 244 259 259 231 200 185 143
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (MSA) 27 27 26 17 18 14 9 14 20   Barnstable Town, MA (MSA) 164 215 209 163 129 111 91 75 62
Charlottesville, VA (MSA) 28 29 33 61 58 78 81 63 41   Baton Rouge, LA (MSA) 42 63 96 115 135 151 178 210 254
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (MSA) 29 28 20 14 16 5 4 5 6   Battle Creek, MI (MSA) 249 253 291 296 275 240 250 277 291
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX (MSA) 30 60 89 122 125 143 169 159 140   Bay City, MI (MSA) 360 359 361 356 346 350 337 318 302
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (MSA) 31 54 22 25 10 3 10 23 46   Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (MSA) 175 212 264 282 292 297 311 333 315
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (MSA) 32 50 79 47 71 76 96 99 130   Bellingham, WA (MSA) 65 46 42 71 97 126 162 192 240
Columbus, OH (MSA) 33 49 38 35 26 20 7 12 18   Bend, OR (MSA) 110 73 43 49 46 61 79 76 101
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (MSA) 34 34 19 23 36 44 64 94 136   Billings, MT (MSA) 62 51 83 105 159 173 186 183 150
Richmond, VA (MSA) 35 36 63 56 53 27 27 18 19   Binghamton, NY (MSA) 273 296 327 323 323 344 332 332 311
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (MSA) 36 20 16 18 6 7 8 11 14   Birmingham-Hoover, AL (MSA) 29 28 20 14 16 5 4 5 6
Anchorage, AK (MSA) 37 96 154 180 217 226 223 276 328   Bismarck, ND (MSA) 79 100 145 188 221 229 264 228 200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH (MSA) 38 55 58 44 44 34 15 17 26   Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA (MSA) 278 301 333 306 279 279 253 235 217
Colorado Springs, CO (MSA) 39 24 40 73 77 83 67 39 29   Bloomington, IN (MSA) 302 311 345 334 324 311 288 254 231
Manchester-Nashua, NH (MSA) 40 61 44 48 32 39 40 31 43   Bloomington-Normal, IL (MSA) 131 153 159 192 169 155 132 106 97
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (MSA) 41 66 50 38 31 38 34 33 38   Boise City-Nampa, ID (MSA) 88 58 37 65 48 66 78 70 55
Baton Rouge, LA (MSA) 42 63 96 115 135 151 178 210 254   Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH (MSA) 38 55 58 44 44 34 15 17 26
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA (MSA) 43 64 62 43 38 42 42 42 49   Boulder, CO (MSA) 108 87 87 102 112 125 140 132 114
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (MSA) 44 39 61 33 25 25 26 41 51   Bowling Green, KY (MSA) 274 260 254 252 277 275 305 290 252
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA (MSA) 45 19 5 11 5 10 19 35 40   Bremerton-Silverdale, WA (MSA) 61 30 64 88 88 106 135 155 192
Napa, CA (MSA) 46 21 32 46 65 46 72 54 75   Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (MSA) 80 70 54 42 70 59 44 52 50
Norwich-New London, CT (MSA) 47 43 34 86 82 73 65 87 117   Brownsville-Harlingen, TX (MSA) 221 240 253 297 308 283 300 331 292
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (MSA) 48 44 59 85 80 77 52 48 34   Brunswick, GA (MSA) 296 268 272 298 273 262 242 251 206
Corpus Christi, TX (MSA) 49 53 80 123 153 161 193 236 244   Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (MSA) 157 190 219 161 167 167 179 201 235
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (MSA) 50 56 46 39 37 17 12 25 23   Burlington, NC (MSA) 352 350 349 354 344 328 301 231 174
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (MSA) 51 25 24 24 30 49 63 64 60   Burlington-South Burlington, VT (MSA) 83 110 82 72 59 53 32 50 25
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (MSA) 52 31 27 28 21 13 24 26 21   Canton-Massillon, OH (MSA) 346 330 297 283 271 288 267 272 265
Cheyenne, WY (MSA) 53 74 119 152 126 158 175 162 133   Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (MSA) 183 166 108 69 51 48 69 59 68
Honolulu, HI (MSA) 54 59 72 103 132 146 190 243 273   Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL (MSA) 219 221 188 145 183 183 183 183 183
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (MSA) 55 68 92 68 75 65 54 82 110   Carson City, NV (MSA) 195 170 121 90 87 91 84 122 148
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (MSA) 56 79 110 121 113 134 117 103 87   Casper, WY (MSA) 133 128 125 169 206 241 273 330 320
New Haven-Milford, CT (MSA) 57 65 55 52 57 41 35 69 83   Cedar Rapids, IA (MSA) 89 93 78 116 136 159 165 168 184
Pittsburgh, PA (MSA) 58 82 73 30 41 51 43 56 64   Champaign-Urbana, IL (MSA) 300 328 316 340 314 272 241 199 165
Fayetteville, NC (MSA) 59 92 122 165 131 128 150 189 227   Charleston, WV (MSA) 99 80 113 100 130 112 93 120 155
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (MSA) 60 33 30 32 28 29 36 67 86   Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC (MSA) 71 71 77 64 79 79 92 111 90
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA (MSA) 61 30 64 88 88 106 135 155 192   Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (MSA) 15 17 11 3 1 2 1 3 1
Billings, MT (MSA) 62 51 83 105 159 173 186 183 150   Charlottesville, VA (MSA) 28 29 33 61 58 78 81 63 41
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI (MSA) 63 48 45 21 13 21 30 27 39   Chattanooga, TN-GA (MSA) 113 118 99 108 93 75 71 105 145
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (MSA) 64 38 31 16 19 12 5 8 8   Cheyenne, WY (MSA) 53 74 119 152 126 158 175 162 133
Bellingham, WA (MSA) 65 46 42 71 97 126 162 192 240   Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI (MSA) 63 48 45 21 13 21 30 27 39
Knoxville, TN (MSA) 66 98 81 74 60 74 58 77 71   Chico, CA (MSA) 250 211 200 212 187 164 198 218 242
Green Bay, WI (MSA) 67 75 48 78 68 50 48 20 27   Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (MSA) 41 66 50 38 31 38 34 33 38
Morgantown, WV (MSA) 68 101 131 175 198 216 240 198 182   Clarksville, TN-KY (MSA) 145 177 197 196 186 165 159 180 209
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA (MSA) 69 67 51 41 62 63 74 86 80   Cleveland, TN (MSA) 292 314 309 305 278 287 302 310 283
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (MSA) 70 94 66 45 35 40 37 58 57   Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (MSA) 185 175 141 94 94 132 157 154 171
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC (MSA) 71 71 77 64 79 79 92 111 90   Coeur d'Alene, ID (MSA) 189 135 124 147 161 160 144 126 109
Montgomery, AL (MSA) 72 84 65 75 50 36 62 68 65   College Station-Bryan, TX (MSA) 122 157 194 201 225 256 282 260 226
Lexington-Fayette, KY (MSA) 73 102 67 37 49 62 50 55 52   Colorado Springs, CO (MSA) 39 24 40 73 77 83 67 39 29
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (MSA) 74 85 118 76 73 57 49 61 85   Columbia, MO (MSA) 111 136 171 193 182 149 130 136 112
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (MSA) 75 41 49 77 56 70 53 62 79   Columbia, SC (MSA) 126 104 115 84 72 85 76 71 54
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (MSA) 76 105 100 131 139 117 105 81 78   Columbus, GA-AL (MSA) 166 180 216 236 240 214 176 165 137
Jackson, MS (MSA) 77 81 106 91 83 69 60 83 72   Columbus, IN (MSA) 282 262 228 230 238 264 274 306 304
Warner Robins, GA (MSA) 78 113 153 205 209 210 226 207 238   Columbus, OH (MSA) 33 49 38 35 26 20 7 12 18
Bismarck, ND (MSA) 79 100 145 188 221 229 264 228 200   Corpus Christi, TX (MSA) 49 53 80 123 153 161 193 236 244
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (MSA) 80 70 54 42 70 59 44 52 50   Corvallis, OR (MSA) 217 238 270 263 244 222 219 176 147
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (MSA) 81 76 102 59 66 67 41 28 30   Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL (MSA) 115 111 144 128 99 113 118 140 113
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (MSA) 82 40 28 27 22 15 22 24 31   Cumberland, MD-WV (MSA) 290 303 326 346 337 340 346 337 343
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (MSA) 83 110 82 72 59 53 32 50 25   Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (MSA) 14 11 10 4 7 22 16 13 12
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL (MSA) 84 77 53 60 47 60 70 66 82   Dalton, GA (MSA) 306 315 286 246 233 219 236 268 245
Oklahoma City, OK (MSA) 85 99 75 97 148 180 153 157 183   Danville, IL (MSA) 366 366 366 366 363 363 361 361 361
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (MSA) 86 47 39 54 42 64 55 30 35   Danville, VA (MSA) 364 364 363 365 361 360 360 359 360
Albuquerque, NM (MSA) 87 95 111 129 111 100 88 74 61   Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (MSA) 153 147 178 157 188 201 227 255 287
Boise City-Nampa, ID (MSA) 88 58 37 65 48 66 78 70 55   Dayton, OH (MSA) 271 295 265 199 175 168 136 152 162
Cedar Rapids, IA (MSA) 89 93 78 116 136 159 165 168 184   Decatur, AL (MSA) 340 312 295 277 276 309 310 328 303
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA (MSA) 90 37 47 70 98 107 122 108 127   Decatur, IL (MSA) 263 237 234 238 264 292 303 320 300
Savannah, GA (MSA) 91 72 94 138 133 121 152 178 207   Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL (MSA) 311 280 258 208 171 195 166 131 144
Jacksonville, FL (MSA) 92 69 76 58 45 71 57 65 74   Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (MSA) 24 9 3 7 17 19 14 9 4
St. Louis, MO-IL (MSA) 93 127 101 62 69 31 33 38 53   Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (MSA) 2 6 7 13 12 11 13 15 28
Lincoln, NE (MSA) 94 108 130 174 174 152 127 115 93   Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI (MSA) 215 181 151 117 115 89 89 100 131
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (MSA) 95 57 85 50 29 43 47 44 32   Dothan, AL (MSA) 291 318 285 257 266 293 287 323 326
Fairbanks, AK (MSA) 96 130 155 177 232 255 280 317 339   Dover, DE (MSA) 158 168 182 179 165 136 138 191 243
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (MSA) 97 86 71 89 104 120 120 89 73   Dubuque, IA (MSA) 196 227 238 228 250 281 306 298 285
Lafayette, LA (MSA) 98 107 126 176 223 236 271 286 296   Duluth, MN-WI (MSA) 308 284 259 224 231 206 170 202 158
Charleston, WV (MSA) 99 80 113 100 130 112 93 120 155   Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (MSA) 48 44 59 85 80 77 52 48 34
Wilmington, NC (MSA) 100 106 112 127 152 123 121 90 69   Eau Claire, WI (MSA) 142 187 185 184 199 187 145 134 116
Rochester, MN (MSA) 101 114 128 98 103 104 94 107 115   El Centro, CA (MSA) 288 270 300 336 315 319 342 340 347
Iowa City, IA (MSA) 102 122 138 133 157 144 149 127 107   Elizabethtown, KY (MSA) 253 266 287 280 242 234 245 271 266
Rochester, NY (MSA) 103 121 135 110 106 115 147 175 214   Elkhart-Goshen, IN (MSA) 341 313 282 217 192 191 211 242 232
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA (MSA) 104 109 98 79 74 45 31 49 47   Elmira, NY (MSA) 314 338 322 345 348 347 323 336 318
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA (MSA) 105 78 60 57 55 47 61 79 88   El Paso, TX (MSA) 120 158 186 198 219 190 171 208 187
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (MSA) 106 62 35 82 64 55 73 80 99   Erie, PA (MSA) 321 309 317 286 268 269 251 279 298
State College, PA (MSA) 107 133 172 185 184 183 174 147 178   Eugene-Springfield, OR (MSA) 265 213 175 148 127 140 160 130 139
Boulder, CO (MSA) 108 87 87 102 112 125 140 132 114   Evansville, IN-KY (MSA) 191 176 168 124 102 88 102 128 169
Spokane, WA (MSA) 109 115 109 119 151 194 220 229 193   Fairbanks, AK (MSA) 96 130 155 177 232 255 280 317 339
Bend, OR (MSA) 110 73 43 49 46 61 79 76 101   Fargo, ND-MN (MSA) 19 23 25 51 84 96 108 95 95
Columbia, MO (MSA) 111 136 171 193 182 149 130 136 112   Farmington, NM (MSA) 212 184 220 248 288 317 340 312 307
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (MSA) 112 126 117 95 100 94 112 138 175   Fayetteville, NC (MSA) 59 92 122 165 131 128 150 189 227
Chattanooga, TN-GA (MSA) 113 118 99 108 93 75 71 105 145   Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (MSA) 76 105 100 131 139 117 105 81 78
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (MSA) 114 83 69 66 78 82 113 151 189   Flagstaff, AZ (MSA) 203 183 187 231 214 176 158 205 185
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL (MSA) 115 111 144 128 99 113 118 140 113   Flint, MI (MSA) 363 357 358 327 307 299 283 299 312
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (MSA) 116 89 86 111 122 172 202 249 290   Florence, SC (MSA) 307 297 298 288 256 232 207 203 160
Appleton, WI (MSA) 117 97 68 80 91 109 99 73 91   Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL (MSA) 297 306 312 337 341 354 354 348 357
Longview, TX (MSA) 118 124 139 189 230 263 291 329 289   Fond du Lac, WI (MSA) 225 200 163 194 204 209 216 193 167
Missoula, MT (MSA) 119 91 74 96 118 130 106 85 77   Fort Collins-Loveland, CO (MSA) 143 116 103 114 107 80 75 45 37
El Paso, TX (MSA) 120 158 186 198 219 190 171 208 187   Fort Smith, AR-OK (MSA) 334 316 284 251 267 268 268 232 195
Winchester, VA-WV (MSA) 121 138 147 137 108 87 80 47 22   Fort Wayne, IN (MSA) 251 250 221 155 155 145 126 114 132
College Station-Bryan, TX (MSA) 122 157 194 201 225 256 282 260 226   Fresno, CA (MSA) 209 171 146 107 96 92 109 143 191
Great Falls, MT (MSA) 123 173 202 216 239 270 308 289 272   Gadsden, AL (MSA) 339 352 352 357 356 338 349 356 353
Santa Fe, NM (MSA) 124 88 57 118 134 133 155 124 92   Gainesville, FL (MSA) 210 192 231 207 224 202 191 213 197
Worcester, MA (MSA) 125 151 160 172 160 122 98 109 118   Gainesville, GA (MSA) 162 131 105 136 117 127 123 92 89
Columbia, SC (MSA) 126 104 115 84 72 85 76 71 54   Glens Falls, NY (MSA) 272 278 303 324 316 339 348 344 340
Reading, PA (MSA) 127 132 140 126 119 99 110 145 188   Goldsboro, NC (MSA) 320 337 321 312 335 312 299 304 308
Jacksonville, NC (MSA) 128 164 199 264 299 284 327 280 316   Grand Forks, ND-MN (MSA) 248 302 334 333 339 351 353 349 333
Syracuse, NY (MSA) 129 162 195 149 166 179 201 222 258   Grand Junction, CO (MSA) 148 103 84 106 141 188 194 161 149
Greeley, CO (MSA) 130 120 88 150 164 157 128 88 94   Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (MSA) 155 129 97 53 54 35 28 37 42
Bloomington-Normal, IL (MSA) 131 153 159 192 169 155 132 106 97   Great Falls, MT (MSA) 123 173 202 216 239 270 308 289 272
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME (MSA) 132 178 152 132 105 81 77 72 45   Greeley, CO (MSA) 130 120 88 150 164 157 128 88 94
Casper, WY (MSA) 133 128 125 169 206 241 273 330 320   Green Bay, WI (MSA) 67 75 48 78 68 50 48 20 27
Amarillo, TX (MSA) 134 156 170 222 253 247 259 285 310   Greensboro-High Point, NC (MSA) 190 159 134 134 110 98 83 97 124
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI (MSA) 135 161 132 151 138 131 107 91 66   Greenville, NC (MSA) 261 254 289 311 322 323 334 338 305
Rapid City, SD (MSA) 136 137 167 200 222 224 243 227 205   Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC (MSA) 223 194 161 142 144 148 139 125 104
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV (MSA) 137 117 95 92 81 86 114 119 154   Gulfport-Biloxi, MS (MSA) 232 267 302 350 353 324 263 223 198
Reno-Sparks, NV (MSA) 138 90 41 29 34 24 17 16 33   Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV (MSA) 137 117 95 92 81 86 114 119 154
Alexandria, LA (MSA) 139 149 174 253 282 289 275 307 280   Hanford-Corcoran, CA (MSA) 244 226 191 227 210 235 260 292 325
Tallahassee, FL (MSA) 140 112 136 144 123 139 133 118 98   Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (MSA) 74 85 118 76 73 57 49 61 85
Tulsa, OK (MSA) 141 155 142 139 170 153 131 101 84   Harrisonburg, VA (MSA) 173 201 208 215 212 205 229 187 166
Eau Claire, WI (MSA) 142 187 185 184 199 187 145 134 116   Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (MSA) 26 45 36 40 63 58 39 60 67
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO (MSA) 143 116 103 114 107 80 75 45 37   Hattiesburg, MS (MSA) 241 271 305 317 287 308 284 247 230
Lancaster, PA (MSA) 144 139 156 112 101 114 104 142 172   Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC (MSA) 353 356 354 353 336 337 325 294 222
Clarksville, TN-KY (MSA) 145 177 197 196 186 165 159 180 209   Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA (MSA) 216 234 257 307 294 290 319 322 329
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL (MSA) 146 150 192 203 183 178 192 225 196   Holland-Grand Haven, MI (MSA) 329 304 273 209 201 199 180 149 190
Salinas, CA (MSA) 147 119 107 83 92 95 124 169 202   Honolulu, HI (MSA) 54 59 72 103 132 146 190 243 273
Grand Junction, CO (MSA) 148 103 84 106 141 188 194 161 149   Hot Springs, AR (MSA) 280 300 324 300 311 313 309 267 251
Ames, IA (MSA) 149 125 143 135 128 147 177 164 179   Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA (MSA) 187 248 260 314 347 355 352 352 348
Wausau, WI (MSA) 150 140 104 81 76 90 82 53 36   Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (MSA) 12 5 4 1 8 26 29 32 24
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (MSA) 151 141 133 160 150 171 205 204 208   Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH (MSA) 255 269 277 260 254 266 276 305 345
Peoria, IL (MSA) 152 144 116 140 163 193 218 245 247   Huntsville, AL (MSA) 16 52 91 87 85 97 95 98 126
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (MSA) 153 147 178 157 188 201 227 255 287   Idaho Falls, ID (MSA) 236 225 210 220 185 200 197 186 157
Ann Arbor, MI (MSA) 154 160 165 130 114 110 97 84 106   Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (MSA) 27 27 26 17 18 14 9 14 20
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (MSA) 155 129 97 53 54 35 28 37 42   Iowa City, IA (MSA) 102 122 138 133 157 144 149 127 107
Provo-Orem, UT (MSA) 156 134 129 170 193 181 146 116 111   Ithaca, NY (MSA) 204 231 255 279 272 271 293 250 239
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (MSA) 157 190 219 161 167 167 179 201 235   Jackson, MI (MSA) 349 346 336 268 258 243 249 224 262
Dover, DE (MSA) 158 168 182 179 165 136 138 191 243   Jackson, MS (MSA) 77 81 106 91 83 69 60 83 72
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (MSA) 159 167 206 269 262 244 116 141 146   Jackson, TN (MSA) 247 235 205 187 162 129 125 158 159
Manhattan, KS (MSA) 160 163 157 120 NR NR NR NR NR   Jacksonville, FL (MSA) 92 69 76 58 45 71 57 65 74
Springfield, MA (MSA) 161 145 183 183 154 116 100 129 128   Jacksonville, NC (MSA) 128 164 199 264 299 284 327 280 316
Gainesville, GA (MSA) 162 131 105 136 117 127 123 92 89   Janesville, WI (MSA) 344 333 311 293 289 305 324 287 317
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (MSA) 163 142 164 141 172 182 213 239 270   Jefferson City, MO (MSA) 172 210 181 213 194 212 161 167 181
Barnstable Town, MA (MSA) 164 215 209 163 129 111 91 75 62   Johnson City, TN (MSA) 289 319 304 304 300 277 252 283 260
Tuscaloosa, AL (MSA) 165 143 149 154 142 119 148 146 141   Johnstown, PA (MSA) 322 329 355 341 342 359 359 354 356
Columbus, GA-AL (MSA) 166 180 216 236 240 214 176 165 137   Jonesboro, AR (MSA) 315 340 342 355 350 325 329 311 295
Midland, TX (MSA) 167 182 184 234 281 295 316 342 331   Joplin, MO (MSA) 246 275 250 308 313 285 244 244 203
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ (MSA) 168 195 193 162 156 135 172 200 246   Kalamazoo-Portage, MI (MSA) 299 307 279 243 207 198 182 211 250
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (MSA) 169 172 203 214 197 186 156 177 220   Kankakee-Bradley, IL (MSA) 337 335 319 329 302 315 318 284 271
Stockton, CA (MSA) 170 123 93 104 90 102 134 179 212   Kansas City, MO-KS (MSA) 8 16 17 9 20 16 11 10 10
Waco, TX (MSA) 171 202 239 218 243 251 235 197 152   Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA (MSA) 13 35 70 125 137 175 203 237 268
Jefferson City, MO (MSA) 172 210 181 213 194 212 161 167 181   Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX (MSA) 30 60 89 122 125 143 169 159 140
Harrisonburg, VA (MSA) 173 201 208 215 212 205 229 187 166   Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA (MSA) 295 321 299 271 247 248 238 226 249
Sheboygan, WI (MSA) 174 154 123 101 116 118 111 93 76   Kingston, NY (MSA) 275 277 246 262 261 307 331 316 276
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (MSA) 175 212 264 282 292 297 311 333 315   Knoxville, TN (MSA) 66 98 81 74 60 74 58 77 71
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX (MSA) 176 185 213 210 191 185 184 172 194   Kokomo, IN (MSA) 354 354 343 330 325 342 345 347 335
St. Joseph, MO-KS (MSA) 177 222 230 258 284 318 317 281 223   La Crosse, WI-MN (MSA) 214 218 237 245 228 230 212 184 142
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR (MSA) 178 209 207 250