Special Report

Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

6. Colorado: Jackson County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +68.3% (county) +20.7% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $118.7 million (0.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.2 ppt. (4.8% to 2.6%)
> Median household income: $48,828 (county) $68,811 (state)
> Largest place in county: Walden

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7. Connecticut: Hartford County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +5.2% (county) +1.6% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $76.0 billion (31.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.8 ppt. (8.0% to 4.2%)
> Median household income: $72,321 (county) $76,106 (state)
> Largest place in county: Hartford

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8. Delaware: Sussex County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +36.2% (county) +6.1% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $13.6 billion (21.6% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Finance and insurance
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.1 ppt. (6.8% to 3.7%)
> Median household income: $60,853 (county) $65,627 (state)
> Largest place in county: Seaford

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9. Florida: Levy County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +62.1% (county) +18.0% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $1.1 billion (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Real estate and rental and leasing
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -4.4 ppt. (8.2% to 3.8%)
> Median household income: $37,634 (county) $53,267 (state)
> Largest place in county: Williston

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10. Georgia: Randolph County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +95.7% (county) +17.4% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $363.0 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -4.4 ppt. (10.3% to 5.9%)
> Median household income: $30,914 (county) $55,679 (state)
> Largest place in county: Cuthbert