Special Report

Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

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16. Kansas: Clark County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +130.4% (county) +10.0% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $249.3 million (0.2% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -0.7 ppt. (3.1% to 2.4%)
> Median household income: $50,368 (county) $57,422 (state)
> Largest place in county: Minneola

17. Kentucky: Whitley County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +41.3% (county) +4.4% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $1.6 billion (0.9% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.6 ppt. (10.6% to 5.0%)
> Median household income: $36,897 (county) $48,392 (state)
> Largest place in county: Corbin

18. Louisiana: Cameron Parish
> GDP change 2013-2018: +129.0% (county) +4.7% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $1.9 billion (0.8% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Construction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -1.8 ppt. (5.3% to 3.5%)
> Median household income: $55,000 (county) $47,942 (state)
> Largest place in county: Hackberry

19. Maine: York County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +15.0% (county) +9.4% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $7.4 billion (12.9% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.3 ppt. (6.3% to 3.0%)
> Median household income: $65,538 (county) $55,425 (state)
> Largest place in county: Biddeford

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20. Maryland: Cecil County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +21.7% (county) +10.1% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $4.2 billion (1.2% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.3 ppt. (7.7% to 4.4%)
> Median household income: $72,845 (county) $81,868 (state)
> Largest place in county: Elkton