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Cities With the Strongest Economies in 2022

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15. Boise City, ID
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +17.4% — #2 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +21.2% — #4 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.2% — #84 highest
> Total population: 730,483 — #89 highest

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14. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +4.1% — #52 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +7.5% — #32 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 44.7% — #15 highest
> Total population: 2,928,437 — #30 highest

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13. Ogden-Clearfield, UT
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +10.6% — #10 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +12.5% — #13 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.9% — #105 highest
> Total population: 672,948 — #94 highest

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12. Huntsville, AL
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +8.0% — #21 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +8.4% — #28 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.8% — #27 highest
> Total population: 464,607 — #125 highest

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11. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +4.2% — #48 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +11.6% — #16 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 46.4% — #13 highest
> Total population: 636,256 — #101 highest

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