Special Report

Cities With the Strongest Economies in 2022

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10. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +8.2% — #19 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +6.5% — #41 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 36.0% — #57 highest
> Total population: 7,451,858 — #7 highest

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9. Colorado Springs, CO
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +6.9% — #27 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +5.0% — #51 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 38.6% — #42 highest
> Total population: 735,480 — #88 highest

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8. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +10.6% — #9 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +10.7% — #18 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.2% — #82 highest
> Total population: 526,101 — #115 highest

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7. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +2.5% — #64 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +23.2% — #2 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 52.5% — #3 highest
> Total population: 1,985,926 — #46 highest

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6. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +4.2% — #49 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +22.1% — #3 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 43.6% — #16 highest
> Total population: 3,928,498 — #25 highest

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