Special Report

Cities With the Strongest Economies in 2022

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5. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +11.2% — #7 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +13.5% — #8 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.9% — #116 highest
> Total population: 594,001 — #105 highest

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4. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +10.4% — #11 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +11.8% — #14 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 32.2% — #98 highest
> Total population: 4,860,338 — #18 highest

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3. Salt Lake City, UT
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +8.7% — #17 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +13.3% — #10 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.8% — #62 highest
> Total population: 1,215,955 — #58 highest

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2. Austin-Round Rock, TX
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +12.5% — #4 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +19.0% — #6 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 46.0% — #14 highest
> Total population: 2,173,804 — #41 highest

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1. Provo-Orem, UT
> Employment growth, 2015 to 2020: +19.8% — #1 highest out of 200 cities
> Wage growth, 2015 to 2020: +28.0% — #1 highest
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.7% — #25 highest
> Total population: 633,129 — #102 highest

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