Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Denver #6 on Forbes Fastest Growing Cities in America

Forbes wrote, "To cull our list, we began with the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the U.S., geographic areas designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget that include cities and their surrounding suburbs. We rated these places based on six metrics. Using data from Moody’s Analytics, we assessed the estimated rates of population growth for 2013 and 2014, year-over-year job growth for 2013, and the rate of gross metro product growth—a.k.a. the economic growth rate--for 2013. We also considered federal unemployment data and median salaries for local college-educated workers, courtesy of Payscale.com. The result is a list of the 20 fastest growing metro areas in America in terms of population and economy."

Denver came in at #6 in the entire country! Here are the stats:
Median Pay: $64,900
2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.75%
Unemployment Rate: 5.95%