DC's Economy Went South, Despite Government Hiring | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

DC’s Economy Went South, Despite Government Hiring


While DC’s job losses since the downturn began have paled in comparison to other markets, recent trends are not good. We report this because the industry buzz is that the Washington DC economy is on the mend, but this is not true. The DC economy went from adding jobs in 2008, to slightly losing jobs in early 2009, to posting solid job losses as the year progressed. Professional & Business Services as well as Leisure & Hospitality jobs are where the recent losses have mounted. Construction employment, which has been severely hit by the commercial real estate decline, is also declining.

We still believe DC will be one of the first housing markets to stabilize due to improved affordability, a lack of new home construction, and relatively few foreclosures, but don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

 

This is the most current available data for all variables and markets.

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Alabama
Anniston-Oxford 128 183 39% (1,200) (2.3%) 10.7% $87,277 19% 0.6
Auburn-Opelika 650 1,253 57% (1,800) (3.3%) 9.2% $131,424 27% 0.4
Birmingham 1,697 1,809 23% (15,100) (2.9%) 9.8% $144,729 25% 1.5
Decatur 81 81 9% (2,900) (5.0%) 11.2% $97,030 18% 0.5
Dothan 225 283 38% (1,100) (1.8%) 9.3% $91,150 19% 0.3
Florence 134 181 23% (1,600) (2.8%) 11.0% $95,726 20% 0.6
Gadsden 114 114 29% (400) (1.1%) 10.6% $85,982 20% 1.0
Huntsville 2,464 3,159 63% (1,800) (0.8%) 8.1% $122,280 19% 0.7
Mobile 1,157 2,284 82% (3,800) (2.1%) 11.3% $128,303 27% 3.3
Montgomery 440 470 18% (3,400) (1.9%) 9.9% $131,168 24% 1.1
Tuscaloosa 372 695 27% (2,100) (2.1%) 9.5% $118,348 23% 0.2
Alaska
Anchorage 297 551 6% (1,400) (0.8%) 7.7% $190,218 22% 0.9
Fairbanks 35 35 5% (900) (2.4%) 8.3% $145,640 19% 0.4
Arizona
Flagstaff 121 427 31% (3,400) (5.4%) 8.7% $295,000 55% 6.8
Phoenix 9,444 10,145 15% (92,100) (5.0%) 8.2% $132,750 21% 1.5
Prescott 372 531 12% (2,300) (3.9%) 9.3% $143,865 29% 0.0
Tucson 1,991 2,052 16% (13,800) (3.7%) 8.0% $155,000 30% 1.6
Yuma 691 783 29% (2,500) (4.8%) 19.5% $139,900 31% 4.9
Arkansas
Fayetteville 996 1,568 21% (1,600) (0.8%) 5.7% $105,272 18% 0.3
Fort Smith 615 893 68% (1,300) (1.0%) 7.9% $77,686 15% 0.2
Hot Springs 38 38 10% (400) (1.0%) 7.5% $114,808 24% 0.4
Jonesboro 432 451 46% (300) (0.6%) 7.0% $76,378 15% 0.2
Little Rock 1,774 3,031 53% (3,900) (1.1%) 6.5% $133,807 22% 3.0
Pine Bluff 51 75 18% (600) (1.6%) 9.7% $67,347 14% 0.3
California
Bakersfield 1,651 1,898 21% (5,700) (2.4%) 15.8% $123,750 23% 1.3
Chico 335 389 20% (2,100) (2.8%) 13.4% $179,000 37% 2.3
El Centro 291 296 13% (800) (1.7%) 27.7% $122,500 28% 2.2
Fresno 2,003 2,080 28% (7,500) (2.5%) 16.8% $150,000 28% 2.4
Hanford 172 172 13% (1,900) (5.1%) 17.1% $135,000 24% 2.9
Los Angeles (D) 2,101 5,007 7% (115,300) (2.9%) 12.0% $345,000 52% 4.3
Madera 65 117 5% (800) (2.3%) 15.4% $134,000 26% 1.6
Merced 93 98 3% (1,100) (1.9%) 19.8% $115,000 22% 1.0
Modesto 308 328 5% (5,500) (3.6%) 17.5% $140,000 23% 0.8
Monterey 88 147 5% (5,500) (4.3%) 16.7% $245,000 35% 1.5
Napa 121 135 14% (2,500) (4.0%) 10.2% $355,000 46% 4.0
Oakland (D) 1,881 2,570 11% (31,100) (3.1%) 10.9% $320,750 36% 2.0
Orange County (D) 1,304 2,111 9% (48,900) (3.3%) 9.1% $500,000 56% 5.2
Redding 203 229 10% (2,000) (3.3%) 15.9% $179,000 35% 3.8
Riverside-San Bernardino 4,543 5,917 10% (51,100) (4.3%) 14.0% $171,000 25% 1.2
Sacramento 2,445 2,750 12% (41,000) (4.7%) 12.3% $208,000 29% 1.8
San Diego 1,924 3,069 7% (43,100) (3.3%) 10.1% $365,000 49% 4.2
San Francisco (D) 391 994 15% (45,900) (4.6%) 8.9% $683,000 73% 4.6
San Jose 622 1,083 11% (36,000) (4.0%) 11.5% $510,000 50% 3.9
San Luis Obispo 300 382 11% (1,700) (1.7%) 9.4% $400,000 59% 5.2
Santa Barbara 186 203 7% (4,100) (2.4%) 9.3% $320,000 46% 3.2
Santa Cruz 126 126 9% (1,700) (1.8%) 13.5% $487,750 63% 4.3
Santa Rosa 386 386 7% (6,100) (3.3%) 10.1% $358,500 48% 3.8
Stockton 724 729 10% (6,700) (3.3%) 17.1% $165,500 25% 1.1
Vallejo-Fairfield 617 617 10% (4,700) (3.8%) 11.9% $212,000 26% 1.3
Ventura 223 392 5% (11,300) (4.0%) 10.9% $399,750 44% 3.9
Visalia-Porterville 975 1,023 29% (4,200) (3.7%) 17.5% $130,000 25% 1.5
Yuba-Sutter 184 184 6% (2,600) (6.4%) 19.6% $154,000 28% 0.9
Colorado
Boulder 222 596 12% (6,700) (4.0%) 5.7% $319,000 38% 5.2
Colorado Springs 1,368 1,384 13% (9,500) (3.7%) 7.9% $187,250 25% 2.2
Denver 2,761 4,146 15% (39,700) (3.2%) 7.5% $212,500 28% 3.6
Fort Collins 361 451 12% (4,100) (3.0%) 6.1% $215,000 30% 3.1
Grand Junction 363 365 18% (5,200) (7.7%) 9.0% $146,908 23% 0.0
Greeley 737 780 18% (4,800) (5.8%) 8.6% $164,900 23% 1.7
Pueblo 184 377 26% (1,600) (2.7%) 8.5% $83,166 16% 0.0
Connecticut
Bridgeport 444 1,146 22% (11,400) (2.7%) 7.8% $404,877 40% 0.9
Hartford 836 1,155 11% (12,300) (2.2%) 8.6% $233,502 29% 0.4
New Haven 335 445 6% (4,700) (1.7%) 8.3% $232,456 31% 1.0
Norwich 259 427 15% (3,700) (2.7%) 8.1% $213,344 27% 0.4
Delaware
Dover 722 806 37% (2,100) (3.2%) 8.2% $191,131 36% 6.4
Wilmington (D) 879 1,170 18% (12,300) (3.5%) 8.8% $198,830 31% 3.9
District of Columbia
Washington D.C. (D) 7,434 10,465 28% (18,800) (0.8%) 6.4% $311,508 29% 2.6
Florida
Daytona Beach 693 770 10% (4,700) (2.9%) 12.5% $114,500 23% 1.7
Fort Lauderdale (D) 563 1,049 5% (19,200) (2.5%) 10.0% $170,000 29% 1.6
Fort Myers 906 944 3% (11,200) (5.4%) 13.8% $88,000 15% 0.4
Fort Walton Beach 322 346 9% (2,200) (2.7%) 8.4% $165,289 26% 0.9
Gainesville 400 545 17% (2,800) (2.1%) 7.9% $161,020 35% 2.3
Jacksonville 3,320 4,657 19% (15,500) (2.5%) 11.3% $147,500 24% 3.8
Lakeland 1,140 1,140 9% (5,800) (2.8%) 12.8% $110,000 22% 2.6
Melbourne 913 1,030 10% (6,100) (3.0%) 12.1% $115,000 20% 0.9
Miami (D) 592 1,118 4% (20,600) (2.0%) 11.3% $189,000 38% 5.1
Naples 630 944 12% (8,400) (6.7%) 11.9% $209,000 31% 2.1
Ocala 359 383 5% (3,500) (3.5%) 14.0% $105,000 23% 3.1
Orlando 3,707 4,487 12% (39,700) (3.7%) 11.9% $137,900 24% 2.2
Panama City 265 355 6% (1,800) (2.5%) 11.5% $160,416 30% 3.7
Pensacola 920 1,000 16% (3,400) (2.1%) 10.7% $133,258 26% 1.2
Port St. Lucie 386 447 4% (1,600) (1.3%) 13.6% $110,000 20% 0.2
Punta Gorda 279 297 6% (1,300) (3.1%) 13.0% $112,000 21% 1.5
Sarasota 1,317 1,763 12% (13,200) (5.0%) 12.5% $155,000 29% 3.8
Tallahassee 598 682 16% (4,000) (2.3%) 8.2% $146,310 28% 0.0
Tampa 3,933 7,010 19% (51,000) (4.2%) 12.4% $125,000 24% 2.8
West Palm Beach (D) 1,102 1,431 6% (13,200) (2.4%) 11.5% $215,000 36% 5.0
Georgia
Albany 182 216 17% (1,200) (1.9%) 10.5% $87,728 20% 0.8
Athens 372 405 17% (2,700) (3.1%) 7.2% $129,112 27% 0.3
Atlanta 5,407 6,519 9% (105,300) (4.4%) 10.1% $121,989 18% 0.9
Augusta 2,417 2,515 46% (4,500) (2.1%) 9.3% $109,917 22% 0.9
Brunswick 394 394 31% (1,200) (2.6%) 8.9% $142,135 27% 3.0
Columbus 872 1,210 54% (2,400) (2.0%) 9.3% $104,334 22% 0.9
Dalton 147 174 16% (4,300) (6.0%) 12.6% $100,061 21% 0.6
Gainesville 239 557 21% (3,300) (4.3%) 9.0% $130,897 23% 0.7
Hinesville 401 653 74% 100 0.5% 8.0% $100,608 22% 1.3
Macon 364 366 20% (5,600) (5.5%) 10.0% $95,014 20% 0.8
Rome 72 111 15% (300) (0.8%) 10.7% $91,411 20% 0.7
Savannah 1,161 1,504 31% (4,200) (2.7%) 8.4% $136,229 25% 3.5
Valdosta 514 814 56% (3,300) (5.8%) 8.5% $105,699 25% 1.2
Warner Robins 693 817 39% (900) (1.6%) 7.4% $95,125 15% 0.3
Hawaii
Honolulu 862 1,036 21% (13,400) (2.9%) 5.3% $542,696 70% 4.3
Idaho
Boise City 1,754 1,889 16% (15,000) (5.7%) 9.9% $153,757 24% 1.3
Coeur D’Alene 764 866 32% (2,200) (3.9%) 10.4% $147,396 26% 1.8
Idaho Falls 323 331 17% (2,000) (4.0%) 6.6% $102,989 17% 0.2
Lewiston 81 84 21% (700) (2.4%) 6.6% $129,997 24% 2.1
Pocatello 165 169 24% (1,500) (4.0%) 7.9% $96,761 17% 0.1
Illinois
Bloomington 309 467 28% (1,300) (1.4%) 7.7% $153,476 24% 1.1
Champaign-Urbana 357 515 24% (1,200) (1.0%) 8.5% $142,220 28% 4.9
Chicago (D) 2,839 4,415 10% (163,200) (4.3%) 10.6% $190,000 29% 1.9
Danville 15 15 8% (800) (2.6%) 12.5% $56,877 13% 1.1
Decatur 27 62 10% (2,600) (4.7%) 12.9% $88,459 18% 3.3
Kankakee-Bradley 165 181 22% (1,500) (3.4%) 14.3% $129,774 23% 5.7
Lake-Kenosha (D) 610 667 10% (14,000) (3.5%) 11.3% $221,769 27% 1.2
Peoria 483 511 26% (6,700) (3.5%) 11.2% $124,425 22% 5.4
Rockford 238 240 9% (3,100) (2.0%) 16.0% $110,684 20% 5.5
Springfield 339 420 27% (2,700) (2.4%) 8.4% $111,541 19% 1.6
Indiana
Anderson 71 77 10% (1,000) (2.4%) 11.0% $79,778 16% 0.9
Bloomington 230 300 25% 1,800 2.2% 6.9% $121,226 26% 1.2
Columbus 126 126 21% (2,100) (4.4%) 8.5% $115,107 19% 0.8
Elkhart-Goshen 137 185 11% (5,400) (4.8%) 14.8% $103,948 19% 1.0
Evansville 585 694 32% (4,300) (2.5%) 8.1% $88,952 17% 1.1
Fort Wayne 768 888 24% (6,700) (3.1%) 10.1% $93,044 17% 1.7
Gary (D) 948 1,045 23% (5,100) (1.8%) 10.0% $110,190 19% 2.2
Indianapolis 3,626 5,490 32% (29,700) (3.3%) 8.5% $111,624 18% 1.7
Kokomo 14 76 10% (2,700) (6.2%) 12.2% $81,691 15% 0.6
Lafayette 466 493 27% (1,700) (1.8%) 8.6% $107,070 21% 0.9
Michigan City 99 105 18% (700) (1.5%) 11.9% $107,863 21% 2.2
Muncie 34 34 6% (1,200) (2.3%) 10.4% $72,850 17% 0.4
South Bend 304 354 18% (6,400) (4.5%) 11.1% $78,960 15% 1.6
Terre Haute 125 130 19% (2,600) (3.6%) 10.7% $72,633 16% 0.4
Iowa
Ames 115 115 12% (1,300) (2.6%) 4.6% $128,915 22% 0.6
Cedar Rapids 687 1,181 57% (1,400) (1.0%) 6.5% $135,727 22% 2.9
Davenport 369 660 43% (3,700) (1.9%) 9.2% $114,516 21% 5.2
Des Moines 1,801 2,474 39% (8,600) (2.7%) 6.5% $151,083 22% 2.4
Dubuque 325 441 51% (1,100) (2.0%) 6.7% $111,552 19% 1.1
Iowa City 616 694 41% (900) (1.0%) 4.5% $146,553 23% 0.3
Sioux City 119 143 12% (2,100) (2.7%) 5.9% $85,427 15% 0.6
Waterloo 350 362 43% (2,500) (2.7%) 6.2% $108,781 20% 5.0
Kansas
Lawrence 197 353 19% (2,300) (4.5%) 4.6% $138,203 25% 1.0
Topeka 364 510 37% (2,600) (2.3%) 6.0% $109,756 18% 2.5
Wichita 1,355 1,855 41% (17,400) (5.6%) 7.6% $120,374 20% 3.0
Kentucky
Bowling Green 284 418 30% (3,800) (6.1%) 9.4% $104,781 23% 1.4
Elizabethtown 392 453 34% (200) (0.4%) 10.1% $104,746 21% 1.9
Lexington 1,307 1,659 32% (6,800) (2.7%) 7.9% $142,791 27% 3.5
Louisville 2,165 2,479 28% (12,600) (2.1%) 10.2% $127,210 25% 4.3
Owensboro 242 245 22% (1,500) (2.9%) 9.1% $81,413 17% 1.3
Louisiana
Alexandria 341 385 41% (1,300) (1.9%) 6.8% $89,581 21% 1.0
Baton Rouge 2,912 3,000 33% (10,400) (2.7%) 6.9% $166,926 31% 5.3
Houma 527 613 51% (2,200) (2.2%) 5.2% $110,467 21% 1.9
Lafayette 743 828 16% (1,500) (1.0%) 5.8% $125,456 25% 1.7
Lake Charles 970 1,363 91% (700) (0.8%) 6.9% $103,944 22% 2.0
Monroe 278 283 24% (1,700) (2.1%) 7.6% $92,524 22% 1.5
New Orleans 2,184 2,826 21% (7,300) (1.4%) 6.8% $163,193 32% 5.1
Shreveport 1,067 1,303 43% (3,800) (2.1%) 7.1% $147,717 34% 5.5
Maine
Bangor 294 371 37% (1,100) (1.6%) 7.3% $116,417 23% 0.3
Lewiston-Auburn 157 177 21% (1,300) (2.7%) 8.5% $124,335 23% 0.0
Portland 1,031 1,113 19% (5,300) (2.7%) 6.7% $209,937 32% 1.9
Maryland
Baltimore 3,110 5,046 26% (24,200) (1.8%) 7.6% $227,250 32% 5.4
Bethesda (D) 1,578 1,656 14% 3,100 0.5% 5.3% $365,000 38% 5.9
Cumberland 125 190 47% 200 0.5% 8.9% $118,736 28% 5.5
Hagerstown 655 697 17% (1,700) (1.7%) 9.7% $156,571 27% 1.0
Salisbury 155 214 17% (100) (0.2%) 9.2% $135,835 27% 1.1
Massachusetts
Barnstable Town 311 336 7% (5,500) (5.8%) 10.7% $319,602 44% 1.4
Boston (D) 1,065 2,661 25% (31,700) (1.9%) 7.7% $323,113 39% 2.2
Cambridge (D) 1,110 1,676 22% (34,800) (1.4%) 8.2% $371,123 39% 1.5
Pittsfield 75 79 9% (1,100) (3.0%) 8.9% $190,658 33% 1.7
Springfield 591 632 13% (6,900) (2.3%) 9.7% $188,773 30% 1.2
Worcester 834 965 13% (3,500) (1.4%) 9.4% $205,803 25% 0.4
Michigan
Ann Arbor 258 299 10% (1,700) (0.9%) 9.0% $152,263 21% 0.0
Battle Creek 12 12 2% (1,700) (3.0%) 12.7% $78,818 16% 0.8
Bay City 131 131 29% (1,500) (4.0%) 13.7% $78,733 15% 0.4
Detroit (D) 265 289 5% (31,800) (4.3%) 15.7% $81,944 16% 0.1
Flint 71 186 5% (9,800) (7.0%) 16.6% $75,952 15% 0.5
Grand Rapids 772 797 16% (12,100) (3.2%) 12.2% $81,410 14% 0.8
Holland 381 439 16% (7,300) (6.7%) 13.3% $128,794 19% 0.5
Jackson 61 113 11% (3,300) (5.8%) 15.4% $89,569 17% 1.2
Kalamazoo 395 406 17% (4,900) (3.4%) 12.3% $108,778 20% 0.6
Lansing 256 349 11% (5,600) (2.5%) 11.7% $77,323 13% 0.8
Monroe 87 87 7% (2,600) (6.5%) 14.7% $112,632 17% 0.3
Muskegon 66 91 9% (2,800) (4.5%) 16.2% $81,712 17% 0.6
Niles 119 130 16% (3,400) (5.3%) 14.4% $113,637 23% 3.0
Saginaw 106 136 14% (3,700) (4.3%) 14.0% $34,756 7% 0.5
Warren (D) 1,001 1,048 5% (82,700) (7.5%) 14.3% $139,053 19% 0.1
Minnesota
Duluth 464 545 32% (4,500) (3.4%) 8.2% $107,776 23% 6.8
Minneapolis 3,630 4,669 17% (47,200) (2.7%) 7.2% $180,097 27% 4.1
Rochester 432 584 29% (400) (0.4%) 6.0% $127,449 20% 1.6
St. Cloud 253 411 20% (3,100) (3.0%) 7.4% $124,460 23% 3.3
Mississippi
Gulfport-Biloxi 1,987 2,805 51% (1,300) (1.2%) 8.8% $138,118 31% 5.3
Hattiesburg 55 140 12% (2,300) (3.8%) 8.7% $92,293 22% 0.7
Jackson 1,252 1,274 28% (900) (0.3%) 8.3% $132,429 27% 4.0
Pascagoula 747 752 49% (1,400) (2.4%) 10.1% $103,494 20% 1.1
Missouri
Columbia 522 632 27% (900) (1.0%) 5.8% $146,398 29% 2.3
Jefferson City 266 355 31% (2,100) (2.6%) 7.4% $103,974 19% 1.1
Joplin 124 183 25% (1,400) (1.7%) 7.7% $82,081 20% 1.4
Kansas City 1,819 3,359 18% (24,800) (2.4%) 8.6% $142,496 22% 2.4
Springfield 758 1,245 24% (900) (0.5%) 8.2% $120,104 25% 2.5
St. Joseph 131 157 37% 1,100 1.9% 8.6% $86,501 18% 1.5
St. Louis 4,062 5,229 29% (33,800) (2.5%) 9.8% $169,629 29% 5.3
Montana
Billings 470 551 38% (1,800) (2.3%) 5.2% $121,047 21% 0.2
Great Falls 135 179 56% (2,400) (6.7%) 5.9% $102,316 20% 0.3
Missoula 207 225 20% (2,200) (4.0%) 6.5% $168,742 33% 1.9
Nebraska
Lincoln 608 734 27% (4,000) (2.3%) 4.1% $134,556 20% 0.6
Omaha 3,089 3,472 52% (15,600) (3.3%) 5.0% $134,979 19% 0.9
Nevada
Carson City 18 18 3% (1,100) (3.5%) 12.7% $153,970 25% 0.0
Las Vegas 3,802 5,700 15% (66,700) (7.4%) 13.1% $135,000 20% 0.1
Reno 496 772 12% (13,300) (6.3%) 12.7% $174,000 26% 0.1
New Hampshire
Manchester 320 512 7% (600) (0.6%) 6.7% $225,724 24% 0.0
New Jersey
Atlantic City 488 514 13% (5,000) (3.5%) 13.9% $216,763 32% 3.6
Camden (D) 1,347 2,175 26% (12,900) (2.4%) 10.2% $195,948 23% 0.5
Edison (D) 2,519 3,198 13% (13,100) (1.3%) 9.0% $324,922 33% 3.7
Newark-Union (D) 1,366 2,559 28% (9,200) (0.9%) 9.3% $369,963 40% 2.4
Ocean City 261 399 16% (2,800) (7.4%) 16.4% $218,050 33% 1.4
Trenton 183 274 8% (7,200) (3.0%) 7.9% $257,056 28% 2.4
Vineland 226 237 32% 0 0.0% 14.2% $134,391 22% 0.3
New Mexico
Albuquerque 1,519 1,692 19% (13,900) (3.5%) 7.9% $190,745 35% 4.0
Farmington 208 234 40% (3,300) (6.2%) 9.4% $186,921 37% 5.1
Las Cruces 861 1,146 46% (1,700) (2.4%) 7.7% $104,876 25% 0.0
Santa Fe 102 102 8% (3,500) (5.4%) 6.6% $217,223 35% 0.3
New York
Albany 1,077 1,323 25% (9,300) (2.1%) 7.0% $193,022 31% 4.3
Binghamton 165 165 13% (2,900) (2.5%) 8.7% $115,488 23% 4.0
Buffalo 958 1,118 24% (11,300) (2.0%) 8.5% $114,151 22% 3.1
Elmira 46 49 17% (1,700) (4.1%) 8.8% $89,335 19% 3.1
Glens Falls 289 324 20% (1,300) (2.5%) 8.8% $151,179 29% 3.7
Ithaca 109 135 21% (100) (0.2%) 5.3% $149,513 29% 2.6
Kingston 178 220 16% (400) (0.6%) 7.8% $202,442 33% 2.5
Nassau (D) 1,158 1,381 12% (24,600) (1.9%) 7.0% $383,177 39% 5.1
New York (D) 1,352 9,486 23% (103,500) (2.0%) 9.9% $419,086 64% 3.9
Poughkeepsie 639 1,327 26% (5,500) (2.1%) 7.7% $217,422 28% 1.1
Rochester 1,209 3,791 74% (7,600) (1.5%) 8.0% $119,320 21% 3.5
Syracuse 690 860 25% (4,600) (1.4%) 8.2% $123,422 23% 4.3
Utica-Rome 152 180 14% (2,100) (1.6%) 7.8% $105,912 22% 2.6
North Carolina
Asheville 1,154 1,500 35% (4,700) (2.7%) 8.8% $166,391 35% 4.9
Burlington 441 561 28% (1,800) (3.0%) 12.1% $109,648 22% 0.8
Charlotte 4,426 7,091 28% (35,900) (4.2%) 12.1% $162,000 27% 4.6
Durham 1,313 2,519 39% (8,100) (2.8%) 7.7% $181,000 32% 2.9
Fayetteville 1,651 2,501 58% (2,000) (1.5%) 9.3% $103,622 21% 0.6
Goldsboro 211 251 36% (1,500) (3.4%) 9.2% $97,613 22% 0.7
Greensboro 1,375 2,092 33% (12,400) (3.4%) 11.4% $136,761 28% 1.9
Greenville 382 578 22% (2,300) (3.0%) 10.1% $103,021 23% 0.5
Hickory 627 631 26% (9,200) (5.9%) 14.8% $104,282 23% 1.6
Jacksonville 1,517 2,129 100% (1,400) (3.0%) 8.2% $125,451 25% 1.4
Raleigh-Cary 4,414 4,931 28% (8,300) (1.6%) 8.7% $175,000 26% 1.3
Rocky Mount 260 264 26% (2,300) (3.6%) 13.9% $89,994 20% 1.0
Wilmington 1,522 1,848 20% (3,100) (2.2%) 10.6% $200,000 39% 5.0
Winston-Salem 780 1,108 25% (3,500) (1.6%) 10.0% $117,519 23% 0.7
North Dakota
Bismarck 434 518 47% (500) (0.8%) 4.4% $153,798 21% 3.2
Fargo 816 1,585 56% (1,300) (1.1%) 4.0% $143,117 23% 2.2
Grand Forks 205 376 56% (600) (1.1%) 4.1% $118,857 21% 0.6
Ohio
Akron 658 723 18% (12,600) (3.7%) 10.7% $104,900 19% 2.0
Canton 327 392 25% (6,900) (4.0%) 12.4% $84,660 17% 1.4
Cincinnati 3,124 3,514 23% (31,900) (3.1%) 9.9% $138,000 21% 2.4
Cleveland 1,795 2,062 26% (42,300) (4.1%) 8.9% $95,371 17% 1.4
Columbus 2,561 3,848 23% (16,400) (1.7%) 9.0% $122,200 19% 1.1
Dayton 800 842 20% (12,600) (3.2%) 11.8% $98,209 18% 1.9
Lima 84 88 17% (2,600) (4.8%) 11.6% $87,942 17% 0.9
Mansfield 44 45 8% (2,200) (3.8%) 13.0% $85,562 18% 1.4
Sandusky 55 55 10% 800 2.2% 12.4% $111,613 20% 1.0
Springfield 68 68 10% (400) (0.8%) 11.1% $89,117 18% 0.5
Toledo 480 584 14% (8,800) (2.8%) 12.5% $79,041 15% 1.2
Youngstown 214 229 12% (13,500) (5.8%) 13.0% $65,248 14% 1.5
Oklahoma
Lawton 342 632 58% (100) (0.2%) 5.2% $87,684 16% 0.6
Oklahoma City 3,120 3,452 16% (12,400) (2.1%) 6.0% $134,089 21% 3.1
Tulsa 2,685 3,345 27% (10,600) (2.4%) 7.1% $133,494 21% 0.9
Oregon
Bend 352 380 9% (1,400) (2.1%) 14.5% $158,295 24% 0.1
Corvallis 64 66 8% (2,400) (6.2%) 7.1% $191,936 29% 0.9
Eugene 437 625 23% (4,400) (2.9%) 10.9% $199,755 37% 5.3
Medford 312 316 15% (3,800) (4.6%) 11.7% $156,113 30% 0.5
Portland 3,109 3,919 20% (48,700) (4.7%) 10.6% $236,500 34% 5.5
Salem 487 780 23% (7,400) (4.9%) 10.7% $169,000 29% 5.0
Pennsylvania
Allentown 1,327 1,563 29% (10,200) (3.0%) 9.4% $223,666 30% 3.9
Altoona 88 110 22% (1,400) (2.3%) 7.9% $96,731 18% 1.2
Erie 373 454 45% (5,500) (4.1%) 10.0% $92,339 17% 0.6
Harrisburg 1,123 1,217 33% (8,400) (2.6%) 7.6% $143,511 20% 0.4
Johnstown 74 223 60% (1,800) (2.9%) 9.4% $83,413 19% 1.9
Lancaster 961 1,185 33% (8,500) (3.6%) 7.4% $162,313 24% 1.7
Lebanon 363 363 43% (1,700) (3.4%) 7.0% $137,925 22% 1.5
Philadelphia (D) 2,867 3,707 21% (44,600) (2.3%) 8.2% $213,932 27% 2.5
Pittsburgh 2,954 3,261 46% (23,000) (2.0%) 7.8% $121,302 20% 1.2
Reading 389 418 19% (5,300) (3.1%) 9.1% $150,851 22% 3.7
Scranton 479 526 24% (5,700) (2.2%) 9.5% $119,934 21% 0.5
State College 299 330 30% 100 0.1% 6.0% $155,799 27% 1.1
Williamsport 77 149 28% (1,200) (2.3%) 9.7% $109,780 20% 1.0
York 827 903 29% (6,200) (3.4%) 8.6% $151,041 21% 1.2
Rhode Island
Providence 1,179 1,458 12% (22,600) (4.0%) 12.5% $215,377 33% 0.7
South Carolina
Anderson 239 239 12% (700) (1.1%) 13.4% $98,706 20% 0.8
Charleston 2,906 3,121 29% (4,000) (1.4%) 10.2% $194,250 34% 4.3
Columbia 2,577 3,492 43% (3,300) (0.9%) 9.8% $134,900 25% 5.1
Florence 345 415 32% (500) (0.6%) 12.9% $108,653 24% 1.9
Greenville 1,451 1,506 27% (5,800) (1.8%) 10.7% $133,850 26% 5.2
Myrtle Beach 1,459 1,713 15% (1,200) (1.1%) 14.8% $163,887 34% 3.2
Spartanburg 586 614 22% (5,000) (3.9%) 12.7% $115,920 24% 4.0
Sumter 385 417 46% (1,100) (3.1%) 14.0% $95,198 22% 0.7
South Dakota
Rapid City 405 437 32% (1,800) (3.0%) 5.1% $120,861 19% 0.9
Sioux Falls 992 1,601 64% (3,900) (2.9%) 4.7% $131,274 18% 2.4
Tennessee
Chattanooga 1,105 1,216 32% (7,500) (3.1%) 9.1% $124,569 26% 2.1
Clarksville 1,270 1,452 45% (1,800) (2.2%) 10.5% $98,067 20% 0.8
Cleveland 204 296 31% (800) (2.0%) 9.9% $106,140 25% 1.9
Jackson 244 244 22% (1,900) (3.1%) 11.0% $87,395 20% 0.9
Johnson City 468 531 37% (1,200) (1.5%) 9.7% $109,192 27% 1.5
Kingsport 466 487 32% (4,000) (3.3%) 9.5% $105,673 25% 1.5
Knoxville 1,389 1,922 30% (9,000) (2.7%) 8.7% $141,137 29% 3.2
Memphis 1,604 2,068 19% (15,700) (2.5%) 10.3% $115,780 23% 2.3
Morristown 223 247 32% (2,000) (4.0%) 12.5% $102,343 25% 1.1
Nashville 4,041 5,037 27% (26,700) (3.5%) 9.4% $137,000 24% 2.5
Texas
Abilene 207 207 10% (1,700) (2.5%) 6.0% $110,800 24% 5.2
Amarillo 611 639 17% (2,200) (1.9%) 5.3% $116,500 22% 3.3
Austin 6,970 9,056 34% (2,300) (0.3%) 6.9% $189,000 28% 5.0
Beaumont 2,423 2,965 100% (6,100) (3.7%) 10.7% $121,100 24% 4.2
Brownsville 1,007 1,108 28% (2,000) (1.6%) 11.1% $101,700 29% 4.7
College Station 729 835 24% (3,600) (3.7%) 5.9% $157,200 35% 5.0
Corpus Christi 981 1,076 18% (6,100) (3.3%) 7.8% $136,900 28% 5.2
Dallas (D) 9,739 14,377 20% (42,100) (2.0%) 8.0% $152,300 23% 2.4
El Paso 2,657 3,208 50% (3,700) (1.3%) 9.2% $135,000 33% 5.3
Fort Worth (D) 5,480 6,810 18% (8,000) (0.9%) 8.0% $134,112 21% 2.7
Houston 22,359 27,306 36% (92,500) (3.5%) 8.3% $152,400 24% 4.2
Killeen 2,141 2,245 49% (1,900) (1.5%) 7.0% $120,715 22% 3.4
Laredo 655 780 33% (1,000) (1.1%) 8.6% $85,816 21% 0.7
Longview 172 200 13% (2,700) (2.7%) 7.8% $116,500 24% 3.6
Lubbock 770 1,015 24% (1,000) (0.8%) 5.4% $116,200 24% 2.5
McAllen 2,806 3,177 34% 1,800 0.8% 11.7% $100,500 27% 1.6
Midland 330 330 9% (2,200) (3.1%) 5.4% $122,870 21% 2.8
Odessa 220 220 10% (1,700) (2.6%) 8.3% $138,000 27% 5.0
San Angelo 181 516 33% (1,000) (2.2%) 6.3% $100,000 21% 3.1
San Antonio 5,428 5,968 27% (9,000) (1.1%) 6.8% $146,600 27% 5.0
Sherman 83 101 9% (800) (1.8%) 8.3% $88,800 17% 3.2
Texarkana 301 371 44% (1,200) (2.0%) 6.5% $79,608 17% 0.7
Tyler 199 268 9% (1,900) (2.0%) 8.0% $131,400 25% 3.5
Victoria 116 116 7% (2,100) (4.0%) 7.7% $122,200 23% 4.1
Waco 434 652 22% (2,200) (2.0%) 6.9% $117,800 26% 3.5
Wichita Falls 199 235 26% (1,600) (2.6%) 7.5% $120,000 24% 5.7
Utah
Logan 373 469 33% (1,900) (3.5%) 4.4% $123,318 19% 0.0
Ogden-Clearfield 1,449 1,562 30% (6,700) (3.4%) 6.6% $134,555 17% 0.0
Provo-Orem 1,281 1,545 24% (6,700) (3.5%) 6.0% $143,714 18% 0.0
Salt Lake City 1,656 4,629 37% (27,000) (4.2%) 6.2% $207,443 26% 2.6
St. George 578 585 15% (2,500) (4.9%) 8.6% $134,823 20% 0.0
Virginia
Charlottesville 672 711 27% (500) (0.5%) 5.4% $206,270 28% 0.1
Danville 106 131 25% 400 1.0% 11.8% $84,796 21% 0.8
Harrisonburg 452 603 46% 200 0.3% 5.7% $164,572 28% 0.6
Lynchburg 589 629 34% 800 0.7% 7.2% $133,660 24% 0.2
Richmond 2,662 3,276 29% (13,000) (2.1%) 7.8% $198,500 30% 3.8
Roanoke 437 439 23% (1,500) (0.9%) 7.3% $140,270 24% 0.8
Virginia Beach 2,939 5,226 22% (1,600) (0.2%) 6.9% $203,066 31% 3.6
Winchester 350 362 20% (1,500) (2.7%) 7.7% $143,800 23% 0.0
Washington
Bellingham 368 417 16% (3,100) (3.7%) 8.3% $206,879 38% 4.1
Bremerton 488 496 19% (3,100) (3.7%) 7.6% $245,000 36% 5.7
Kennewick 1,078 1,109 34% 3,700 4.0% 8.1% $173,230 29% 5.3
Longview 141 141 20% (2,500) (6.8%) 13.3% $134,792 26% 1.3
Mount Vernon 239 264 23% (900) (2.0%) 10.8% $183,745 31% 1.3
Olympia 1,167 1,427 45% (1,600) (1.5%) 7.6% $219,950 32% 5.7
Seattle (D) 3,887 5,510 20% (49,100) (3.4%) 9.0% $350,000 45% 6.4
Spokane 858 1,399 32% (4,000) (1.8%) 9.3% $164,000 30% 5.5
Tacoma (D) 1,248 2,052 30% (2,700) (1.0%) 9.5% $214,000 32% 4.8
Wenatchee 280 294 27% (1,400) (3.5%) 9.4% $182,825 34% 2.0
Yakima 323 466 38% (400) (0.5%) 11.0% $165,518 33% 5.3
West Virginia
Charleston 267 291 34% (2,000) (1.3%) 7.4% $128,676 28% 3.8
Huntington 104 116 18% (2,900) (2.4%) 7.8% $85,898 21% 1.2
Morgantown 36 49 19% 600 0.9% 5.4% $119,618 26% 0.6
Parkersburg 118 130 30% (1,300) (1.8%) 9.6% $86,915 19% 1.0
Weirton 68 68 36% (2,500) (5.2%) 13.6% $72,374 17% 1.1
Wheeling 1 1 0% (500) (0.7%) 9.5% $75,978 18% 1.1
Wisconsin
Appleton 429 470 22% (2,800) (2.4%) 7.8% $118,305 19% 3.4
Eau Claire 300 400 28% (2,100) (2.5%) 7.0% $110,201 20% 2.2
Fond Du Lac 83 168 27% (1,900) (4.0%) 8.6% $114,645 20% 1.6
Green Bay 544 693 22% (3,600) (2.1%) 7.7% $139,158 23% 3.1
Janesville 222 279 22% (2,800) (4.2%) 11.0% $110,137 19% 2.6
La Crosse 247 345 41% (1,800) (2.4%) 6.4% $116,148 22% 2.5
Madison 775 1,414 23% (6,500) (1.9%) 5.8% $216,982 32% 5.2
Milwaukee 873 1,400 16% (48,200) (5.7%) 8.6% $201,940 34% 5.6
Oshkosh-Neenah 247 391 27% (1,600) (1.7%) 7.0% $111,202 19% 1.2
Racine 192 347 27% (3,600) (4.5%) 9.9% $137,746 23% 4.8
Sheboygan 89 140 19% (2,700) (4.3%) 8.5% $124,383 22% 3.8
Wausau 235 337 24% (2,600) (3.6%) 8.9% $114,650 19% 1.8
Wyoming
Casper 209 280 35% (2,700) (6.5%) 8.2% $117,327 20% 0.8
Cheyenne 166 384 44% (1,400) (3.1%) 8.2% $116,658 17% 0.2
* The government defines metro areas and includes metro divisions within some areas. In these instances, we report at the more detailed division level, because that is what most of our clients use for decision making. For example, we report on the Los Angeles and Orange County divisions separately, rather than the Los Angeles MSA, which includes both Los Angeles and Orange counties. We also use the more colloquial names used by business people, so we refer to the “Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine” division as “Orange County.” For the government definitions, visit: http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/lists/2007/List1.txt

 


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