DIVER Geo Scores

DIVER Geo Scores are designed to quickly communicate the overall economic health of a selected geographic area on a scale of 0 to 10.  The Geo Score reflects the relative economic well-being of the location and is available for all States, counties, and approximately 350 of the largest cities. Calculations are released monthly and are based on multiple, meaningful economic and demographic data from the employment, income and housing categories.

The Geo Score can be found in all of the DIVER platforms.

Our Current Geo Scores

Data as of September 2019

RankLocationScore
1District of Columbia10
2New Hampshire9.8
3North Dakota9.6
4Massachusetts9.4
5Colorado9.2
6Minnesota9
7Vermont8.8
8Hawaii8.6
9South Dakota8.4
10Washington8.2
11Idaho8
12Utah7.8
13Virginia7.6
14Iowa7.4
15Maine7.2
16Montana7
17Nebraska6.8
18Wyoming6.6
19Wisconsin6.4
20Connecticut6.2
21California6
22Oregon5.8
23New York5.6
24Maryland5.4
25Kansas5.2
26Rhode Island5
27Texas4.8
28Missouri4.6
29Pennsylvania4.4
30New Jersey4.2
31Nevada4
32Indiana3.8
33Tennessee3.6
34Florida3.4
35Delaware3.2
36Illinois3
37Arizona2.8
38Michigan2.6
39Alaska2.4
40Georgia2.2
41Oklahoma2
42North Carolina1.8
43Ohio1.6
44Alabama1.4
45South Carolina1.2
46Arkansas1
47Kentucky0.8
48West Virginia0.6
49Louisiana0.4
50New Mexico0.2
51Mississippi0
RankLocation2019 vs. 2018
1New Jersey+2.2
2Nevada+1.6
3District of Columbia+0.8
4Utah+0.8
5Massachusetts+0.6
6Idaho+0.6
7Wyoming+0.6
8Delaware+0.6
9Alabama+0.6
10Virginia+0.4
11Connecticut+0.4
12California+0.4
13Maryland+0.4
14Colorado+0.2
15Vermont+0.2
16South Dakota+0.2
17Montana+0.2
18New York+0.2
19Missouri+0.2
20Illinois+0.2
21Oklahoma+0.2
22Ohio+0.2
23South Carolina+0.2
24New Hampshire0
25Kansas0
26Texas0
27West Virginia0
28Louisiana0
29New Mexico0
30Mississippi0
31Washington-0.2
32Wisconsin-0.2
33Pennsylvania-0.2
34Indiana-0.2
35Tennessee-0.2
36Arizona-0.2
37North Dakota-0.4
38Minnesota-0.4
39Maine-0.4
40North Carolina-0.4
41Kentucky-0.4
42Iowa-0.6
43Oregon-0.6
44Michigan-0.6
45Arkansas-0.6
46Florida-0.8
47Hawaii-1
48Nebraska-1
49Alaska-1
50Rhode Island-1.2
51Georgia-1.4
RankBest LocationsScoreRankWorst LocationsScore
1San Mateo, CA103110Jefferson, MS0
2San Francisco, CA103109Harlan, KY0
3Bristol Bay, AK103108Yuma, AZ0
4McKenzie, ND103107Telfair, GA0
5Santa Clara, CA103106Issaquena, MS0
6Williams, ND103105Magoffin, KY0
7New York, NY103104East Carroll, LA0
8Dunn, ND103103Holmes, MS0
9Midland, TX103102Imperial, CA0
10Arlington, VA103101Cumberland, NJ0
11Mountrail, ND103100Wheeler, GA0
12Divide, ND103099Lake, TN0
13Sargent, ND103098Hendry, FL0
14Nantucket, MA103097Wilkinson, MS0
15Broomfield, CO103096Humphreys, MS0
16Fairfax, VA103095Comanche, OK0
17King, WA103094Claiborne, MS0
18Stark, ND103093Quitman, MS0
19Butte, ID103092Clay, KY0
20Falls Church, VA103091Leslie, KY0
21Billings, ND103090Sunflower, MS0
22Mercer, ND103089Leflore, MS0
23Alexandria City, VA103088Onslow, NC0
24Middlesex, MA103087Madison, LA0
25Slope, ND103086Breathitt, KY0
RankBest LocationsScoreRankWorst LocationsScore
1Mountain View, CA10372Jacksonville, NC0
2Sunnyvale, CA10371Flint, MI0
3Palo Alto, CA10370Camden, NJ0
4Midland, TX9.9369Detroit, MI0.1
5South San Francisco, CA9.9368Cleveland, OH0.1
6San Francisco, CA9.9367Youngstown, OH0.1
7Redwood, CA9.8366Fayetteville, NC0.2
8Walnut Creek, CA9.8365Yuma, AZ0.2
9San Jose, CA9.8364Rockford, IL0.2
10Santa Clara, CA9.7363Reading, PA0.3
11Milpitas, CA9.7362Dayton, OH0.3
12Pleasanton, CA9.7361Gary, IN0.3
13Redmond, WA9.6360Columbia, SC0.4
14Newton, MA9.6359Muncie, IN0.4
15San Ramon, CA9.6358Rochester, NY0.4
16Alexandria, VA9.5357Merced, CA0.5
17Bellevue, WA9.5356Trenton, NJ0.5
18Seattle, WA9.5355Brownsville, TX0.5
19Odessa, TX9.4354Albany, GA0.6
20Renton, WA9.4353Springfield, MA0.6
21San Leandro, CA9.4352Gulfport, MS0.6
22Santa Monica, CA9.3351Madera, CA0.7
23Broomfield, CO9.3350Lawton, OK0.7
24Franklin, TN9.3349Canton, OH0.7
25Newport Beach, CA9.2348Columbus, GA0.8
RankBest LocationsScore ChangesRankWorst LocationsScore Changes
1Jackson, WV+4.93110Fremont, IA-3.9
2Frontier, NE+3.33109Cotton, OK-3.5
3Churchill, NV+2.93108Franklin, KY-2.9
4Cape May, NJ+2.93107Merrick, NE-2.9
5Yakutat, AK+2.33106Cheyenne, NE-2.8
6Sevier, UT+2.23105Craig, VA-2.7
7Cottonwood, MN+2.23104McCulloch, TX-2.7
8Carroll, MO+2.23103Faribault, MN-2.5
9Passaic, NJ+2.23102Mille Lacs, MN-2.5
10Coal, OK+2.23101St. Charles, LA-2.4
11Butte, CA+2.13100Concho, TX-2.3
12San Augustine, TX+2.13099Burt, NE-2.3
13Osceola, MI+23098Lafayette, FL-2.2
14Mineral, MT+23097Pike, IN-2.2
15Union, NJ+23096Kiowa, OK-2.2
16Pueblo, CO+23095Washington, NY-2.2
17Buena Vista, VA+1.93094Holt, MO-2.1
18Gilliam, OR+1.93093Snyder, PA-2.1
19Mercer, NJ+1.93092Hardin, IA-2.1
20Cleburne, AL+1.93091Wadena, MN-2.1
21Union, SC+1.93090Lake, OR-2.1
22Wicomico, MD+1.93089Grays Harbor, WA-2.1
23Clay, IN+1.93088Pawnee, OK-2
24Dale, AL+1.93087Whiteside, IL-2
25Blount, AL+1.83086Terrell, TX-2
RankBest LocationsScore ChangesRankWorst LocationsScore Changes
1Huntsville, AL+1.5352High Point, NC-1.8
2Vallejo, CA+1.4351St. Cloud, MN-1.8
3Ogden, UT+1.3350Flagstaff, AZ-1.7
4Fairfield, CA+1.2349Gastonia, NC-1.6
5Baytown, TX+1.2348Ann Arbor, MI-1.3
6Worcester, MA+1347Racine, WI-1.3
7Missoula, MT+1346Lincoln, NE-1.3
8Jersey, NJ+0.9345Sugar Land, TX-1.3
9Boise, ID+0.9344Bellingham, WA-1.2
10Miami, FL+0.9343Elgin, IL-1.2
11St. Charles, MO+0.8342Lake Charles, LA-1.1
12Corona, CA+0.8341Jacksonville, FL-1.1
13Pueblo, CO+0.8340Cedar Rapids, IA-1.1
14Tuscaloosa, AL+0.8339Beaverton, OR-1.1
15Allentown, PA+0.8338Greensboro, NC-1
16Boulder, CO+0.7337Waukesha, WI-1
17Chico, CA+0.7336Gulfport, MS-1
18Longview, TX+0.7335Bowling Green, KY-1
19Reno, NV+0.7334Deltona, FL-1
20Dothan, AL+0.7333Carmel, IN-1
21Schenectady, NY+0.7332Carlsbad, CA-1
22Santa Barbara, CA+0.7331Medford, OR-0.9
23Newark, NJ+0.7330Port St. Lucie, FL-0.9
24Savannah, GA+0.6329Troy, MI-0.9
25Tempe, AZ+0.6328San Angelo, TX-0.8