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 July 2019

RankLocationScore
1District of Columbia10
2New Hampshire9.8
3North Dakota9.6
4Massachusetts9.4
5Colorado9.2
6Vermont9
7Minnesota8.8
8South Dakota8.6
9Hawaii8.4
10Iowa8.2
11Virginia8
12Idaho7.8
13Washington7.6
14Utah7.4
15Montana7.2
16Nebraska7
17Rhode Island6.8
18Maine6.6
19Wyoming6.4
20Wisconsin6.2
21California6
22Connecticut5.8
23Oregon5.6
24Kansas5.4
25New York5.2
26Maryland5
27Texas4.8
28Pennsylvania4.6
29Missouri4.4
30New Jersey4.2
31Indiana4
32Tennessee3.8
33Florida3.6
34Nevada3.4
35Delaware3.2
36Michigan3
37Arizona2.8
38Illinois2.6
39Alaska2.4
40Georgia2.2
41Oklahoma2
42North Carolina1.8
43Arkansas1.6
44Ohio1.4
45Alabama1.2
46South Carolina1
47Kentucky0.8
48West Virginia0.6
49Louisiana0.4
50New Mexico0.2
51Mississippi0
RankLocation2019 vs. 2018
1New Jersey+1.8
2Massachusetts+0.8
3Idaho+0.8
4Nevada+0.6
5Alabama+0.6
6District of Columbia+0.4
7Montana+0.4
8Wyoming+0.4
9Connecticut+0.4
10Texas+0.4
11Indiana+0.4
12Vermont+0.2
13South Dakota+0.2
14Iowa+0.2
15Virginia+0.2
16Rhode Island+0.2
17Maine+0.2
18California+0.2
19Kansas+0.2
20Oklahoma+0.2
21Ohio+0.2
22Colorado0
23Maryland0
24Pennsylvania0
25Tennessee0
26Michigan0
27Illinois0
28Georgia0
29Arkansas0
30Louisiana0
31New Mexico0
32Mississippi0
33New Hampshire-0.2
34North Dakota-0.2
35Minnesota-0.2
36Utah-0.2
37Nebraska-0.2
38North Carolina-0.2
39Kentucky-0.2
40West Virginia-0.2
41New York-0.4
42Missouri-0.4
43Arizona-0.4
44South Carolina-0.4
45Washington-0.6
46Oregon-0.6
47Florida-0.6
48Delaware-0.8
49Hawaii-1
50Alaska-1
51Wisconsin-1.2
RankBest LocationsScoreRankWorst LocationsScore
1San Mateo, CA103110Jefferson, MS0
2San Francisco, CA103109Issaquena, MS0
3Santa Clara, CA103108Yuma, AZ0
4McKenzie, ND103107Holmes, MS0
5Williams, ND103106Magoffin, KY0
6Midland, TX103105Telfair, GA0
7Dunn, ND103104East Carroll, LA0
8Mountrail, ND103103Imperial, CA0
9Arlington, VA103102Wheeler, GA0
10Divide, ND103101Cumberland, NJ0
11New York, NY103100Humphreys, MS0
12Falls Church, VA103099Lake, TN0
13Martin, TX103098Harlan, KY0
14Sargent, ND103097Quitman, MS0
15Butte, ID103096Claiborne, MS0
16King, WA103095Clay, KY0
17Stark, ND103094Wilkinson, MS0
18Fairfax, VA103093Onslow, NC0
19Alexandria City, VA103092Bethel, AK0
20Cameron, LA103091Clay, GA0
21Broomfield, CO103090Sunflower, MS0
22Williamson, TN103089Leflore, MS0
23Burke, ND103088Owsley, KY0
24Shackelford, TX103087Madison, LA0
25Lipscomb, TX103086Breathitt, KY0
RankBest LocationsScoreRankWorst LocationsScore
1Mountain View, CA+10352Jacksonville, NC0
2Palo Alto, CA+10351Flint, MI0
3Sunnyvale, CA+10350Camden, NJ0
4Midland, TX+9.9349Detroit, MI0.1
5Santa Clara, CA+9.9348Youngstown, OH0.1
6Milpitas, CA+9.9347Gary, IN0.1
7San Francisco, CA+9.8346Fayetteville, NC0.2
8San Jose, CA+9.8345Cleveland, OH0.2
9Redwood, CA+9.8344Reading, PA0.2
10San Ramon, CA+9.7343Dayton, OH0.3
11Pleasanton, CA+9.7342Rockford, IL0.3
12Newport Beach, CA+9.7341Yuma, AZ0.3
13Bellevue, WA+9.6340Toledo, OH0.4
14Odessa, TX+9.6339Springfield, MA0.4
15Santa Monica, CA+9.6338Columbia, SC0.4
16Seattle, WA+9.5337Muncie, IN0.5
17Newton, MA+9.5336Rochester, NY0.5
18Alexandria, VA+9.5335Columbus, GA0.5
19San Leandro, CA+9.4334Canton, OH0.6
20Broomfield, CO+9.4333Hartford, CT0.6
21Rockville, MD+9.4332Albany, GA0.6
22Torrance, CA+9.3331Shreveport, LA0.7
23Renton, WA+9.3330Merced, CA0.7
24Hayward, CA+9.3329Akron, OH0.7
25Austin, TX+9.2328Syracuse, NY0.8
RankBest LocationsScore ChangesRankWorst LocationsScore Changes
1Jackson, WV+5.93110Cheyenne, NE-4.8
2Rogers, OK+3.43109Concho, TX-3.6
3Morris, TX+3.13108Midland, MI-3.4
4Mercer, NJ+33107Laclede, MO-3.3
5Churchill, NV+2.73106Craig, VA-3.3
6Sevier, UT+2.63105McCulloch, TX-3
7Union, IN+2.53104Franklin, KY-2.8
8Guthrie, IA+2.53103Fremont, IA-2.6
9Cape May, NJ+2.53102Aleutians East, AK-2.6
10Crane, TX+2.43101Hardin, IA-2.5
11Henry, KY+2.33100McLean, IL-2.4
12Lewis, WV+2.23099Rush, KS-2.4
13San Saba, TX+2.23098Charles, MD-2.4
14Garfield, WA+2.23097Ogle, IL-2.4
15Cleburne, AL+2.23096Fayette, TN-2.3
16Shelby, IN+2.13095Snyder, PA-2.3
17Reeves, TX+2.13094Butler, IA-2.1
18Blount, AL+2.13093Sioux, ND-2.1
19Whitman, WA+2.13092Camden, NC-2.1
20Shelby, AL+2.13091Marion, KS-2.1
21Duval, TX+23090Aleutians West, AK-2.1
22Genesee, NY+23089Clay, FL-2
23Mineral, MT+23088Appling, GA-2
24Gallatin, KY+23087Wabaunsee, KS-2
25Decatur, IN+23086Whiteside, IL-2
RankBest LocationsScore ChangesRankWorst LocationsScore Changes
1Abilene, TX1.6345Daytona Beach, FL-2
2Lafayette, IN1.3344Pompano Beach, FL-1.7
3Fort Wayne, IN1.2343Greenville, SC-1.7
4Asheville, NC1.2342Deltona, FL-1.7
5Conway, AR1.1341Bloomington, IL-1.4
6Tuscaloosa, AL1.1340Fort Lauderdale, FL-1.3
7Jersey, NJ1339Norwalk, CT-1.2
8Reno, NV1338Jacksonville, FL-1.1
9Odessa, TX1337Orange, CA-1.1
10Boise, ID1336West Palm Beach, FL-1
11Thousand Oaks, CA1335Visalia, CA-0.9
12Lake Charles, LA0.9334Springfield, IL-0.9
13Corona, CA0.9333Medford, OR-0.9
14Yuba, CA0.9332Lakeland, FL-0.9
15North Little Rock, AR0.9331Columbia, MO-0.8
16Laredo, TX0.9330Tampa, FL-0.8
17Oakland, CA0.9329Warren, MI-0.8
18Murfreesboro, TN0.9328Eau Claire, WI-0.8
19Everett, WA0.9327Schenectady, NY-0.8
20Folsom, CA0.9326Dearborn, MI-0.8
21Fayetteville, AR0.8325Bossier, LA-0.8
22South Bend, IN0.8324Milwaukee, WI-0.8
23Wyoming, MI0.8323Rancho Cordova, CA-0.7
24San Angelo, TX0.8322St. Paul, MN-0.7
25Kalamazoo, MI0.8321Lynchburg, VA-0.7