This section of the web site contains charts and graphs to accompany Volume III. Volume III is an analysis of Mid-Small Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), especially the 10 with the highest growth in adjusted Median Family Income (MFI) between 1990 and 2010. (Mid-Small MSAs are those that were more than 249,999 and less than 500,000 in 2010 population.)
Each chart and table will provide data for our top 10 MSAs (those with the highest adjusted MFI growth, 1990 to 2010) and compare that to the Minimum (MN), Low normal (LN = average - standard deviation), Median (MD), High normal (HN = average + standard deviation), and Maximum (MX) for all Mid-Small MSAs. On each chart, we put a box around the "normal range," defined as low normal to high normal.
Theory would suggest that our top 10 should be outside the normal range, and all in the same direction - either all above or all below. But most data items do NOT follow that pattern.