Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 19      Population: 3,169,780

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         54  47  103.46 
1-yr Job Growth2         60  42  101.07 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         143  56  99.97 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         113  51  100.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5         18  49  10089.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         64  39  107.43 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         93  36  101.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         24  23  1.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         14.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)