2015 Best-Performing Cities » large-cities
Best-Performing Cities
CONNECT WITH US:
SHARE THIS:
Large Cities 2015

Bakersfield, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 161      Population: 884,788

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 52  31  29  27  49  192  97.47 
1-yr Job Growth2 29  12  85  55  166  115  98.77 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 18  25  15  12  10  194  96.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 17  33  28  39  46  102.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 82  65  28  181  89  75  10047.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 76  91  70  199  84.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 78  118  177  167  173  83.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 140  144  157  161  158  176  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  68  105  114  115  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)