Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 112      Population: 850,540

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 162  164  150  120  87  117  98.38 
1-yr Job Growth2 135  137  102  76  95  174  98.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 177  173  164  171  100  119  96.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 115  98  127  113  120  115  99.20 
Short-Term Job Growth5 130  114  75  111  164  146  9937.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 49  133  174  87  109  107  96.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 129  167  152  120  61  100.32 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 15  21  24  17  11  11  1.85 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 15  26  11  10.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)