Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 81      Population: 849,738

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 164  150  120  87  117  128  99.67 
1-yr Job Growth2 137  102  76  95  174  112  98.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 173  164  171  100  119  120  99.67 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 98  127  113  120  115  128  96.57 
Short-Term Job Growth5 114  75  111  164  146  10201.62% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 133  174  87  109  107  129  99.11 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 129  167  152  120  61  71  104.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 21  24  17  11  11  12  1.80 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 15  26  11  13  11.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)