The Silicon Valley Indicators website is a collection of charts, data, and resources relating to Silicon Valley’s economic and community health trends.

A majority of the indicators presented here are published in Joint Venture’s annual publication, the Silicon Valley Index. Released every February at Joint Venture’s State of the Valley event, the Index is a nationally-recognized publication that has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. The report not only publishes the data, but highlights challenges and provides an analytical foundation for regional decision-making.

The Indicators website is a project of the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, housed within Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a non-profit public-private partnership based in San Jose, California. For additional information about the Institute or Joint Venture, visit www.jointventure.org.

What is an Indicator?

An Indicator is a quantitative measure of relevance to Silicon Valley’s economy or community health that can be examined either over a period of time, or at a given point in time.

Good Indicators are bellwethers that reflect the fundamentals of long-term regional health, and represent the interests of the community. They are measurable, attainable, and outcome-oriented.

How to use the Indicators website

You may access data one of two ways:

  1. by searching for keywords in the search bar.
  2. by clicking on the Silicon Valley Data tab, and navigating through the category menu on the left-hand side of the data dashboard.

For reference, the Indicators are categorized as follows:

PeopleTalent Flows & Diversity
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Commercial Space
SocietyPreparing for Economic Success
Early Education & Care
Arts & Culture
Quality of Health
Land Use
GovernanceCity Finances
Civic Engagement

Additional features to note:

  • Look under each chart to find relevant notes and data sources
  • Check out relevant charts below the annotations
  • Find links to additional local, regional and national resources for each Indicators category

How do you define Silicon Valley?

For the purposes of the Silicon Valley Indicators and Silicon Valley Index publication, the geographical boundaries of the region have been defined as follows:

Santa Clara County (all)

Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale

San Mateo County (all)

Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Woodside

Alameda County

Fremont, Newark, Union City

Santa Cruz County

Scotts Valley

San Francisco City and County*

*Because San Francisco has emerged in recent years as a vibrant contributor to the tech economy, we have included some San Francisco data in various charts throughout the Index.

Due to data availability restrictions for some indicators, only subsets of the region are included (as noted).

Map of Silicon Valley with blue background

The Silicon Valley Indicators website is a project of the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, housed within Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

Questions or Feedback?

Please contact us at institute@jointventure.org with any questions or feedback regarding the website or data presented here.