11% of local employees work from home
The number of local work-from-home employees - at 10.9 percent - is higher here than anywhere else in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The percent of work-from-home employees in the Boulder metropolitan statistical area is followed by Medford, Oregon, with 8.4 percent; Santa Fe, New Mexico, with 8.3 percent; Kingston, New York, with 8.1 percent, and Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California, with 7.9 percent, according to estimates released Friday, Oct. 12, from the 2010 American Community Survey.
The local statistical area includes Boulder County and some of Broomfield County, based on an online U.S. Census Bureau map.
An estimated 13.4 million people worked from home at least one day per week in 2010, according to the report. That was 4.2 million more people who worked from home than a decade ago.
People who work exclusively from home make $74,000 in median household income, according to the report. That number is higher than the $65,600 in median household income made by people who go to work every day somewhere other than their homes, according to the report. But it's lower than the $96,300 in median household income reported by people who work both at home and at an office, according to the report.
Not surprisingly, Mondays and Fridays were the most popular days to work from home for people who work both at home and at an office, according to the report.
In total, about 4.3 percent of the U.S. workforce worked the majority of the week at home in 2010, or 5.8 million people. That's an increase of about 1.6 million since 2000, according to the report.
The American Community Survey collects data from about 3 million households annually.
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