Exploring SimplyMap Data: America’s Work from Home Employees

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In this week’s report exploring SimplyMap data, we want to find out where America’s remote workers reside. To find this, we can tap into the Census data in SimplyMap. The specific variable is titled: % Employment, Work at Home, 2014.

To get started ranking geographies, first select New Ranking at the top of the SimplyMap screen. Next, locate the variable by following this path: Census Data » In 2010 Geographies » People and Households » Employment » Travel to Work » Mode.

Lastly, to view this data by state select Locations, and set it to USA.

From the Analyze Data By dropdown, select “States” to rank the USA by all states. The results are shown below:



At 7.41%, Vermont ranks first in the US for remote workers. For reference, the national percentage is 4.38. Does anyone have insight as to why Vermont ranks first? A list of the most common employment industries in Vermont is below:


Lastly, we can look at the data by a different geography – change the Analyze Data By dropdown to display Cities. We can also apply a population filter to only show cities with a population greater than 100,000. Here are the results:


Boulder, CO ranks first in the United States for Work at Home employees. We think this could be attributed to the number of software and tech firms that have opened up or moved to that city in recent years.

We hope you found this SimplyMap report interesting. Stay tuned for more SimplyMap tips and interesting data reports.

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