Table 3-9
Metropolitan areas with largest proportion of workers in S&E occupations, by occupation category: May 2010
 
  Percentage of workforce   Workers employed (n)
Metropolitan area S&E occupations STEM occupations   All occupations S&E occupations STEM occupations
 
U.S. total 4.4 5.8   127,097,160 5,549,980 7,427,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 15.4 19.2   857,160 131,890 164,640
Huntsville, AL 13.7 17.5   202,410 27,780 35,500
Boulder, CO 13.6 15.9   152,100 20,640 24,220
Corvallis, OR 12.4 17.4   32,770 4,050 5,700
Durham, NC 11.8 15.1   266,990 31,590 40,260
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 11.4 14.8   154,760 17,710 22,960
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 11.1 14.7   113,630 12,630 16,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10.6 12.7   2,289,200 243,350 291,730
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 9.9 12.5   551,550 54,820 68,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 9.7 12.3   1,346,300 131,130 164,980
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 9.2 12.6   96,390 8,830 12,100
Bloomington-Normal, IL 8.8 11.4   85,760 7,570 9,750
College Station-Bryan, TX 8.8 11.1   92,510 8,110 10,230
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 8.6 11.3   189,730 16400 21,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8.4 10.7   1,658,000 139,620 177,930
Olympia, WA 8.4 10.3   93,910 7,870 9,640
Kokomo, IN 8.4 10.9   37,790 3,160 4,120
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 8.0 10.0   125,100 10,070 12,500
Austin-Round Rock, TX 8.0 10.4   759,910 60,600 79,210
Colorado Springs, CO 7.9 9.5   240,000 19,050 22,700
 

NECTA = New England City and Town Area; STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTES: Excludes metropolitan statistical areas where S&E proportions were suppressed. Larger metropolitan areas broken into component metropolitan divisions. Differences among employment estimates may not be statistically significant. For additional details, see appendix table 3-4.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (May 2010).

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