Table 3-10
Metropolitan areas with largest number of workers in S&E occupations, by occupation category: May 2010
 
  Workers employed (n)   Percentage of workforce
Metropolitan area All occupations S&E occupations STEM occupations   S&E occupations STEM occupations
 
U.S. total 127,097,160 5,549,980 7,427,350   4.4 5.8
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,289,200 243,350 291,730   10.6 12.7
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,982,650 182,350 250,050   3.7 5.0
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,817,570 169,040 217,670   4.4 5.7
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,497,880 135,170 184,640   5.4 7.4
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,542,180 131,980 182,380   3.7 5.1
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,658,000 139,620 177,930   8.4 10.7
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,346,300 131,130 164,980   9.7 12.3
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 857,160 131,890 164,640   15.4 19.2
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,001,860 115,340 150,490   5.8 7.5
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,200,660 108,840 139,950   4.9 6.4
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,678,090 99,380 132,040   5.9 7.9
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,804,600 93,760 120,330   5.2 6.7
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,238,720 83,330 111,550   6.7 9.0
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,183,990 82,610 101,300   7.0 8.6
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,683,500 73,680 100,060   4.4 5.9
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,238,860 72,670 93,740   5.9 7.6
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 948,970 73,800 92,600   7.8 9.8
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,374,310 68,390 90,420   5.0 6.6
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,017,660 65,640 86,600   6.5 8.5
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 951,150 64,470 84,770   6.8 8.9
 

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

NOTES: 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).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012