Table 3-8
Top-ranked metropolitan areas for employment in S&E occupations, by S&E percentage of total employment: 2006
 
 
Rank   Metropolitan area   Workforce
(%)
  S&E
employees
(n)
 
na   United States   4.1   5,407,710
1   Boulder, CO   14.3   22,520
2   San Jose-Sunnyvale-
  Santa Clara, CA
  14.1   126,090
3   Huntsville, AL   12.2   24,030
4   Durham, NC   10.7   27,770
5   Corvallis, OR   10.7   4,150
6   Washington-Arlington-
  Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  10.5   297,670
7   Kennewick-Richland-
  Pasco, WA
  9.3   7,880
8   Ames, IA   8.4   3,440
9   Palm Bay-Melbourne-
  Titusville, FL
  7.9   16,490
10   Olympia, WA   7.9   7,440
11   Austin-Round Rock, TX   7.9   56,100
12   Seattle-Tacoma-
  Bellevue, WA
  7.8   127,070
13   Ann Arbor, MI   7.6   14,950
14   Boston-Cambridge-
  Quincy, MA-NH
  7.4   180,110
15   Portsmouth, NH-ME   7.3   4,140
16   Colorado Springs, CO   7.0   17,610
17   Fort Walton Beach-
  Crestview-Destin, FL
  6.9   5,970
18   Madison, WI   6.9   22,640
19   Raleigh-Cary, NC   6.9   32,920
20   San Francisco-Oakland-
  Fremont, CA
  6.9   137,150
 

na = not applicable

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, May 2006. See appendix table 3-6.

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