Some interesting facts and numbers from the US Census Bureau regarding the state of home workers in the US… and there’s lots of them! Also, it seems that based on the findings, people who work part time from the home office make more $$
From the findings… According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the number of people who worked at home at least one day per week increased from 9.5 million in 1999 to 13.4 million in 2010, increasing from 7.0 percent to 9.5 percent of all workers. The survey revealed that median household income was significantly higher for mixed workers at $96,300, compared with $74,000 for home workers and $65,600 for onsite workers. Estimates from the 2010 American Community Survey indicate that the Boulder, Colo., metropolitan area had among the highest percent of workers who worked from home most of the week with 10.9 percent, followed by Medford, Ore., with 8.4, Santa Fe, N.M., with 8.3, Kingston, N.Y. with 8.1; and Santa Rosa-Petaluma, Calif., with 7.9.
- About one in 10 who worked exclusively from home were 65 and older in 2010.
- About one-fourth of home-based workers were in management, business and financial occupations.
- Home-based workers in computer, engineering and science occupations increased by 69 percent between 2000 and 2010.
- Mondays and Fridays were the most popular days to work at home for those who work both at home and at another location.
- Metro areas in the Southeast, Southwest and West had the largest percentage of workers who worked from home.
- See the report [PDF] Home-Based Workers in the United States: 2010