Which U.S. Cities Have the Most Telecommuters?

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Employees and freelancers across the United States are increasingly trading in their 9 to 5 shtick for work from home positions, which saves time, money, and the environment.

According to a recent SmartPlanet article by Tyler Falk, the number of people working entirely from home increased from 4.8 percent to 6.6 percent from 1997 to 2010. Surprisingly, the majority of at-home workers consist of private and public sector employees, not Independent Contractors.


Based on statics pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau, the top 10 geographic areas for telecommuter include:

1. Boulder, Colorado (10.9%)
2. Medford, Oregon (8.4%)
3. Santa, Fe, New Mexico (8.3%)
4. Kingston, New York (8.1%)
5. Santa Rosa, California (7.9%)
6. Mankato, Minnesota (7.7%)
7. Prescott, Arizona (7.6%)
8. St. Cloud, Minnesota (7.6%)
9. Athens, Georgia (7.5%)
10. Austin, Texas (7.3%)

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Source: SmartPlanet
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