How Georgetowners Make Their Money

Photo by Thomas Hawk.

Last week, GM belatedly realized that the Census had released its updated American Community Survey numbers for 2010. This data gives a detailed picture of the American people, and the Five Year Estimates that the ACS produces can be drilled down to the level of a neighborhood as small as Georgetown.

So this week, GM will likely be trolling through these data sets looking for interesting information. And today that information answers the question: where do Georgetowners work? Here’s where:

  • Construction/Manufacturing – 3%
  • Wholesale/Retail Trade – 3%
  • Information – 6%
  • Finance/Insurance/Real Estate – 9%
  • Professional/Scientific/Management – 27%
  • Education/Health Care – 16%
  • Arts/Entertainment/Recreation – 6%
  • Other Services (non public) – 10%
  • Public Administration – 20%

Some of these categories are a little too broad (for instance, GM would like to see “professional”, “scientific”, “education” and “health care” as separate line items). But it nonetheless gives you a flavor for what Georgetowners “do”.

Another interesting metric is what class of worker Georgetowners fall into:

  • Private Sector Wage/Salary – 68%
  • Public Sector – 22%
  • Self-Employed – 9%

 

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