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%