What are the top cities for remote workers?
It's a hard question to answer. Ask "which city has the most remote workers" - and the answer is New York City, America's most populous city.
Instead, I focused on Vivek's metric - cities with 40,000 or more people, sorted on remote work percentage of population. I ended up with the above graphic. Note the cutoff to make this graph is 6.135% remote.
Some takeaways / notes:
- Encinitas, CA has the highest remote %, at 9.573%
- Bethesda, MD (the blue dot on the right) is the highest earning, with a median income of $154,559
- Scottsdale, AZ is the largest city by remote population to make the list, with 13,739 remote workers
- Remote work hotspots: the LA - San Diego area has 5 cities, Dallas - Forth Worth has 3, and greater Denver has 3
- Remote people love warm places! 16/25 cities are south of Kentucky, and only 2 are north of Missouri