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Counties with highest concentration of jobs in scientific research and development, September 2019

March 06, 2020

Many private businesses conduct scientific research and experimental development in a variety of areas, including agriculture, electronics, biology, botany, biotechnology, computers, food, chemistry, fisheries, forestry, geology, medicine, oceanography, cognitive development, sociology, psychology, and languages. Let’s take a look at county employment and wages in the scientific research and development services industry.

In September 2019, 12 counties had employment concentrations in the scientific research and development services industry at least 5 times the national rate. Three were located in Maryland. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, had an employment concentration in this industry that was 12.30 times the national rate. The 57,164 employees in scientific research and development services within Middlesex county earned an average of $3,179 a week.

 Concentration of employment (location quotient) in scientific research and development services by county, September 2019
County Employment location quotient Employment Average weekly wage

Middlesex County, MA

12.30 57,164 $3,179

Durham County, NC

11.21 11,729 1,870

San Mateo County, CA

11.02 22,838 3,870

Howard County, MD

9.25 8,037 2,446

Bernalillo County, NM

8.94 14,800 1,786

Boulder County, CO

6.37 5,972 8,794

Montgomery County, MD

6.31 14,783 2,256

Madison County, AL

5.86 5,980 2,045

Union County, NJ

5.46 6,155 3,954

Montgomery County, PA

5.45 13,611 3,030

Frederick County, MD

5.43 2,827 1,726

Alameda County, CA

5.25 20,571 2,566

New Hanover County, NC

4.98 2,903 1,720

San Diego County, CA

4.90 36,153 2,872

Greene County, OH

4.78 1,809 1,756

Ravalli County, MT

4.60 282 1,588

Hunterdon County, NJ

4.59 1,086 3,294

Morris County, NJ

4.25 6,194 3,617

Mercer County, NJ

4.11 5,293 2,675

Cache County, UT

4.04 1,169 1,626

Santa Clara County, CA

4.01 22,234 3,696

Arlington County, VA

3.55 3,213 2,178

Hampton City, VA

3.54 937 1,714

St. Mary's County, MD

3.43 778 2,130

Chester County, PA

3.35 4,205 2,860

Albemarle County, VA

3.29 975 1,934

Suffolk County, MA

3.19 11,071 3,051

Somerset County, NJ

3.07 2,863 2,433

Wayne County, MI

3.04 11,082 2,266

Washtenaw County, MI

3.03 3,318 1,723

District of Columbia

2.98 11,455 2,018

Alexandria City, VA

2.85 1,260 1,989

Albany County, NY

2.84 3,284 1,356

Dane County, WI

2.83 4,794 1,405

Jefferson County, CO

2.77 3,342 2,114

Allegheny County, PA

2.64 9,219 2,371

Fairfax County, VA

2.59 7,961 2,524

Barnstable County, MA

2.57 1,299 1,564

Grafton County, NH

2.49 668 3,171

Wake County, NC

2.34 6,659 2,606

San Francisco County, CA

2.33 8,807 3,648

Westchester County, NY

2.26 4,790 3,504

Tompkins County, NY

2.23 553 1,769

Benton County, OR

2.11 400 2,263

Kane County, IL

2.10 2,215 1,790

Winnebago County, WI

2.09 960 2,008

Suffolk County, NY

1.93 6,373 1,538

Essex County, MA

1.81 2,937 2,240

Onondaga County, NY

1.77 2,177 1,309

New Castle County, DE

1.76 2,537 3,412

Rockland County, NY

1.76 1,132 1,670

King County, WA

1.74 12,429 2,402

Fairfield County, CT

1.73 3,567 2,780

DuPage County, IL

1.71 5,205 2,080

Philadelphia County, PA

1.70 5,918 1,970

Yolo County, CA

1.68 903 2,049

Worcester County, MA

1.64 2,868 2,134

Erie County, NY

1.57 3,670 1,140

Baltimore City, MD

1.56 2,653 2,013

Clay County, MN

1.53 147 998

Monmouth County, NJ

1.53 2,002 2,750

Middlesex County, NJ

1.52 3,251 2,498

Story County, IA

1.51 350 1,585

Montgomery County, VA

1.50 314 1,729

Charlottesville City, VA

1.47 302 2,026

Deschutes County, OR

1.47 629 1,502

Salt Lake County, UT

1.47 5,284 1,930

Tippecanoe County, IN

1.46 627 2,390

Santa Cruz County, CA

1.44 783 1,202

Sacramento County, CA

1.43 4,815 2,631

Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

1.40 145 865

Larimer County, CO

1.39 1,152 2,051

New London County, CT

1.39 844 2,775

Okaloosa County, FL

1.39 588 1,774

Orange County, NC

1.39 498 2,313

Richmond City, VA

1.29 1,012 2,791

Calhoun County, AL

1.23 270 682

Pierce County, WI

1.18 61 1,427

Loudoun County, VA

1.17 1,013 1,781

Broomfield County, CO

1.16 234 1,546

Johnson County, KS

1.14 1,993 1,476

New York County, NY

1.14 14,130 1,905

Orange County, FL

1.14 4,917 2,429

Prince George's County, MD

1.14 1,791 2,118

Snohomish County, WA

1.13 1,633 2,537

Alachua County, FL

1.12 742 1,540

Kauai County, HI

1.11 186 1,670

Houston County, GA

1.10 343 1,565

Santa Barbara County, CA

1.09 1,128 2,196

Hamilton County, OH

1.08 2,785 1,867

Buchanan County, MO

1.07 249 1,138

Gallatin County, MT

1.05 322 1,931

Licking County, OH

1.05 338 1,976

Brookings County, SD

1.00 93 1,180

Franklin County, OH

0.99 3,755 1,666

Travis County, TX

0.99 3,816 2,034

Bucks County, PA

0.98 1,304 2,604

Newport County, RI

0.98 210 1,526

Kalamazoo County, MI

0.96 575 1,806

Hawaii County, HI

0.95 339 1,763

Jackson County, MO

0.95 1,760 1,399

Utah County, UT

0.95 1,194 1,626

Contra Costa County, CA

0.91 1,661 2,440

St. Louis County, MO

0.91 2,734 2,245

Santa Fe County, NM

0.90 279 1,425

Transylvania County, NC

0.89 41 1,208

New Haven County, CT

0.88 1,618 2,482

Bristol County, MA

0.87 982 2,158

Lancaster County, NE

0.87 743 1,029

Norfolk City, VA

0.87 598 820

Hillsborough County, FL

0.86 3,001 1,525

Prince George County, VA

0.86 63 1,995

Champaign County, IL

0.85 386 1,106

Prince William County, VA

0.85 558 1,657

Clark County, WA

0.84 686 2,820

Albany County, WY

0.83 67 1,283

Brazos County, TX

0.83 450 1,652

Montgomery County, OH

0.83 1,049 1,594

Los Angeles County, CA

0.82 18,308 2,314

Lake County, IL

0.80 1,343 2,917

Barnwell County, SC

0.79 21 630

Lane County, OR

0.79 619 1,098

Pima County, AZ

0.79 1,460 1,540

San Benito County, CA

0.79 72 1,831

Danville City, VA

0.78 97 1,448

Oneida County, NY

0.78 404 1,620

St. Charles County, MO

0.78 591 1,852

Harford County, MD

0.77 360 2,154

Hennepin County, MN

0.76 3,513 3,097

Niagara County, NY

0.76 281 1,463

El Paso County, CO

0.75 1,054 2,433

Anne Arundel County, MD

0.74 1,000 2,292

Merced County, CA

0.74 313 1,465

Norfolk County, MA

0.74 1,288 2,523

Orange County, CA

0.74 6,023 2,322

Hillsborough County, NH

0.72 731 1,910

Cass County, ND

0.70 419 1,146

Washington County, OR

0.70 1,057 2,053

Marin County, CA

0.69 397 1,747

Lancaster County, PA

0.68 825 1,435

Dona Ana County, NM

0.67 246 1,908

Polk County, IA

0.66 996 1,994

Rensselaer County, NY

0.66 179 1,608

Harris County, TX

0.65 7,557 2,584

Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK

0.64 121 1,457

Bergen County, NJ

0.63 1,398 2,104

Ventura County, CA

0.63 1,031 2,211

Anoka County, MN

0.62 393 2,975

Windham County, CT

0.62 121 2,507

Burlington County, NJ

0.61 614 2,168

Summit County, OH

0.61 813 1,698

Cook County, IL

0.60 7,719 2,375

Camden County, GA

0.58 41 1,117

Curry County, NM

0.58 49 1,750

Napa County, CA

0.58 239 425

Laramie County, WY

0.57 133 494

Lehigh County, PA

0.56 547 2,436

San Luis Obispo County, CA

0.56 334 1,279

Sonoma County, CA

0.56 599 2,059

Boone County, IA

0.55 25 1,220

Minnehaha County, SD

0.55 349 1,150

Monroe County, IN

0.55 175 1,455

Bexar County, TX

0.54 2,326 1,607

Brevard County, FL

0.54 592 1,860

Houghton County, MI

0.54 31 1,292

Twin Falls County, ID

0.54 109 1,170

Anderson County, SC

0.53 175 1,191

Davis County, UT

0.53 354 1,709

Cobb County, GA

0.52 964 1,608

Dallas County, IA

0.52 120 1,614

Delaware County, PA

0.52 587 2,234

Cochise County, AZ

0.51 87 1,830

Dutchess County, NY

0.50 280 2,011

Fayette County, TN

0.50 20 2,186

Hartford County, CT

0.50 1,271 2,099

Warren County, VA

0.50 32 927

Forsyth County, NC

0.49 459 1,197

Multnomah County, OR

0.49 1,252 1,668

Washington County, VT

0.49 82 1,956

Centre County, PA

0.48 162 1,205

Cuyahoga County, OH

0.48 1,754 1,841

Portsmouth City, VA

0.48 105 1,464

Kanawha County, WV

0.47 225 1,487

Marion County, OR

0.47 373 1,870

St. Clair County, IL

0.47 216 1,976

St. Louis City, MO

0.47 534 2,105

Fulton County, GA

0.46 2,069 1,867

Stutsman County, ND

0.45 24 804

Arapahoe County, CO

0.44 723 3,224

Berkshire County, MA

0.44 134 2,216

Leon County, FL

0.44 330 1,359

Payne County, OK

0.44 73 932

Charleston County, SC

0.43 550 1,894

Henry County, GA

0.43 142 1,222

Knox County, TN

0.43 511 1,764

Somerset County, PA

0.43 52 1,690

Washington County, AR

0.43 235 796

Wright County, IA

0.43 13 1,097

Cumberland County, ME

0.42 393 1,501

Northampton County, PA

0.42 247 1,671

St. Lawrence County, NY

0.42 75 765

Washington County, WI

0.42 119 1,017

Baltimore County, MD

0.41 757 1,809

Fort Bend County, TX

0.41 396 1,897

Orange County, NY

0.41 297 3,306

Washington County, MN

0.41 181 1,474

Bronx County, NY

0.40 646 673

Latah County, ID

0.40 28 726

Missoula County, MT

0.40 123 1,087

Kings County, NY

0.39 1,527 861

Dallas County, TX

0.38 3,300 2,949

DeKalb County, GA

0.38 564 1,521

Monroe County, PA

0.38 106 3,908

Sarasota County, FL

0.38 317 1,118

Tooele County, UT

0.38 31 1,099

Bay County, FL

0.37 135 1,463

Fayette County, KY

0.37 364 1,303

Washington County, Mississippi

0.37 30 1,367

Kodiak Island Borough, AK

0.36 11 1,849

Martin County, FL

0.36 122 2,501

Oklahoma County, OK

0.36 818 1,459

Shelby County, TN

0.36 899 1,958

Chittenden County, VT

0.35 178 2,707

Miami-Dade County, FL

0.35 1,995 1,709

Camden County, NJ

0.34 343 1,773

Delaware County, OH

0.34 149 1,678

Hudson County, NJ

0.34 458 3,735

Jefferson County, AL

0.34 591 1,602

Johnson County, IA

0.34 140 1,602

LaSalle County, IL

0.34 70 1,186

Linn County, OR

0.34 80 1,479

Oakland County, MI

0.34 1,242 2,078

Pinellas County, FL

0.34 739 1,296

Plymouth County, MA

0.34 328 2,946

Queens County, NY

0.34 1,198 641

Stanislaus County, CA

0.34 332 609

Clark County, NV

0.33 1,685 1,826

Maricopa County, AZ

0.33 3,353 1,776

Monroe County, FL

0.33 65 970

Palm Beach County, FL

0.33 999 1,984

Windsor County, VT

0.33 37 1,168

Beaufort County, SC

0.32 108 1,933

Columbia County, NY

0.32 36 799

Monterey County, CA

0.32 336 2,038

Ramsey County, MN

0.32 533 2,007

Alamance County, NC

0.31 95 2,024

Mecklenburg County, NC

0.31 1,092 1,834

Ozaukee County, WI

0.31 66 1,738

Clackamas County, OR

0.30 257 2,068

Lewis and Clark County, MT

0.30 54 1,152

Monroe County, NY

0.30 573 1,566

Nassau County, NY

0.30 945 1,548

Otero County, NM

0.30 26 1,426

Rockingham County, NH

0.30 225 2,211

Sheridan County, WY

0.30 20 933

Volusia County, FL

0.30 256 1,068

Walton County, FL

0.30 40 3,476

Denver County, CO

0.29 754 1,731

Tolland County, CT

0.29 60 1,371

Clarke County, GA

0.28 98 945

Collin County, TX

0.28 608 2,021

El Dorado County, CA

0.28 82 1,033

Hampshire County, MA

0.28 92 1,804

Jackson County, MI

0.28 80 1,457

North Slope Borough, AK

0.28 17 948

Ottawa County, MI

0.28 181 1,691

Richmond County, GA

0.28 147 1,535

Shelby County, AL

0.28 118 2,064

Spotsylvania County, VA

0.28 49 844

Hamilton County, IN

0.27 190 2,429

Kent County, MI

0.27 534 1,398

Walla Walla County, WA

0.27 39 1,720

Greene County, MO

0.26 217 872

Marion County, IN

0.26 788 1,563

Rio Arriba County, NM

0.26 13 2,500

Cecil County, MD

0.25 43 1,424

Honolulu County, HI

0.25 574 1,605

Ingham County, MI

0.25 194 1,349

Kitsap County, WA

0.25 115 2,464

Riley County, KS

0.25 36 1,141

Seminole County, FL

0.25 252 1,494

Bonneville County, ID

0.24 65 1,954

Davidson County, TN

0.24 620 1,744

Kennebec County, ME

0.24 72 1,087

Lake County, SD

0.24 6 2,192

Montgomery County, AL

0.24 156 1,872

Oldham County, KY

0.24 20 27,494

Ontario County, NY

0.24 63 1,366

Providence County, RI

0.24 351 1,821

Virginia Beach City, VA

0.24 208 999

Washington County, RI

0.24 66 1,475

Wicomico County, MD

0.24 53 1,288

Allen County, IN

0.23 216 966

Burleigh County, ND

0.23 65 1,441

Dakota County, MN

0.23 216 2,581

Flathead County, MT

0.23 51 1,221

Teton County, WY

0.23 26 2,098

Marion County, WV

0.22 19 1,681

Medina County, OH

0.22 67 801

Platte County, MO

0.22 53 792

Sedgwick County, KS

0.22 279 1,666

Summit County, UT

0.22 29 1,801

Thurston County, WA

0.22 130 1,383

Williamson County, TX

0.22 194 1,894

Yuma County, AZ

0.22 68 1,247

Allegany County, NY

0.21 14 1,167

Anchorage Municipality, AK

0.21 157 1,165

Atlantic County, NJ

0.21 135 1,934

Chatham County, NC

0.21 16 3,458

Coconino County, AZ

0.21 67 1,532

Cumberland County, NC

0.21 127 1,773

Guilford County, NC

0.21 293 1,502

Lee County, FL

0.21 273 1,548

Orleans Parish, LA

0.21 203 1,442

Tarrant County, TX

0.21 968 2,070

Washoe County, NV

0.21 232 2,338

Whitman County, WA

0.21 20 585

Boone County, MO

0.20 96 993

Broward County, FL

0.20 815 1,913

Dauphin County, PA

0.20 180 1,514

Douglas County, CO

0.20 127 2,839

Douglas County, KS

0.20 49 1,703

Jefferson County, KY

0.20 474 2,013

Pulaski County, AR

0.20 251 1,297

Crisp County, GA

0.19 8 1,159

Escambia County, FL

0.19 133 1,491

Marion County, FL

0.19 99 982

Pasco County, FL

0.19 116 1,261

Carroll County, MD

0.18 52 1,591

Collier County, FL

0.18 130 2,019

Gwinnett County, GA

0.18 325 1,749

Hall County, GA

0.18 78 1,243

Montgomery County, TX

0.18 173 1,973

Randall County, TX

0.18 29 1,612

Rock Island County, IL

0.18 67 1,688

San Juan County, NM

0.18 41 637

San Juan County, WA

0.18 6 1,834

Solano County, CA

0.18 130 2,553

Erie County, PA

0.17 106 705

Lackawanna County, PA

0.17 82 992

Lucas County, OH

0.17 175 1,904

Person County, NC

0.17 8 1,133

Santa Rosa County, FL

0.17 34 1,603

Ulster County, NY

0.17 53 829

Vanderburgh County, IN

0.17 91 1,483

Wayne County, NY

0.17 25 1,371

Canyon County, ID

0.16 59 1,113

Hood River County, OR

0.16 12 1,767

Kent County, RI

0.16 60 1,531

Lincoln County, OR

0.16 15 2,101

Milwaukee County, WI

0.16 394 1,567

Ada County, ID

0.15 183 1,740

Boone County, IN

0.15 23 1,961

Butte County, CA

0.15 62 921

Citrus County, FL

0.15 24 693

Douglas County, NV

0.15 15 3,027

Kern County, CA

0.15 258 1,420

Olmsted County, MN

0.15 73 1,526

St. Johns County, FL

0.15 57 2,992

St. Joseph County, IN

0.15 93 1,000

Tuscaloosa County, AL

0.15 73 1,188

Island County, WA

0.14 12 837

Litchfield County, CT

0.14 44 1,696

Muscogee County, GA

0.14 66 1,116

Westmoreland County, PA

0.14 94 6,130

Yamhill County, OR

0.14 27 1,111

Adams County, CO

0.13 143 1,604

Brazoria County, TX

0.13 76 1,355

Charles County, MD

0.13 27 2,236

Chatham County, GA

0.13 100 805

Cleveland County, OK

0.13 54 2,412

Douglas County, NE

0.13 226 1,201

Haywood County, NC

0.13 11 919

Jackson County, OR

0.13 57 1,068

Okanogan County, WA

0.13 12 705

Phelps County, MO

0.13 12 933

Pierce County, WA

0.13 209 1,606

Portage County, OH

0.13 36 1,949

San Patricio County, TX

0.13 12 2,983

Sioux County, IA

0.13 14 1,241

St. Lucie County, FL

0.13 52 2,194

Washington County, UT

0.13 45 707

Woodford County, KY

0.13 6 1,075

Bannock County, ID

0.12 21 599

Berks County, PA

0.12 106 1,000

Bonner County, ID

0.12 9 1,304

Chaves County, NM

0.12 13 2,170

Eddy County, NM

0.12 21 1,882

Elkhart County, IN

0.12 78 1,184

Essex County, NJ

0.12 201 1,918

Hays County, TX

0.12 45 2,017

Kootenai County, ID

0.12 38 1,679

Lyon County, KS

0.12 9 1,316

Marshall County, IN

0.12 11 1,654

Middlesex County, CT

0.12 40 2,895

Nicollet County, MN

0.12 9 1,316

Queen Anne's County, MD

0.12 9 2,371

Austin County, TX

0.11 6 2,900

Comal County, TX

0.11 33 2,042

Comanche County, OK

0.11 23 1,667

Forsyth County, GA

0.11 41 3,011

Greenville County, SC

0.11 151 1,805

Midland County, TX

0.11 61 2,058

Pitt County, NC

0.11 43 2,760

Richland County, SC

0.11 122 1,333

Sarpy County, NE

0.11 40 2,641

Warren County, OH

0.11 52 3,197

Calcasieu Parish, LA

0.10 51 1,101

Fresno County, CA

0.10 197 1,104

Hinds County, Mississippi

0.10 60 796

Jefferson County, TX

0.10 61 1,411

Josephine County, OR

0.10 15 825

Limestone County, AL

0.10 12 1,185

Lorain County, OH

0.10 48 2,669

Manatee County, FL

0.10 62 2,483

Osceola County, FL

0.10 49 2,416

Roanoke City, VA

0.10 31 1,832

Weld County, CO

0.10 59 1,337

Whatcom County, WA

0.10 45 1,500

Williamson County, TN

0.10 69 2,367

Bartholomew County, IN

0.09 23 1,565

Buncombe County, NC

0.09 58 1,216

Cabarrus County, NC

0.09 33 1,386

Campbell County, KY

0.09 13 1,493

Denton County, TX

0.09 122 2,066

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

0.09 120 1,690

James City County, VA

0.09 13 1,708

Lincoln County, NC

0.09 11 2,473

Outagamie County, WI

0.09 48 1,060

Strafford County, NH

0.09 21 1,662

Allegany County, MD

0.08 12 1,350

Bell County, TX

0.08 46 1,674

Cherokee County, GA

0.08 25 1,153

Clay County, FL

0.08 21 962

Clermont County, OH

0.08 24 4,231

Duval County, FL

0.08 206 1,270

Essex County, NY

0.08 6 2,999

Humboldt County, CA

0.08 21 968

Hunt County, TX

0.08 11 1,072

Indian River County, FL

0.08 21 877

Kerr County, TX

0.08 7 1,012

Kosciusko County, IN

0.08 16 1,772

Mason County, WA

0.08 6 3,402

Otter Tail County, MN

0.08 9 896

Penobscot County, ME

0.08 27 1,301

Shasta County, CA

0.08 27 917

Sumter County, SC

0.08 14 2,221

Tulare County, CA

0.08 63 971

Union County, NC

0.08 27 2,772

Walworth County, WI

0.08 17 1,425

York County, SC

0.08 38 2,105

Belknap County, NH

0.07 9 776

Berkeley County, SC

0.07 18 1,585

Boone County, KY

0.07 31 2,160

Bristol County, RI

0.07 5 1,563

Butler County, OH

0.07 56 1,771

Calhoun County, MI

0.07 19 1,307

Flagler County, FL

0.07 8 4,004

Franklin County, TN

0.07 4 232

Garfield County, CO

0.07 9 2,263

Hampden County, MA

0.07 73 2,081

Lake County, OH

0.07 33 1,768

Livingston County, MI

0.07 21 1,965

Moore County, NC

0.07 12 2,643

Nassau County, FL

0.07 8 3,779

San Bernardino County, CA

0.07 249 1,603

Sangamon County, IL

0.07 45 1,519

Scott County, IA

0.07 34 1,372

Tulsa County, OK

0.07 130 1,792

Will County, IL

0.07 81 1,202

Adams County, WA

0.06 3 948

Chesterfield County, VA

0.06 37 1,420

Chisago County, MN

0.06 5 1,270

Fauquier County, VA

0.06 7 1,088

Houston County, AL

0.06 15 1,078

Jefferson Parish, LA

0.06 52 1,635

Juneau City and Borough, AK

0.06 6 1,139

Lancaster County, SC

0.06 8 1,303

Mobile County, AL

0.06 55 1,388

Rutherford County, TN

0.06 37 2,572

Spokane County, WA

0.06 68 1,325

St. Tammany Parish, LA

0.06 27 2,278

Baldwin County, AL

0.05 20 4,367

Caddo Parish, LA

0.05 27 1,116

Charlotte County, FL

0.05 11 1,289

Coweta County, GA

0.05 10 1,387

Dougherty County, GA

0.05 11 1,246

Greenwood County, SC

0.05 7 1,844

Johnson County, TX

0.05 13 1,811

Lake County, IN

0.05 46 1,211

Lubbock County, TX

0.05 34 1,690

McCracken County, KY

0.05 10 803

Oxford County, ME

0.05 4 1,739

Saginaw County, MI

0.05 19 1,400

Smith County, TX

0.05 26 1,089

Warren County, KY

0.05 17 2,310

Washington County, TN

0.05 14 1,382

Yakima County, WA

0.05 32 726

Addison County, VT

0.04 3 3,250

Aiken County, SC

0.04 11 1,814

Carson City, NV

0.04 6 2,301

Chenango County, NY

0.04 3 1,590

Dare County, NC

0.04 4 1,575

El Paso County, TX

0.04 59 1,224

Ellis County, TX

0.04 10 1,021

Galveston County, TX

0.04 20 1,234

Henderson County, NC

0.04 7 1,177

Hidalgo County, TX

0.04 58 2,225

Johnston County, NC

0.04 10 1,241

Kenosha County, WI

0.04 13 1,349

Lafayette Parish, LA

0.04 23 2,247

Lexington County, SC

0.04 27 1,514

Natrona County, WY

0.04 7 1,272

Nevada County, CA

0.04 6 1,444

Ocean County, NJ

0.04 36 967

Pickens County, SC

0.04 8 1,369

Polk County, FL

0.04 49 964

Rutherford County, NC

0.04 4 927

Saline County, AR

0.04 5 1,736

San Joaquin County, CA

0.04 50 1,274

Sandoval County, NM

0.04 7 2,320

Washington County, PA

0.04 16 2,445

Worcester County, MD

0.04 6 1,534

York County, ME

0.04 15 2,126

Carteret County, NC

0.03 3 1,471

Chelan County, WA

0.03 6 785

Dorchester County, SC

0.03 6 2,232

Hendricks County, IN

0.03 12 1,937

Placer County, CA

0.03 26 1,942

Riverside County, CA

0.03 124 1,323

Spartanburg County, SC

0.03 22 1,004

Weber County, UT

0.03 17 1,717

Yavapai County, AZ

0.03 9 1,274

Cameron County, TX

0.02 16 1,162

Clay County, MO

0.02 9 3,095

Horry County, SC

0.02 13 1,003

Lake County, FL

0.02 11 1,347

Merrimack County, NH

0.02 6 2,255

Nueces County, TX

0.02 19 1,357

Parker County, TX

0.02 3 3,899

Putnam County, TN

0.02 3 1,223

Waukesha County, WI

0.02 23 1,918

York County, PA

0.02 17 665

Benton County, AR

0.01 6 1,679

Chesapeake City, VA

0.01 6 2,899

Genesee County, MI

0.01 6 407

Mahoning County, OH

0.01 7 2,258

Mesa County, CO

0.01 4 2,388

Yellowstone County, MT

0.01 6 1,727

In September 2019, other counties with high employment concentrations in scientific research and development services were Durham County, North Carolina (11.21), San Mateo County, California (11.02), and Howard County, Maryland (9.25). In San Mateo County, California, there were 22,838 workers in this industry with an average weekly wage of $3,870.

Location quotients are the ratio of an industry’s employment share in an area to its national share. For example, an industry with 6 percent of county employment and 2 percent of national employment would have a location quotient in that county of 6/2 = 3. A location quotient greater than 1 means the industry has a higher share of area employment than the national average.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. You can get more industry employment data for the nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas through the data viewer tool.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Counties with highest concentration of jobs in scientific research and development, September 2019 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/counties-with-highest-concentration-of-jobs-in-scientific-research-and-development-services-september-2019.htm (visited August 05, 2020).

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