US Remote Work Trends with Census Data

Analyze remote work trends for U.S. cities with census data

U.S. Remote Work Trends is an analysis tool for tracking remote adoption trends in cities across the United States using US Census data. Filter by income and remote percentage, and understand how communities are trending in remote work. Created by Pragli.
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Hey PH! 🎊 Remote work has been top of mind for many companies recently, and technology managers are increasingly looking for analytical ways to motivate hiring remote team members. But, @doug_safreno and I noticed that there were no available tools to view remote trends for US cities with actual census data. U.S. Remote Work Trends collects data from the US Census Bureau about remote work and displays that data in an easily digestible format. Did you know that… - 🤑6 of the top 10 remote cities have a median income of $100,000 - 🏭 10 of the bottom 10 remote cities are blue collar cities with heavy manufacturing or agricultural sectors - 🏝4 of the top 10 remote cities are Southern California beach cities such as Encinitas and Santa Monica. What did you learn with Remote Work Trends? What other visualizations or analytics should I add to enhance the product?
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This data is great - thanks! Just clarifying: this chart doesn’t necessarily shows the best cities for remote work but the cities with the most remote workers, right? If so, Pragli could be great for providing support to remote workers who live in highly remote areas without a great system for supporting them.
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@catherine_straus1 Thanks for that clarification! Absolutely - the best cities for remote workers are not necessarily the cities with the most remote workers. I didn't even think of that use case for the tool. Target cities with high remote populations but with few support systems for remote workers for our main product Pragli
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This is cool, I can't believe some of the cities have such a high percent remote. I wonder what would happen when some cities reach double digit percents--maybe there will be new support structures that come into place if a city has 20-30% remote workforce, e.g. more remote workspaces
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@lawrence_rogers1 I wonder too - I looked into coworking locations in those top cities and there are definitely not as many as I expected... Potentially a good opportunity for a local entrepreneur in those locations.
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Nice work @vivek_nair- who knew that remote work was so far along! I wonder if these trends will help WeWork turn things around...
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@kyle_archie 😂something tells me that fire is going to be burning for a quite a long time more
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This is really cool! Did you do any analysis on how highly income levels correlate with percent of remote workers? Or was it more of an observation based on the top few and bottom few cities?
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@rlargman An observation mostly! We definitely plan to add more graphs and charts comparing those two factors directly in the future!! Stay tuned :)
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@vivek_nair Awesome, excited to see what those look like!
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This is awesome! I really like the macro-level metrics that you've included in the tool. I think it could be useful to add a field that captures some social dimension of the city that is relevant to remote workers, e.g. as you mentioned, density of busy coffee shops and libraries during the day.
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@tonydl Yes!! I agree - perhaps a light integration with Yelp that gives a rough sense for how many day time social areas there are.
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Super excited this is live! Great work by @vivek_nair with really cool insights
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Interesting to see how remote work cuts across industries and geographies. Thanks for sharing - great analysis and useful info. Must be nice to be in the population that does remote work near the beach ;)
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@caroline_zhang was thinking the same thing! Encinitas living must be nice
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How can I download this dataset?
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