Which Cities Have Seen the Biggest Increase In Work From Home?

  1. ) The city with the largest increase in people that worked from home was in Vineyard Haven, MA where 17.7% of the population was WFH in 2020, a 5.2% increase over 2019.
  2. Hood River, OR and the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA metro area both saw a 4.6% increase in the percentage of people that worked from home. Although Hood River’s WFH percentage was already fairly high in 2019 so this increase bumped them up to 14%. The San Jose metro area went from 5% to 9.6% in 2020.
  3. Just across the bay is the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkley, CA metro area which had the third highest increase in people that worked from home. Their numbers were similar to San Jose with a 4.4% increase to 11% of the population having worked from home in 2020.
  4. The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area, which is located across multiple states, saw the fourth highest increase in WFH with the percentage of the population increasing 4.3%, from 5.9% in 2019 to 10.2% in 2020.
  5. Brookings, OR is another small micropolitan area of Oregon that had one of the biggest increases in people working from home. A tenth of the population worked from home in 2019 and the 4.1% increase put them at 14.5% of the population having worked from home in 2020, one of the highest percentages in the country!

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