FEDERAL WORKERS AS A

SHARE OF METRO AREA WORKFORCE

Up to 1%

Up to 5%

Up to 10%

More

than 10%

FEDERAL WORKERS AS A SHARE OF METRO AREA WORKFORCE

Up to 1%

Up to 5%

Up to 10%

More than 10%

13%

Towns near

Naval Base

Kitsap

Ogden, Utah

16%

Towns near

Patuxent

Naval

Air Station

Washington,

D.C.

Norfolk

Fayetteville, N.C.

Huntsville,

Ala.

15%

Towns near Robins

Air Force Base, Ga.

FEDERAL WORKERS AS A SHARE OF METRO AREA WORKFORCE

Up to 1%

Up to 5%

Up to 10%

More than 10%

13%

Towns near

Naval Base

Kitsap

Cleveland

Ogden, Utah

Philadelphia

Indianapolis

16%

Towns near

Patuxent Naval

Air Station

Washington,

D.C.

Kansas City

Colorado Springs

St. Louis

Bakersfield, Ca.

Norfolk

Oklahoma City

Albuquerque

Huntsville, Ala.

Fayetteville, N.C.

Memphis

San Diego

15%

Towns near Robins

Air Force Base, Ga.

Tucson

El Paso

Jacksonville, Fla.

San Antonio

New Orleans

Tampa

Honolulu

Only about 1 in 6 of the 1.87 million civilian full-time federal employees live in the Washington, D.C. metro area, which includes Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and even a touch of West Virginia. The rest work around the country. The employee counts released by the Office of Personnel Management list the 50 metro areas with the most federal civilian workers, not including contractors, the Postal Service or intelligence workers. Federal workers earn an average of just over $83,000 per year

Although the Washington area has the highest number of federal workers, government employees make up large shares of the workforce in many other areas, often near military bases. Federal civilians are 15 percent of the workforce in the small metropolitan area near Robins Air Force Base south of Macon, Ga. Similarly, federal civilian workers are 13 percent of the workforce in the Bremerton-Silverdale metropolitan area near Seattle. Federal workers are 16 percent of the workforce near the Patuxent Naval Air Station in Southern Maryland.

Share of federal employment by metropolitan area

Area Federal Workers Share of local workforce
California-Lexington Park, Md. 9,166 15.8%
Warner Robins, Ga. 13,703 15.3%
Bremerton-Silverdale, Wash. 16,975 13.1%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. 283,511 8.4%
Huntsville, Ala. 16,121 7.2%
Fayetteville, N.C. 10,954 6.1%
Ogden-Clearfield, Utah 17,074 5.3%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. 47,144 5.2%
Urban Honolulu, Hawaii 21,668 4.2%
Dayton, Ohio 15,436 3.9%
Oklahoma City 24,842 3.6%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Md. 42,314 2.9%
Albuquerque 11,364 2.6%
El Paso 9,850 2.6%
Bakersfield, Calif. 8,818 2.4%
Colorado Springs 8,805 2.3%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, Tex. 27,391 2.3%
San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif. 35,213 2.1%
Tucson, Ariz. 9,251 2.0%
Richmond 12,472 1.9%
Kansas City, Mo.-Kan. 18,926 1.7%
Jacksonville, Fla. 12,026 1.7%
New Orleans-Metairie, La. 8,640 1.4%
Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ariz. 8,825 1.4%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo. 20,009 1.3%
Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio 12,436 1.2%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind. 11,417 1.1%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. 15,725 1.1%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga. 32,397 1.1%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash. 22,678 1.1%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. 33,061 1.1%
St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. 15,520 1.1%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Ore.-Wash. 12,078 0.9%
Columbus, Ohio 9,990 0.9%
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tenn. 8,579 0.9%
Pittsburgh 10,197 0.9%
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H. 21,879 0.8%
Cincinnati, Ohio-Ky.-Ind. 8,776 0.8%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla. 9,122 0.8%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. 18,838 0.8%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich. 15,534 0.7%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Tex. 26,820 0.7%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla. 20,824 0.7%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. 12,495 0.6%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. 13,777 0.6%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.,-Wis. 28,909 0.6%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. 56,964 0.6%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis. 10,886 0.5%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Tex. 17,769 0.5%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif. 30,709 0.5%

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly labeled Ogden, Utah.

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