Do you love working in Marin?
Turns out, you’re not alone. Consumer finance website NerdWallet conducted a study to find the best counties to work in, and Marin County came in at number seven.
According to their website, there are many job seekers looking for areas with good job opportunities Nationwide. As some of these same job seekers explore the options available in different areas of the country, they decided to evaluate which counties were the best to work in, based on economic indicators, prospective growth and quality of life, basing their decision on these four questions:
- Are there jobs? The company looked at the unemployment rate to assess the city’s economy and your chance of securing a good job. This was weighted at 30% of the overall score.
- Do residents earn high salaries? The study included the median income for full-time, year-round workers in our analysis. This was weighted at 30% of the overall score.
- Is the city growing? Then they examined the population growth of the city to see if the city is on the rise and is attracting workers. This was weighted at 30% of the overall score.
- Are commutes short? Long commutes and long hours can affect one’s work-life balance. This was weighted at 10% of the overall score.
Based on their data findings, collected from the U.S. Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and more than 1800 counties — Marin County was the only California to make the Top 10.
Marin County, California
Marin County is located on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge and promises a rapidly decreasing unemployment rate (5.3% in July 2013). The major industries in Marin County are health care, scientific services, education, finance, and administrative and management services. The county maintains a high median income of $70,338 per year. Dominican University, located in San Rafael, has a Venture Greenhouse initiative, which serves as an “early stage business accelerator” for green businesses.
Marin fell behind:
#2 Loudoun County, Virginia
#3 Arlington County, Virginia
#4 Fairfax County, Virginia
#5 Williams County, Ohio#6 Douglas County, Colorado
With Williams County, North Dakota taking the nation’s top spot to work. Besides maintaining very low unemployment rates and strong population growth, the county’s agriculture and energy sectors were, reportedly, major factors in their economic development.
Do you think people from across the U.S. will relocate to Marin for work?