Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Local View of the Gender Wage Gap: Herkimer County Earnings By Sex and Occupation

A lot has been reported recently on the wage gap between what men and women earn for similar work. CBS News, for example, reports that nationally women make 78 cents for every dollar that men make for the same job.

Below are some tables that compare the median earnings of men and women who work similar jobs and live in Herkimer County. These tables do not take into account the amount of work experience, schooling, or a host of other factors that could explain some of the differences. However, they are for identical occupational titles and categories. Click the table to enlarge it.




Monday, February 23, 2015

Looking at Herkimer County Households with Retirement Income by Municipalities

Here are the top five municipalities where households reported receiving retirement income in the past year. Retirement income, based on Census Bureau definitions, includes: (1) retirement pensions and survivor benefits from a former employer; labor union; or federal, state, or local government; and the U.S. military; (2) disability income from companies or unions; federal, state, or local government; and the U.S. military; (3) periodic receipts from annuities and insurance; and (4) regular income from IRA and Keogh plans. It does NOT include social security retirement benefits.

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Here's all of the municipalities, including the towns without their village components, and the towns with the villages included within their numbers...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Where Men and Women Work: Sex by Occupations

A breakdown of the percent of women and the percent of men that work in each occupation (eg. 40% of all women ages 16 and over work in management, business, science, and arts occupations, etc.)...


And to give the reader a better sense of what each occupation includes, here is some basic breakdown of the types of work being performed within each of the five occupational categories...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fields of Study for Men and Women with Bachelor Degrees in Herkimer County

In looking at the graphic below, note the top two or three fields of study for men and women in Herkimer County among residents age 25 and older. Also note how they vary according to age of the degree holder - for example, while Science and Engineering are the second most popular fields for getting a bachelor's degree among Herkimer County females, it is the TOP field among younger females. In fact more young females (age 25 to 39) have bachelors degrees in science and engineering in Herkimer County than do males in the same age range.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

How Long Have Your Neighbors Been, Well, Neighbors?

The graphic below shows when people in Herkimer County moved into their current homes. Note that almost one in ten have been in their present location more than 45 years ! You can click on the graphic to enlarge it.

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