Arlington Ranked No. 1 City To Work From Home

Published September 3, 2020

Smartasset, a financial technology company, recently published their 2020 Study of “Cities Where the Most and Fewest People Can Work From Home” which features Arlington as the number 1 city.

The study was published in April 2020 and according to the website, “In this study, SmartAsset uncovered the occupations and cities where the most and fewest workers are able to work from home. Specifically, using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules survey along with Census Bureau data, we estimated the percentage of each city’s workforce that can work from home. For details on our data sources and how we put the information together to create our final rankings.”

Source: SmartAssett.

Regarding Arlington, the website states, “A large percentage of the workforce in Arlington, Virginia is involved in two white-collar occupations: management, business & financial operations and professional & related jobs. According to BLS data, 60% of management, business & financial operations workers and more than 42% of all professional & related workers can work from home, so many Arlington workers have that ability. We estimated that 39.23% of the total Arlington, Virginia workforce can work from home, the highest percentage for this metric across the 200 largest U.S. cities.”

The top 25 cities are:

Source: SmartAssett.

You can read more of the methodology and city rankings at