45 Mile Radius Regional Snapshot

Population: 637,425

Median age: 37.94

Total families: 227,600

Average household income: $58,347

Population by Education within 45 miles

In the current year, the educational attainment of the population aged 25 years or older in the area was distributed as follows:

  • 11.8 % had not earned a high school diploma, compared to 14.8 % in the U.S
  • 41.3 % were high school graduates only, compared to 29.6 % in the U.S.
  • 9.9 % had completed an Associate degree, compared to 7.7 % in the U.S.
  • 11.3 % had a Bachelor’s degree, compared to 17.7 % in the U.S.
  • 6.4 % had earned a Master’s/Professional/ Doctorate Degree, compared to 10.4 % in the U.S.

Population by Employment within 45 miles

Currently, 87.5 percent of the civilian labor force in the identified area is employed and 12.5 percent are unemployed. In comparison, 89.2 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force is employed, and 10.8 percent are unemployed. In five years the rate of employment in the area will be 89.9 percent of the civilian labor force, and unemployment will be 10.1 percent. The percentage of the U.S. civilian labor force that will be employed in five years is 91.2 percent, and 8.8 percent will be unemployed.

In the current year, the occupational distribution of the employed population is:

  • 11.8 % in white collar jobs, compared to 61.6 % of the U.S. employment
  • 41.3 % in service jobs, compared to 17.3 % of U.S. employment
  • 9.9 % in blue collar jobs, compared to 21.1 % of U.S. employment

In 2000, 84.1 percent of the area population drove alone to work, and 2.6 percent worked at home. The average travel time to work in 2000 was 20.2 minutes in the area, compared to the U.S average of 25.5 minutes.


Households by Income within 45 miles

Current median household income is $50,980 in the area, compared to $54,442 for all U.S. households. Median household income is projected to be $56,470 in five years. In 2000, median household income was $40,753, compared to $30,103 in 1990.

Current average household income is $58,347 in this area, compared to $70,173 for all U.S households. Average household income is projected to be $64,886 in five years. In 2000, average household income was $48,529, compared to $34,645 in 1990.

Current per capita income is $22,984 in the area, compared to the U.S. per capita income of $26,739. The per capita income is projected to be $25,731 in five years. In 2000, the per capita income was $18,647, compared to $12,528 in 1990.


Employment in the Area within 45 miles

Major Employers


Top six industries within 45 miles

1. Manufacturing

Employees: 35,506
Percent of Employment: 12.64%

2. Health Care/Social Assistance

Employees: 64,579
Percent of Employment: 22.98%

3. Retail Trade

Employees: 29,017
Percent of Employment: 10.33%

4. Accommodation/Food Services

Employees: 20,140
Percent of Employment: 7.17%

5. Educational Services

Employees: 30,618
Percent of Employment: 10.09%

6. Service and Professional

Employees: 12,359
Percent of Employment: 4.4%


Average Household within 45 miles

Currently there are 235,559 families in the area, which is projected to reach 238,077 by 2020. The average household size is 2.53 and the median age is 38.1.

There are 251,009 owner occupied housing units and 97,034 renter occupied housing units.