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Old 06-16-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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The National Endowment for the Arts used Census returns to report where artists in the US live. There are probably no surprises here.

Top 10 states ranked by number of artists per 10,000 people:

Total artists
1. New York 101.1
2. California 97.6
3. Massachusetts 91.0
4. Vermont 87.4
5. Colorado 85.4
6. Hawaii 84.1
7. Connecticut 84.0
8. Oregon 80.5
9. Washington 78.8
10. Nevada 77.9

Actors
1. California 5.3
2. New York 4.2
3. Nevada 1.3
4. New Jersey 1.1
5. Florida 1.0
6. Minnesota 0.9
7. Illinois 0.9
8. Utah 0.9
9. Oregon 0.9
10. Connecticut 0.9

Announcers
1. North Dakota 4.7
2. Montana 3.6
3. Alaska 3.4
4. Vermont 3.4
5. South Dakota 2.9
6. West Virginia 2.9
7. Hawaii 2.8
8. Nebraska 2.8
9. Florida 2.6
10. Maine 2.4

Architects
1. Massachusetts 12.9
2. Colorado 12.7
3. Washington 11.7
4. Vermont 10.7
5. Hawaii 10.3
6. New York 9.3
7. Connecticut 9.1
8. Oregon 9.1
9. Maryland 9.0
10. California 8.5

Fine artists, art directors, and animators
1. New Mexico 18.1
2. Vermont 16.2
3. Hawaii 14.9
4. Montana 13.0
5. New York 12.6
6. California 12.4
7. Alaska 12.3
8. Maine 12.1
9. Oregon 11.4
10. Colorado 10.9

Dancers and choreographers
1. Nevada 6.9
2. Hawaii 4.7
3. Alaska 2.0
4. Arizona 1.5
5. Utah 1.4
6. Florida 1.4
7. New York 1.4
8. Nebraska 1.2
9. Texas 1.1
10. Oklahoma 1.1

Designers
1. Massachusetts 36.9
2. Connecticut 36.5
3. Rhode Island 36.2
4. New York 34.5
5. California 34.1
6. Michigan 32.8
7. Colorado 32.6
8. Minnesota 31.9
9. Oregon 31.6
10. Washington 31.4

Entertainers and performers
1. Nevada 8.9
2. Florida 3.4
3. Hawaii 2.9
4. California 2.0
5. Arizona 1.8
6. New York 1.5
7. Colorado 1.5
8. Tennessee 1.4
9. Texas 1.3
10. Vermont 1.3

Musicians
1. Tennessee 11.8
2. Hawaii 10.1
3. Nevada 8.9
4. New York 8.6
5. California 7.8
6. Florida 6.9
7. Massachusetts 6.9
8. New Jersey 6.8
9. Colorado 6.4
10. Minnesota 6.2

Photographers
1. Hawaii 6.4
2. Rhode Island 6.1
3. New York 6.0
4. California 5.9
5. Maryland 5.4
6. Minnesota 5.1
7. South Dakota 5.1
8. Colorado 5.1
9. Wyoming 5.1
10. Montana 5.0

Producers and directors
1. New York 10.6
2. California 10.1
3. Maryland 6.5
4. Connecticut 5.9
5. Massachusetts 5.8
6. Hawaii 5.4
7. New Jersey 5.4
8. Tennessee 4.9
9. Colorado 4.7
10. Florida 4.7

Writers and authors
1. Vermont 11.3
2. New York 10.8
3. Massachusetts 9.8
4. California 9.0
5. Oregon 8.6
6. Connecticut 8.1
7. Colorado 8.1
8. Maine 7.9
9. Maryland 7.7
10. Montana 7.5
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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Top 10 metropolitan areas ranked by number of artists, 2000 Census

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 140,620
2. New York, NY 132,990
3. Chicago, IL 64,800
4. Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV 47,360
5. Boston, MA-NH 38,885
6. Philadelphia, PA-NJ 35,670
7. San Francisco, CA 35,470
8. Atlanta, GA 34,350
9. Detroit, MI 33,215
10. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI 28,685

Top 10 metropolitan areas ranked by percentage of artists in the labor force

Total artists
1. San Francisco, CA 3.71
2. Santa Fe, NM 3.36
3. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 3.26
4. New York, NY 3.12
5. Stamford-Norwalk, CT 3.01
6. Boulder-Longmont, CO 2.64
7. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 2.37
8. Danbury, CT 2.28
9. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA 2.25
10. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 2.16

Actors
1. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.34
2. New York, NY 0.17
3. Medford-Ashland, OR 0.13
4. Orlando, FL 0.08
5. Wilmington, NC 0.07
6. Ventura, CA 0.07
7. Jersey City, NJ 0.07
8. Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0.06
9. San Francisco, CA 0.05
10. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA 0.05

Announcers
1. Alexandria, LA 0.16
2. Gainesville, FL 0.13
3. South Bend, IN 0.13
4. Bangor, ME 0.11
5. Panama City, FL 0.11
6. Abilene, TX 0.11
7. Duluth-Superior, MN-WI 0.11
8. Danville, VA 0.10
9. Burlington, VT 0.10
10. Lubbock, TX 0.10

Architects
1. Santa Fe, NM 0.51
2. San Francisco, CA 0.50
3. Boulder-Longmont, CO 0.44
4. Charlottesville, VA 0.38
5. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 0.37
6. Boston, MA-NH 0.36
7. Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0.36
8. Danbury, CT 0.30
9. Trenton, NJ 0.29
10. Oakland, CA 0.28

Fine artists, art directors, and animators
1. Santa Fe, NM 1.12
2. San Francisco, CA 0.55
3. Santa Rosa, CA 0.39
4. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.38
5. New York, NY 0.38
6. Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA 0.37
7. Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0.37
8. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0.37
9. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0.36
10. San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA 0.35

Dancers and choreographers
1. Las Vegas, NV-AZ 0.16
2. Myrtle Beach, SC 0.12
3. Honolulu, HI 0.09
4. Flint, MI 0.08
5. Gadsden, AL 0.08
6. Reno, NV 0.07
7. Orlando, FL 0.06
8. Anchorage, AK 0.06
9. Tucson, AZ 0.06
10. Jacksonville, NC 0.06

Designers
1. San Francisco, CA 1.40
2. Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1.27
3. Boulder-Longmont, CO 1.05
4. New York, NY 0.99
5. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0.94
6. New London-Norwich, CT-RI 0.93
7. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.91
8. Bloomington, IN 0.90
9. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 0.88
10. San Jose, CA 0.86

Entertainers and performers
1. Orlando, FL 0.27
2. Las Vegas, NV-AZ 0.21
3. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0.12
4. Myrtle Beach, SC 0.12
5. Reno, NV 0.10
6. Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, FL 0.10
7. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.08
8. Naples, FL 0.08
9. Fort Lauderdale, FL 0.08
10. Tucson, AZ 0.07

Musicians
1. Nashville, TN 0.65
2. Lawrence, KS 0.31
3. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.29
4. Bloomington, IN 0.29
5. New York, NY 0.27
6. Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 0.27
7. Hattiesburg, MS 0.26
8. Myrtle Beach, SC 0.25
9. Trenton, NJ 0.24
10. Punta Gorda, FL 0.24

Photographers
1. San Francisco, CA 0.20
2. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0.20
3. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA 0.19
4.Columbia, MO 0.18
5. New York, NY 0.17
6. Asheville, NC 0.17
7. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.17
8. Gainesville, FL 0.15
9. Springfield, MO 0.15
10. Boulder-Longmont, CO 0.15

Producers and directors
1. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.53
2. New York, NY 0.38
3. San Francisco, CA 0.31
4. Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0.24
5. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA 0.23
6. Nashville, TN 0.22
7. Jersey City, NJ 0.19
8. Ventura, CA 0.19
9. Washington, DC-MD-VAWV 0.19
10. Champaign-Urbana, IL 0.17

Writers and authors
1. Santa Fe, NM 0.41
2. San Francisco, CA 0.39
3. Boulder-Longmont, CO 0.37
4. New York, NY 0.36
5. Bloomington, IN 0.36
6. State College, PA 0.32
7. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 0.32
8. Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0.31
9. Missoula, MT 0.30
10. Corvallis, OR 0.29

The entire report is available here:

http://www.nea.gov/research/ArtistsInWorkforce.pdf

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