Thursday, October 15, 2015

More on the Arts

At this point, it is pretty clear that the arts dominate the Rochester scene.  Take an inherent creativity and then substitute the rigidity of the East Coast with a partially West Coast flair, and the formula is highly supportive of artistry.  Here is yet more data which indicates just how cultured Rochester can be (with the important caveat that since this was released, Rochester has fallen out of the 100 largest cities in the country):

  • As of 2011, a study of the 100 largest American cities showed that 9.45% of the jobs in the city of Rochester were arts-related.  That was the highest percentage in the country.
  • Another way of looking at the above is that there were 60.78 arts-related jobs in Rochester per 1,000 city residents.  That was, of course, the most of any city, with #2 being Atlanta at 41.55 arts-related jobs per 1,000 city residents.
  • Despite at the time being the 98th largest city by population, only 19 other cities had more total arts-related jobs.

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