Economy And Workforce
Self-Employment Revenue


Self-Employment Revenue

What does this measure?

The amount of revenue brought into a community by self-employment, presented per working-age resident.

Why is this important?

Those who are self-employed provide value to their community and are a vital part of a community's economic structure. High levels of self-employment may indicate a favorable economic environment for small business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as provide insight into the composition of a community's economic profile.

How is our county doing?

Essex County had just over $6,500 in self-employment revenue per resident in 2016, an increase of over $100 per resident from the previous year. This is similar with the state and over $800 higher per resident than the nation. Essex County's level was down 3% since 2000, compared to a decrease of 6% in the state and a 3% increase in the nation.

How do we compare to similar counties?

Westchester, NY's revenue per resident was much higher than Essex County in 2016, at $10,700 per resident followed by Middlesex, MA at $7,400. Lake, IL was similar to Essex County, at $6,700 per resident. Middlesex experienced a decline similar to the state from 2000, while Lake, IL had a 2% increase.

Notes about the data

Figures are in 2016 dollars. Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau. Census Bureau changed measurement criteria in 2008. Compare to earlier years with caution.

Self-Employment Revenue
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Essex County, MA$6,733$6,668$6,891$7,102$7,312$7,306$6,389$6,280$5,742$6,283$6,084$6,117$6,150$6,021$6,244$6,397$6,527
Middlesex County, MA$7,862$7,574$7,709$7,909$8,146$8,122$7,058$6,892$6,296$6,851$6,959$6,863$6,911$6,874$7,049$7,242$7,417
Lake County, IL$6,598$6,997$6,996$7,619$7,303$7,310$7,468$7,640$6,756$6,227$6,323$6,264$6,609$6,331$6,714$6,734$6,726
Westchester County, NY$10,731$10,767$10,898$11,416$11,555$11,385$11,273$11,317$10,116$10,193$10,223$10,067$10,196$10,141$10,550$10,588$10,716
Massachusetts$6,782$6,610$6,782$6,948$7,098$7,130$6,157$5,967$5,485$5,947$5,954$5,967$5,996$5,994$6,145$6,316$6,401

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars.




Total Self-Employment Revenue
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Essex County, MA$3,103,193,578$3,107,847,553$3,234,825,068$3,345,106,014$3,451,877,421$3,459,830,520$3,041,623,073$3,006,109,962$2,761,863,924$3,046,389,252$2,978,793,214$3,022,117,247$3,046,843,287$3,005,814,291$3,137,472,011$3,229,577,026$3,300,752,971
Middlesex County, MA$7,736,254,811$7,498,764,742$7,621,689,611$7,804,378,344$8,025,806,240$7,992,222,319$6,980,425,470$6,857,667,700$6,325,852,232$6,975,532,475$7,143,361,286$7,135,431,987$7,245,332,279$7,272,630,232$7,511,328,905$7,767,944,088$7,992,587,755
Lake County, IL$2,782,173,209$3,002,213,428$3,047,163,158$3,314,797,725$3,229,653,887$3,271,686,800$3,379,443,663$3,473,839,666$3,087,946,399$2,861,039,653$2,921,964,709$2,885,608,316$3,043,327,602$2,922,911,610$3,094,361,473$3,103,396,853$3,093,470,224
Westchester County, NY$6,317,533,844$6,379,932,426$6,483,808,235$6,799,089,270$6,885,057,467$6,780,522,493$6,728,438,219$6,782,504,518$6,089,285,697$6,189,894,408$6,251,824,629$6,214,685,950$6,303,424,456$6,314,316,116$6,593,795,923$6,632,040,197$6,718,217,447
Massachusetts$28,199,858,869$27,753,300,237$28,674,870,644$29,499,752,383$30,204,080,876$30,416,379,773$26,412,150,543$25,748,936,129$23,812,423,834$26,046,199,130$26,290,717,367$26,576,388,372$26,795,023,641$26,926,052,730$27,739,563,469$28,600,340,406$29,047,595,768

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars.




INDICATORS TREND | ESSEX COUNTY