Trained and Educated Workforce
Fulton County employers draw workers within a 45‐minute commuting distance that includes Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs and other population centers. This workforce offers an above average number of:
- younger job seekers
- executive age workers
- pre‐retiree workers
Over 90% of the County’s population drive their vehicles to work. The average commuting time is 23.4 minutes (one way). One‐fifth of all workers living in Fulton County travel over 35 minutes with 16% traveling over 45 minutes.
This equates to retail buying power of approximately $11,000 per person. In this range, two wage earner families can purchase a home valued at between $120,000 and $190,000, significantly beyond the median home value countywide of $108,000.
New industries targeted by the County offer an average annual wage estimated at $43,000. At that level, a two-wage earner household could afford a home between $172,000 and $258,000.