Labor Profile

Labor Profile

Orange CountyOrange County has a diverse and loyal civilian labor force of over 16,000 people, half of these resident workers commute outside of the county for employment, representing a significant pool of workers eligible to work closer to home. Our competitive labor costs and the local cost of living and housing are also extremely attractive. The Orange County Labor Shed is comprised of eight (8) surrounding communities with a workforce of over 235,000 people.

Labor Shed

Employment Rates (1)

December 2017
  Labor Force Employed Unemployed 2017 Percentage 2016 Percentage
Orange County 16,446 15,911 535 3.3% 3.7%
Orange County Labor Shed 236,102 228,823 7,279 3.4% 3.4%
Virginia 4,257,390 4,114,662 142,728 3.4% 3.8%
USA       4.1% 4.7%

Occupations, Industries & Class of Workers (2)

Occupations
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 15,787 100%
Management, business, science, and arts 5,384 34.1%
Service 2,880 18.2%
Sales and office 3,414 21.6%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 2,186 13.8%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,923 12.2%
Industries
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 15,787 100%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining  227 1.4%
Construction 1,850  11.7%
Manufacturing 1,317  8.3%
Wholesale trade 396  2.5%
Retail trade 1,838  11.6%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 661  4.2%
Information 171  1.1%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing  738 4.7%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative & waste management services 1,444  9.1%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 3,931  24.9%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 1,102  7.0%
Other services, except public administration 769  4.9%
Public administration 1,343  8.5%

Income Data (2)

Income Data: Household & Family Income
  Households Families
Total 13,245 9,570
Less than $10,000 4.7% 2.9%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.1% 1.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.8% 7.7%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.4% 5.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.4% 12.7%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.4% 19.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.6% 17.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.6% 22.3%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.0% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 3.0% 3.8%
Median income (dollars) 66,990 75,451
Mean income (dollars) 76,219 85,787

 Estimated Median Income (3)

Estimated Median Salary by Occupation (Civilian Population Over 16 Years Old)
  Median Salary
Management, Business, Science and Arts Occupations:  
     Management, Business and Financial $65,566
     Computer, Engineering and Science $92,850
     Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts and Media $35,884
     Healthcare Practitioner and Technical $49,423
Service Occupations  
     Healthcare Support $18,870
     Protective Service $50,777
     Food Preparation and Serving-Related $11,929
     Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $22,135
     Personal Care and Service $15,335
Sales and Office Occupations  
     Sales and Related $33,964
     Office and Administrative Support $30,912
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance  
     Farming, Fishing and Forestry $17,639
     Construction and Extraction $32,051
     Installation Maintenance and Repair $41,816
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  
     Production $40,374
     Transportation $47,591
     Material Moving $26,250

Sources on this page:
(1) www.VirginiaLMI.com (Updated: 02/15/18)
(2) American Fact Finder, Selected Economic Characteristics: 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Accessed: 02/15/18)

(3) American Fact Finder, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate: Occupation by Sex and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months (in 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) for the Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over (Accessed: 02/15/18)

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