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 243,000 people.

Labor Shed

Employment Rates (1)

June 2019
  Labor Force Employed Unemployed 2019 Percentage 2018 Percentage
Orange County 17,674 17,111 563 3.2% 3.2%
Orange County Labor Shed 246,932 239,760 7,172  2.87% 3.1%
Virginia 4,443,772 4,313,802 129,970 2.9% 3.2%
USA       3.7% 3.9%

Occupations, Industries & Class of Workers (2)

Occupations
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 15,957 100%
Management, business, science, and arts 5,379 33.7%
Service 3,005 18.8%
Sales and office 3,618 22.7%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 2,163 13.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,792 11.2%
Industries
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 15,957 100%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining  308 1.9%
Construction 1,710  10.7%
Manufacturing 1,245  7.8%
Wholesale trade 401  2.5%
Retail trade 2,133  13.4%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 707  4.4%
Information 297  1.9%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 812 5.1%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative & waste management services 1,395  8.7%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 3,692  23.1%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 1,447  9.1%
Other services, except public administration 715  4.5%
Public administration 1,095  6.9%

Income Data (2)

Income Data: Household & Family Income
  Households Families
Total 13,470 9,658
Less than $10,000 4.3% 3.6%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.9% 0.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.9% 7.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.7% 4.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.9% 11.9%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.1% 19.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.1% 15.9%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.8% 26.2%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.6% 6.2%
$200,000 or more 2.7% 3.5%
Median income (dollars) 67,196 75,858
Mean income (dollars) 76,419 85,629

 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 $67,339
     Computer, Engineering and Science $90,431
     Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts and Media $36,594
     Healthcare Practitioner and Technical $48,750
Service Occupations  
     Healthcare Support $17,446
     Protective Service $55,547
     Food Preparation and Serving-Related $14,954
     Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $26,599
     Personal Care and Service $15,521
Sales and Office Occupations  
     Sales and Related $31,553
     Office and Administrative Support $32,409
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance  
     Farming, Fishing and Forestry $18,472
     Construction and Extraction $33,041
     Installation Maintenance and Repair $39,654
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  
     Production $40,637
     Transportation $44,917
     Material Moving $26,500

Sources on this page:
(1) 
https://virginiaworks.com (Updated: 8/12/19)
(2) American Fact Finder, Selected Economic Characteristics: 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Accessed: 08/12/19)

(3) American Fact Finder, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate: Occupation by Sex and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months (in 2017 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) for the Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over (Accessed: 08/12/19)

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