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 2020
  Labor Force Employed Unemployed 2020 Percentage 2019 Percentage
Orange County 17,529 16,265 1,264 7.2% 3.2%
Orange County Labor Shed 237,054 219,979 17,075  7.8% 2.87%
Virginia 4,348,216 3,989,688 358,528 8.2% 2.9%
USA       11.2% 3.7%

Occupations, Industries & Class of Workers (2)

Occupations
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 16,575 100%
Management, business, science, and arts 5,343 32.2%
Service 3,106 18.7%
Sales and office 3,445 20.8%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 2,262 13.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,419 14.6%
Industries
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 16,575 100%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining  383 2.3%
Construction 1,979  11.9%
Manufacturing 1,331  8.0%
Wholesale trade 456  2.8%
Retail trade 2,210  13.3%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 768  4.6%
Information 360  2.2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 745 4.5%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative & waste management services 1,399  8.4%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 3,689  22.3%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 1,370  8.3%
Other services, except public administration 738  4.5%
Public administration 1,147  6.9%

Income Data (2)

Income Data: Household & Family Income
  Households Families
Total 13,453 9,496
Less than $10,000 3.8% 3.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.4% 0.8%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.1% 7.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.0% 4.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.2% 19.1%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.8% 16.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.5% 24.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.6% 5.6%
$200,000 or more 4.3% 5.5%
Median income (dollars) 68,481 78,360
Mean income (dollars) 79,470 89,447

 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 $76,127
     Computer, Engineering and Science $86,794
     Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts and Media $45,962
     Healthcare Practitioner and Technical $53,412
Service Occupations  
     Healthcare Support $17,446
     Protective Service $46,502
     Food Preparation and Serving-Related $23,552
     Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $25,401
     Personal Care and Service $16,533
Sales and Office Occupations  
     Sales and Related $78,904
     Office and Administrative Support $38,130
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance  
     Farming, Fishing and Forestry $38,459
     Construction and Extraction $45,114
     Installation Maintenance and Repair $48,384
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  
     Production $36,225
     Transportation $32,473
     Material Moving $22,565

Sources on this page:
(1) 
https://virginiaworks.com (Updated: 10/6/20)
(2) American Fact Finder, Selected Economic Characteristics: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Accessed: 10/6/20)

(3) American Fact Finder, 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate: Occupation by Sex and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months (in 2019 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) for the Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over (Accessed: 10/6/20)

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