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)

November 2016
  Labor Force Employed Unemployed 2016 Percentage 2015 Percentage
Orange County 16,441 15,791 650 4.0% 4.1%
Orange County Labor Shed 235,248 226,670 8,578 3.6% 3.6%
Virginia 4,233,406 4,065,033 168,373 4.0% 3.9%
USA       4.6% 5.0%

Occupations, Industries & Class of Workers (2)

Occupations
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 14,883 100.0%
Management, business, science, and arts 5,106 34.3%
Service 2,642 17.8%
Sales and office 3,048 20.5%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 2,359 15.9%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,728 11.6%
Industries
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 14,883 100.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 351 2.4%
Construction 1,808 12.1%
Manufacturing 1,072 7.2%
Wholesale trade 350 2.4%
Retail trade 1,597 10.7%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 514 3.5%
Information 272 1.8%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 743 5.0%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative & waste management services 1,500 10.1%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 3,617 24.3%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 1,084 7.3%
Other services, except public administration 696 4.7%
Public administration 1,279 8.6%

Income Data (2)

Income Data: Household & Family Income
  Households Families
Total 12,433 9,261
Less than $10,000 640 5.1% 290 3.1%
$10,000 to $14,999 594 4.8% 221 2.4%
$15,000 to $24,999 1,120 9.0% 673 7.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 1,007 8.1% 626 6.8%
$35,000 to $49,999 1,524 12.3% 1,021 11.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 2,582 20.8% 2,078 22.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 1,745 14.0% 1,576 17.0%
$100,000 to $149,999 2,077 16.7% 1,715 18.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 658 5.3% 599 6.5%
$200,000 or more 485 3.9% 462 5.0%
Median income (dollars) 63,538 71,201
Mean income (dollars) 75,357 84,552

 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 $65,472
     Computer, Engineering and Science $79,625
     Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts and Media $44,198
     Healthcare Practitioner and Technical $48,429
Service Occupations  
     Healthcare Support $17,463
     Protective Service $49,559
     Food Preparation and Serving-Related $11,048
     Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $21,581
     Personal Care and Service $15,368
Sales and Office Occupations  
     Sales and Related $30,882
     Office and Administrative Support $27,550
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance  
     Farming, Fishing and Forestry $20,817
     Construction and Extraction $42,868
     Installation Maintenance and Repair $38,842
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  
     Production $37,984
     Transportation $34,219
     Material Moving $21,613

Sources on this page:
(1) www.VirginiaLMI.com (Updated: 01/17/17)
(2) American Fact Finder, Selected Economic Characteristics: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Accessed: 02/26/16)
(3) American Fact Finder, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate: Occupation by Sex and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months (in 2014 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) for the Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over (Accessed: 02/26/16)

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