Labor Profile

Labor Profile

Orange County WorkforceOrange 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 210,000 people.

Labor Shed

Employment Rates (1)

February 2022
 

Labor Force

Employed

Unemployed

2021 Percentage

2020 Percentage

Orange County 17,035 16,408 626 3.7% 5.6%
Orange County Labor Shed 236,751 228,186 8,565 3.6% 5.7%
Virginia 4,251,736 4,081,545 170,190 4.0% 6.2%
USA       5.4% 8.1%

Occupations, Industries & Class of Workers (2)

Occupations
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 17,167 100%
Management, business, science, and arts 5,565 32.4%
Service 3,107 18.1%
Sales and office 3,917 22.8%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 2,455 14.3%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,123 12.4%
Industries
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 17,167 100%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 415 2.4%
Construction 2,319 13.5%
Manufacturing 1,440 8.4%
Wholesale trade 353 2.1%
Retail trade 2,315 13.5%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 741 4.3%
Information 574 3.3%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 649 3.8%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative & waste management services 1,581 9.2%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 3,272 19.1%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 1,809 10.5%
Other services, except public administration 590 3.4%
Public administration 1,109 6.5%

Income Data (2)

Income Data: Household & Family Income
  Households Families
Total 13,926 10,037
Less than $10,000 4.7% 4.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.4% 3.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.4% 4.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.3% 4.2%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.2% 9.8%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.4% 17.6%
$75,000 to $99,999 17.8% 18.9%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.2% 23.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.1% 9.3%
$200,000 or more 4.5% 5.6%
Median income (dollars) 74,446 81,770
Mean income (dollars) 84,579 93,532

 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 $71,696
     Computer, Engineering and Science $77,064
     Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts and Media $44,050
     Healthcare Practitioner and Technical $45,788
Service Occupations  
     Healthcare Support $14,888
     Protective Service $62,018
     Food Preparation and Serving-Related $20,554
     Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $33,353
     Personal Care and Service $26,563
Sales and Office Occupations  
     Sales and Related $27,382
     Office and Administrative Support $31,720
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance  
     Farming, Fishing and Forestry $39,773
     Construction and Extraction $36,117
     Installation Maintenance and Repair $37,333
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  
     Production $34,726
     Transportation $52,321
     Material Moving $33,000

Sources on this page:
(1) JobsEQ® (Updated: 02/22/2022) 

(2) American Fact Finder, Selected Economic Characteristics: 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Accessed: 3/21/22

(3) American Fact Finder, 2016-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate: OCCUPATION BY SEX AND MEDIAN EARNINGS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS (IN 2020 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS) FOR THE CIVILIAN EMPLOYED POPULATION 16 YEARS AND OVER Accessed: 3/21/22

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