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 210,000 people.

Labor Shed

Employment Rates (1)

February 2021
 

Labor Force

Employed

Unemployed

2021 Percentage

2020 Percentage

Orange County 16,680 15,837 843 5.1% 2.6%
Orange County Labor Shed 210,203 200,093 10,110  4.8% 2.35%
Virginia 4,224,831 3,999,727 226,104 5.4% 2.5%
USA       6.6% 3.8%

Occupations, Industries & Class of Workers (2)

Occupations
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 17,007 100%
Management, business, science, and arts 5,458 32.1%
Service 3,202 18.8%
Sales and office 3,864 22.7%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 2,352 13.8%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,131 12.5%
Industries
Total Civilian Employed Population (16 Years and Over) 17,007 100%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 453 2.7%
Construction 2,059  12.1%
Manufacturing 1,311  7.7%
Wholesale trade 359  2.1%
Retail trade 2,396  14.1%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 730  4.3%
Information 455  2.7%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 712 4.2%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative & waste management services 1,443 8.5%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 3,527  20.7%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 1,432  8.4%
Other services, except public administration 778  4.6%
Public administration 1,352  7.9%

Income Data (2)

Income Data: Household & Family Income
  Households Families
Total 13,679 9,483
Less than $10,000 4.1% 2.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.7% 1.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.4% 5.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.2% 3.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 11.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.9% 18.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.7% 18.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.3% 26.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.5% 5.8%
Median income (dollars) 71,548 83,482
Mean income (dollars) 82,025 93,533

 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 $72,717
     Computer, Engineering and Science $91,221
     Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts and Media $51,635
     Healthcare Practitioner and Technical $54,474
Service Occupations  
     Healthcare Support $19,583
     Protective Service $61,661
     Food Preparation and Serving-Related $33,550
     Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $45,815
     Personal Care and Service $24,881
Sales and Office Occupations  
     Sales and Related $44,670
     Office and Administrative Support $38,822
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance  
     Farming, Fishing and Forestry $43,155
     Construction and Extraction $36,372
     Installation Maintenance and Repair $52,292
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  
     Production $34,267
     Transportation $51,285
     Material Moving $31,294

Sources on this page:
(1) https://virginiaworks.com (Updated: 4/28/21) 

(2) American Fact Finder, Selected Economic Characteristics: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (https://bit.ly/3haF4Wc Accessed: 5/7/21) 

(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 FT YR Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over (https://bit.ly/3eubNUK Accessed: 5/7/21)

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