Facts & Demographics

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May 2022 County Profile

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Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)                                    Period: September 2022

Orange County Civilian Labor Force Unadjusted
Labor Force 82,981
Employed 80,825
Unemployed 2,156
Unemployment Rate(%) 2.6%

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Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW)               Period: Annual 2021

Industry Sector Establishments Employment Average Weekly Wage
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 37 209 $777.00
Mining  3 11 $1,055.00
Utilities  8 254 $1,446.00
Construction  327 1,719 $1,264.00
Manufacturing  89 1,645 $1,184.00
Wholesale Trade  153 966 $1,762.00
Retail Trade  347 6,640 $724.00
Transportation and Warehousing  55 858 $918.00
Information  173 1,294 $3,130.00
Finance and Insurance  254 1,260 $3,510.00
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing  213 758 $1,118.00
Professional and Technical Services  991 4,201 $2,044.00
Management of Companies and Enterprises  13 322 $1,365.00
Administrative and Waste Services  273 1,490 $1,051.00
Educational Services  174 20,912 $1,554.00
Health Care and Social Assistance  469 19,060 $1,214.00
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation  99 944 $480.00
Accommodation and Food Services  347 5,031 $462.00
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin  606 1,965 $926.00
Public Administration  24 2,508 $1,038.00

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Municipal Demographics

Additional Demographic Sources

North Carolina Department of Commerce - Labor & Economic Analysis Division

The Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) collects data, conducts research and analysis and publishes reports about the state’s economy and labor market.  Information and data produced by LEAD help stakeholders make more informed decisions on business recruitment, education and workforce policies and career development, as well as gain a more extensive view of North Carolina’s economy.


United States Census Bureau

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.


Data USA

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MyFutureNC - Education Attainment Dashboard

The dashboard shows North Carolina’s progress toward the state’s overall 2030 goal for postsecondary educational attainment, as well as 18 educational performance indicators. These indicators span the education continuum, capturing key transition points for students from NC Pre-K through college completion and into the labor market.


Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even small plots of land - whether rural or urban - growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the Census year. The Census of Agriculture, taken only once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. For America’s farmers and ranchers, the Census of Agriculture is their voice, their future, and their opportunity.