Facts & Demographics

Orange County Area Profile

Orange County Profile July 2023

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Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)                                    Period: May 2023

Orange County Civilian Labor Force Unadjusted
Labor Force 83,046
Employed 80,565
Unemployed 2,481
Unemployment Rate(%) 3.0%

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Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW)               Period: Annual 2022

Industry Sector Establishments Employment Average Weekly Wage
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting      
Utilities  9 251 $1,563.00
Construction  361 1,830 $1,216.00
Manufacturing  99 1,913 $1,250.00
Wholesale Trade  178 880 $1,802.00
Retail Trade  355 6,744 $731.00
Transportation and Warehousing  65 869 $972.00
Information  200 1,364 $3,158.00
Finance and Insurance  275 1,330 $3,140.00
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing  235 791 $1,100.00
Professional and Technical Services  1,119 4,646 $2,219.00
Management of Companies and Enterprises  16 338 $1,527.00
Administrative and Waste Services  292 1,798 $1,220.00
Educational Services  193 21,558 $1,612.00
Health Care and Social Assistance  527 19,515 $1,310.00
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation  112 1,064 $502.00
Accommodation and Food Services  354 5,754 $483.00
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin  623 2,144 $981.00
Public Administration  26 2,539 $1,133.00

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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.