Facts & Demographics

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Nov 2021 County Profile

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Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)                                    Period: December 2021

Orange County Civilian Labor Force Unadjusted
Labor Force 81,586
Employed 79,797
Unemployed 1,789
Unemployment Rate(%) 2.2%

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Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW)               Period: 1 Quarter 2021

Industry Sector Establishments Employment Total Wages
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 68 394 3,858,504
Mining  6 26 265,560
Utilities  16 505 9,544,214
Construction  624 3,434 50,616,608
Manufacturing  174 174 48,165,426
Wholesale Trade  286 1,874 44,280,838
Retail Trade  676 12,994 114,750,048
Transportation and Warehousing  100 1,769 18,342,358
Information  336 2,434 102,357,972
Finance and Insurance  504 2,454 134,731,426
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing  402 1,402 18,105,874
Professional and Technical Services  1,866 7,984 200,827,234
Management of Companies and Enterprises  24 640 14,592,578
Administrative and Waste Services  528 2,856 33,854,654
Educational Services  340 40,942 795,210,138
Health Care and Social Assistance  890 37,758 599,163,916
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation  178 1,707 9,558,554
Accommodation and Food Services  698 8,822 47,688,580
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin  1,214 3,880 43,429,314
Public Administration  48 5,025 63,030,826

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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

Data USA puts public US Government data in your hands. Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA to answer your questions. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. It allows millions of people to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions. Ultimately, accelerating society’s ability to learn and better understand itself.


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.