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Centrally Located along the East Coast

The Middlesex County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is working to foster economic diversity in our area and create opportunities for business.  As members of the EDA, we are all participants in various aspects of Middlesex County and seriously believe that our community can provide many, if not all, those important attributes you may be looking for to improve your bottom line:

  • Central to a variety of well-known markets.
  • Access to major highways, ports and airports.
  • One of the lowest tax rates in the State of Virginia.
  • An unbeatable quality of life.Start a Business in Middlesex

 

With 135 miles of shoreline, a current population of approximately 10,000 full time residents and a history that goes back to the 1600's, we extend an invitation to visit our community.  Please e-mail or call (804) 654-1363 Michelle Brown , the Middlesex County Economic Development Coordinator for any further assistance.

Demographics

 

Gender Distribution (2012)  Male  Female 
Middlesex County  49.50% 50.30%
Race/Ethnicity (2012)   
Profile  Extended 
Classification  Area  Labor Area 
White  8,589 331,252
Black  1,966 177,144
Two or More  172 17,367
American Indian or Alaska Native  45 2,887
Asian  45 14,514
Pacific Islander  30 8,644
Hispanic (may be of any race)  202 2,020
Median Age (2012)  51 years   
Civilian Labor Force (2013)
 
Middlesex County  4,989
Extended Labor Market Area  268,374
Total  273,363

 

Labor Force Participation (2008-2012)
 
Middlesex County  51.80%
Extended Labor Market Area  62.10%

Unemployment

 

Unemployment Rate (April 2014) 
Middlesex County  4.90%
Extended Labor Market Area  5.40%
Statewide  4.70%
Unemployed (2013) 
Middlesex County  289
Extended Labor Market Area  16,549
Total  16,838
Underemployed (1st Quarter 2014) 
Middlesex County  545
Extended Labor Market Area  37,143
Total  37,688
Unemployment
Commute Time (2008-2012)
Worked from home  371 8.10%
Under 15 minutes  1,568 37.00%
15-24 minutes  820 19.50%
25-34 minutes  803 19.10%
35-44 minutes  76 1.80%
45-59 minutes  189 4.50%
Over 60 minutes Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes)  748   17.80%
mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 27
Additional Labor Resources
High School Graduates Not Continuing (2012-2013)  13
Two-Year College Graduates (Spring 2013)  805
Two-Year College Enrollees (Fall 2013)  6,241
Other College and University Graduates (Spring 2013)  2,165
Total  9,224