Weld County offers a talented and diverse labor force in the right environment for business to thrive.
Weld County came in 2nd in the state and 8th in the nation for wage growth with a rate of 6.2% from December 2009 to December 2010. This translated to an average weekly wage of $820 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Weld County had a 2.9% change in the number of employed people in the same time period, which placed it at number 11 in the national ranking.
Weld County’s workforce is reported at 147,984, but this figure only tells part of the story. Due to good highway access, workers routinely commute throughout the area, suggesting that the actual labor shed available to employers is significantly larger than the reported figure. Covering almost 4,000 square miles, Weld County has 3 separate labor sheds to support your business.
Weld County offers a diverse population. Its workforce in the range of 25 to 64 years of age is 137,382 people, which is 48% of the total population. There is a large manual labor force, a large number of people in the trades, and a well-educated sector due to the number of higher education institutes in the area.
|Weld County Quick Facts|
|Number of households||103,362|
|Population growth rate from 2010 to 2016||12%|
|Percentage of people over 25 with a high school education||87.1%|
|Percentage of people over 25 with a college degree||25.9%|