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James City County

James City County, VA

James City County is the perfect blend of a friendly, small-town feel and big-city culture & resources. You’ll find a full range of housing options, award-winning local schools, outstanding higher and continuing education opportunities, a low crime rate, and access to exceptional health care—all the amenities and services of a major metropolitan area, with a warm southern charm.

Industry Highlights

James City County offers a significant advantage for commercial and industrial enterprises. The county’s land-rich locations and close proximity to the deep-water ports of the Port of Virginia make a perfect opportunity, especially for import/export-oriented business. Attracting Founders since 1607, James City County is home to a variety of major companies including Busch Gardens, Ball Manufacturing,  Anheuser-Busch Inbev, a Wal-Mart distribution center, Printpack, and O-I.

Quality of Life

Each year, millions of visitors come to enjoy the natural environment, world-class museums, American maritime history, championship golf, award-winning hotels and dining, incredible shopping, organized sports and tournaments, hiking, biking and water activities.

Industry Employment Breakdown

Industry

# of Employees

% of Workforce

Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance

# of Employees

3,863

% of Workforce

14.3%

Industry

Retail Trade

# of Employees

3,330

% of Workforce

12.3%

Industry

Accommodation and Food Services

# of Employees

2,736

% of Workforce

10.1%

Industry

Manufacturing

# of Employees

1,743

% of Workforce

6.4%

Industry

Construction

# of Employees

1,469

% of Workforce

5.4%

Source: EMSI

Demographics

Population

Population

77,600

Median Age

Median Age

46.5

Labor Force

Labor Force

36,557

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate

6.9%

Median Household Income

Median Household Income

$87,678

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2019; Esri Business Analyst Online, 2024 Forecast; Esri Business Analyst Online 2019 Detailed Age Profile; Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 2019 Forecast

Key Companies

Busch Entertainment Corp.

Anheuser-Busch Inc.

Williamsburg Landing

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Avid Medical

Mastercorp Inc.

James City County Economic Development

Mr. Chris Johnson, Director