Motivated People Move Us Forward

Capable, creative people drive our regional economy. Fauquier County is home to one of the most educated, technologically progressive talent pools in the nation. In fact, about 37% of residents (ages 25 and above) hold bachelor’s degrees at a minimum, thanks to top-notch educational institutions and a culture of achievement.* Our workforce is over 31,000, and our regional commuter shed is 2 million skilled workers strong. As a whole, our talent is seasoned, engaged, and ready to accelerate your goals.

*Source: U.S. Census Data, 2020

Total Population


Age 25 to 55 Labor Force


Veterans in the Workforce


High School Diploma or Higher

Source: U.S. Census Data, 2020

Commuters To and From Fauquier County


Nearly 12,000 people commute into Fauquier County every day, enjoying the professional satisfaction and lifestyle advantages provided by our businesses. The work-life balance is even better for in-county residents, as Fauquier County’s direct access to Interstate 66 and Route 29 allows for reverse commutes. Residents working outside the county commute for 37 minutes on average.

Skills Development in Focus


Fauquier County prepares our workforce for success today–and for what’s up ahead. To keep skills sharp and pathways forward-focused, Fauquier County Economic Development and Laurel Ridge Community College offer workforce training programs customized to industry needs. From skilled and construction trades training to information technology education and healthcare, Laurel Ridge offers robust programming targeted to workforce needs. Contact our Workforce Coordinator to explore the scope of services available to local businesses.

Donna Comer

Donna Comer

Workforce Coordinator

Donna Comer is a front-line resource for skills development. Contact Donna at [email protected] or call 540-351-1044.


Our population is 72,972—a comfortable 11.9% increase from 2010 to 2020. Steady growth attests to our high value, low-cost lifestyle relative to neighboring counties in Northern Virginia. Excellent schools, easy commutes, and well-priced real estate attract people seeking quality and affordability.