Unemployment rates, the median income, population growth and commute times put Prince William County on NerdWallet’s list of “Best Counties to Work In.”
The personal finance website placed Prince William County at number 16 of 20 on the list. Standing at 4.9 percent, the County’s unemployment rate was the fourth lowest of the listed counties, representing 14 states.
Prince William Chairman Corey A. Stewart said the county’s presence on the list did not surprise him. “The fact that Prince William County continues to make these ‘best of’ lists only goes to show that the Board’s policy of keeping taxes low, while maintaining the highest standards in public safety and education, make the County an attractive place to live and work.”
Median income, population growth and the unemployment rate each counted for 30 percent of the scoring, while commute times weighed in at 10 percent of the overall scores.
According to the website, the mean travel time to work from Prince William County stands at 39.7 minutes, which was the longest time of all other counties on the list with the shortest being 15.4 minutes.