If you are planning to hire local freelancers in UpWork you have to make a filtered search. When you login to your UpWork client profile, I assume you do have one to hire freelancers, at the top of the dashboard you will notice 'Find Freelancer' option where you can search for freelancers.
Search for your desired job to be done for example, 'logo design'. Then you'll get a new page with some filtering options. Click on 'Advanced Filters' option that reveals other filtering options like location, hourly rate etc.
Customize the filtering options as you desire and click 'Update Filters'. If everything is okay, you will find your desired freelancers.