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County Details
County #015: Calhoun MSA: Anniston-Oxford Area of State: Central
Communities: Anniston, Hobson City, Jacksonville, Ohatchee, Oxford, Piedmont, Weaver
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
118,572 121,406 311,990 646,785
2018 Estimate
116,724 120,164 310,585 655,540
2023 Projection
114,690 118,262 307,890 659,401
2018 Est. Median Household Income
$43,018 $43,142 $41,752 $43,516
2018 Est. Median Age
40 40 41 40

Source: ESRI. Note: Radius data is from county seat. Portions of the Data include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
County Labor Analysis
2017 Labor Force
County Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Calhoun 45,582 43,333 2,249 4.9%
2015 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 21,133 county residents working in the county and 18,053 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 17,544 residents living outside of Calhoun county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Talladega    2. Jefferson    3. Etowah
4. St. Clair    5. Madison
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Talladega    2. Etowah    3. Jefferson
4. Cleburne    5. St. Clair

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) , OnTheMap application.
County Employment by Industry
Total: 44,240
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 243
Construction: 882
Manufacturing: 6,478
Wholesale Trade: 1,525
Retail Trade: 1,525
Transportation and Warehousing: 945
Information: 463
Finance and Insurance: 909
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 325
Professional and Technical Services: 1,184
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 97
Administrative and Waste Services: 2,956
Educational Services: 266
Health Care and Social Assistance: 4,312
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 209
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,862
Other Services (except public administration): 796
Total Federal Government: 3,574
Total State Government: 1,661
Total Local Government: 6,471
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $1,722,374,178
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $23,597,359
Construction: $38,848,353
Manufacturing: $329,501,352
Wholesale Trade: $78,340,738
Retail Trade: $78,340,738
Transportation and Warehousing: $37,496,151
Information: $23,483,301
Finance and Insurance: $47,424,956
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $11,098,208
Professional and Technical Services: $49,784,536
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $2,808,890
Administrative and Waste Services: $74,591,223
Educational Services: $7,289,416
Health Care and Social Assistance: $167,949,614
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $2,887,324
Accommodation and Food Services: $72,340,093
Other Services (except public administration): $23,953,550
Total Federal Government: $239,913,148
Total State Government: $75,482,707
Total Local Government: $255,193,779
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2017 annual averages. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
Major Employers in Calhoun County
Anniston Army Depot, defense related products.4,150
Honda Manaufacturing AlabamaHonda Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Accura MDX4,100
Regional Medical CenterHospital1,585
Calhoun County SchoolsEducation1,400
Jacksonville State UniversityEducation1,100
New Flyer BusExcelsior Transit Bus Line780
Homeland Security / Department of DefenseDefense743
Oxford City School SystemEducation542
Legacy CabinetsCabinets500
Alabama Power Co.Utility475
Major Manufacturing Employers in Calhoun County
Anniston Army Depot defense related products.4,150
Honda Manaufacturing AlabamaHonda Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Accura MDX4,100
New Flyer BusExcelsior Transit Bus Line780
Legacy CabinetsCabinets500
Bridgewater InteriorsAutomotive Interiors415
International Automotive ComponenetsAutomotive Componenets 360
General Dynamics Land SystemsDefense Products300
FabArc Steel Supply Inc.Structural Steel285
Honeywell AerospaceAerospace Componenets280
Federal MogulAutomotive Componenets250
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2018 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   7.8%
Bachelors Degree: 10.8%
Associates Degree: 7.7%
Some College, No Degree: 24.9%
High School Graduate/GED: 31.6%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 11.9%
Less than 9th Grade: 5.2%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Colleges and Universities
Jacksonville State University - Jacksonville, AL
Gadsden State Comm College Ayers Campus - Anniston, AL

Source: Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Note: Information on Alabama’s two and four year colleges can be found on the Commission’s website http://http://www.ache.state.al.us/Content/CollegesUniversities/AlaInstitutionMap.aspx


School Systems
Anniston City
Calhoun County
Jacksonville City
Oxford City
Piedmont City

Source: Alabama Department of Education; www.alsde.edu. Note: Detailed information on Alabama’s public school systems and individual schools can be accessed on the Alabama Department of Education website; http://www.alsde.edu/Home/Reports/ReportsBySite.aspx
Taxes
2017 County Profile General Tax Structure
Ad Valorem Tax     Alabama has a state property tax rate of 6.5 mills (3 mills for education). Both county and city can levy property tax. All real and personal business property is assessed at 20% of fair market value.

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Other Business Related Taxes County (Outside Incorporated Areas) State
State Tax General Rate: 3.00% 4.00%
Use Tax General Rate: 3.00% 4.00%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 2.25% 1.50%
Use Tax on Machinery: 2.25% 1.50%
Source: Alabama Department of Revenue; www.ador.state.al.us. Note: Information on business-related taxes is available on the Alabama Department of Revenue website at www.ador.state.al.us. Construction materials are taxed at the general rate. Inventories and goods-in-process are not taxed.
Transportation
Interstates in County: I-20      
Federal Highways in County: US-431      
Railroads Serving County: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division, www.dot.state.al.us

Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commerical air service: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Nearest general aviation facility: McMinn Airport(Weaver)
Birmingham, AL Weaver, AL

Source: EDPA Survey of Commercial Airports; Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau; www.dot.state.al.us; Airnav.com