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County Details
County #017: Chambers MSA: Area of State: East Central
Communities: Cusseta , Five Points, LaFayette, Lanett, Valley, Waverly
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
34,215 38,173 253,481 679,161
2017 Estimate
34,225 38,444 273,449 718,594
2022 Projection
34,582 39,009 287,385 744,655
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$33,944 $35,141 $39,110 $41,780
2016 Est. Median Age
43 42 35 36

Source: ESRI. Note: Radius data is from county seat. Portions of the Data or Maps 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
2016 Labor Force
County Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Chambers 15,134 14,295 839 5.5%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 3,598 county residents working in the county and 9,941 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 4,252 residents living outside of Chambers county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Chambers   2. Troup, GA   3. Lee
4. Jefferson   5. Montgomery
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Chambers   2. Lee   3. Troup, GA
4. Randolph   5. Tallapoosa

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: 8,055
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 80
Construction: 205
Manufacturing: 1,981
Wholesale Trade: 40
Retail Trade: 1,025
Transportation and Warehousing: 163
Information: 67
Finance and Insurance: 138
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 33
Professional and Technical Services: 188
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 8
Administrative and Waste Services: 399
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: **
Accommodation and Food Services: **
Other Services (except public administration): 153
Total Federal Government: 51
Total State Government: 146
Total Local Government: 1,624
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $288,027,325
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $4,913,942
Construction: $7,502,654
Manufacturing: $94,772,257
Wholesale Trade: $2,392,416
Retail Trade: $25,125,575
Transportation and Warehousing: $7,357,121
Information: $2,442,839
Finance and Insurance: $5,437,844
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $1,046,128
Professional and Technical Services: $6,742,047
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $1,050,907
Administrative and Waste Services: $15,176,675
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: **
Accommodation and Food Services: **
Other Services (except public administration): $4,323,186
Total Federal Government: $2,510,477
Total State Government: $5,053,777
Total Local Government: $58,219,086
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016 annual averages.. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards
Major Employers in Chambers County
Chambers County SchoolsEducation 490
AJIN USAMetal Stamping460
EAMC-LanierHealthcare Provider445
Westrock (formerly MeadWestvaco)Off-set Printing Packages266
Knauf InsulationInsulation250
Wooshin USAPlastic Injection Molding228
WalmartRetail225
Daedong Hi-lex of AmericaPlastic Injection Molding213
West Unified Communications Services Inc.Call Center205
Saehaesung AlabamaMetal Stamping200
Major Manufacturing Employers in Chambers County
AJIN USAMetal Stamping460
Westrock (formerly MeadWestvaco)Off-set Printing Packages266
Knauf InsulationInsulation250
Wooshin USAPlastic Injection Molding228
Daedong Hi-lex of AmericaPlastic Injection Molding213
Saehaesung AlabamaMetal Stamping200
Leehan AmericaAir Filters116
KMIN USA Inc.Metal Stamping100
Kardoes RubberRubber Mixing99
Mando AmericaStruts and Automotive Parts90
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2017 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   4.1%
Bachelors Degree: 8.1%
Associates Degree: 8.3%
Some College, No Degree: 20.8%
High School Graduate/GED: 38.6%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 14.4%
Less than 9th Grade: 5.7%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps 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
Southern Union State Comm College Valley Campus - Valley, 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://www.ache.state.al.us/Colleges&Universities/InstitutionalMap.htm


School Systems
Chambers County
Lanett 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: 5.0% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 5.0% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 2.5% 1.5%
Use Tax on Machinery: 2.0% 1.5%
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-85      
Federal Highways in County: US-29       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: Columbus Metropolitan Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Lanett Municipal Airport
Columbus, GA Lanett, AL

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