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County Details
County #019: Cherokee MSA: Area of State: Northeast
Communities: Cedar Bluff, Centre, Gaylesville, Leesburg, Sand Rock
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
25,989 36,764 337,791 708,211
2016 Estimate
26,197 37,039 340,917 715,525
2021 Projection
26,275 37,198 342,410 719,465
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$38,148 $37,398 $37,775 $39,035
2016 Est. Median Age
46 44 39 40

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2016 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
County Labor Analysis
2016 Labor Force
County Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Cherokee 11,163 10,581 582 5.2%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 2,572 county residents working in the county and 5,710 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 2,293 residents living outside of Cherokee county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Cherokee   2. Floyd, GA   3. DeKalb
4. Etowah   5. Calhoun
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Cherokee   2. Etowah   3. DeKalb
4. Calhoun   5. Marshall

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: 5,057
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 201
Mining: 0
Utilities: **
Construction: 93
Manufacturing: 1,013
Wholesale Trade: 170
Retail Trade: 872
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: 25
Finance and Insurance: 126
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 46
Professional and Technical Services: **
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: 187
Educational Services: 0
Health Care and Social Assistance: 395
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 9
Accommodation and Food Services: 364
Other Services (except public administration): 60
Total Federal Government: 48
Total State Government: 95
Total Local Government: 1,125
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $167,103,170
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $5,766,856
Mining: $0
Utilities: **
Construction: $3,482,603
Manufacturing: $39,878,772
Wholesale Trade: $7,748,274
Retail Trade: $22,251,541
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: $1,009,446
Finance and Insurance: $4,595,452
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $2,402,005
Professional and Technical Services: **
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: $3,646,183
Educational Services: $0
Health Care and Social Assistance: $15,261,932
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $165,998
Accommodation and Food Services: $4,259,739
Other Services (except public administration): $1,351,689
Total Federal Government: $2,348,888
Total State Government: $3,628,450
Total Local Government: $37,159,052
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2015 annual averages.. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards
Major Employers in Cherokee County
KTH Leesburg Products LLCAutomotive Underbody Structural Parts508
Cherokee County Board of EducationK-12 Education504
Wal Mart Super CenterRetail291
Cherokee County Health and RehabilitationNursing Home289
American ApparelMilitary Outerwear235
ParkdaleYarn Spinning Mill-Cotton Processing220
Cherokee Medical CenterHospital160
Sawyer NurseryWholesale Nursery90
Prince MineralsPorcelain Enamel Frits, Electrostatic Powders, Glass84
Dixie Green Inc.Wholesale Nursery49
Major Manufacturing Employers in Cherokee County
KTH Leesburg Products LLCAutomotive Underbody Structural Parts508
American ApparelMilitary Outerwear235
ParkdaleYarn Spinning Mill-Cotton Processing220
Sawyer NurseryWholesale Nursery90
Prince MineralsPorcelain Enamel Frits, Electrostatic Powders, Glass84
Dixie Green Inc.Wholesale Nursery49
BechikMattress Binding40
Model Tee'sEmbroidery35
Cherokee Milling CompanyCotton Gin30
Weiss Lake Egg Company, Inc.Egg Processing25
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2016 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   5.9%
Bachelors Degree: 8.3%
Associates Degree: 7.0%
Some College, No Degree: 23.0%
High School Graduate/GED: 36.9%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 11.4%
Less than 9th Grade: 7.5%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2016 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Colleges and Universities

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
Cherokee County

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
2015 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: 3.5% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 3.5% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 1.2% 1.5%
Use Tax on Machinery: 1.2% 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: None      
Federal Highways in County: US-278       US-411      
Railroads Serving County:

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

Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commerical air service: Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport
Atlanta, GA Centre, AL

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