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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 36,764 337,780 708,211
2018 Estimate
25,678 36,393 339,072 713,929
2023 Projection
25,336 36,018 338,994 716,956
2018 Est. Median Household Income
$40,006 $39,553 $40,670 $42,113
2018 Est. Median Age
46 44 40 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
Cherokee 11,174 10,721 453 4.1%
2015 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 2,570 county residents working in the county and 5,607 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 2,300 residents living outside of Cherokee county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Floyd,GA   2. DeKalb    3. Etowah
4. Calhoun    5. Jefferson
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Etowah    2. DeKalb    3. Calhoun
4. Jefferson    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: 5,040
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 205
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: 70
Manufacturing: 999
Wholesale Trade: 156
Retail Trade: 156
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: 22
Finance and Insurance: 118
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 40
Professional and Technical Services: 81
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: 179
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 14
Accommodation and Food Services: 402
Other Services (except public administration): 61
Total Federal Government: 47
Total State Government: 91
Total Local Government: 1,139
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $171,463,314
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $6,137,246
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: $2,547,969
Manufacturing: $40,143,946
Wholesale Trade: $6,383,061
Retail Trade: $6,383,061
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: $977,462
Finance and Insurance: $4,380,461
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $2,327,538
Professional and Technical Services: $3,165,316
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: $4,041,356
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $218,863
Accommodation and Food Services: $4,694,242
Other Services (except public administration): $1,572,444
Total Federal Government: $2,266,550
Total State Government: $3,611,091
Total Local Government: $40,062,565
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 Cherokee County
Cherokee County Board of EducationEducation510
KTH Leesburg ProductsMetal Framing464
Cherokee County Health and RehabilitationNursing Home/Assisted Living354
American ApparelMilitary Outerwear228
ParkdaleCotton Yarn187
Floyd Cherokee Medical CenterHospital165
Cherokee County CommissionGovernment126
Prince MineralsPorcelain & Enamel Frits85
Dixie GreenWholesale Greenhouse47
VaDo Fabrics, Inc.Matress Binding30
Major Manufacturing Employers in Cherokee County
KTH Leesburg ProductsMetal Framing464
American ApparelMilitary Outerwear228
ParkdaleCotton yarn187
Prince MineralsPorcelain & Enamel Frits85
Dixie GreenWholesale Greenhouse47
VaDo Fabrics, Inc.Mattress Binding30
Model Tee'sEmbroidery30
Sawyer NurseryWholesale Greenhouse23
Weiss Lake EggEgg Processing17
Cherokee MillingGrain Processing15
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2018 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   6.7%
Bachelors Degree: 8.1%
Associates Degree: 8.8%
Some College, No Degree: 22.7%
High School Graduate/GED: 35.5%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 12.6%
Less than 9th Grade: 5.6%

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

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
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
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: 3.50% 4.00%
Use Tax General Rate: 3.50% 4.00%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 1.25% 1.50%
Use Tax on Machinery: 1.25% 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: 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