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County Details
County #033: Colbert MSA: Florence-Muscle Shoals Area of State: Northwest
Communities: Cherokee, Leighton, Littleville, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
54,428 120,385 211,979 456,737
2016 Estimate
55,525 123,291 215,191 465,644
2021 Projection
56,148 124,815 216,893 472,049
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$39,322 $40,266 $39,896 $38,736
2016 Est. Median Age
43 42 42 42

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
Colbert 23,707 22,045 1,662 7.0%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 9,171 county residents working in the county and 10,887 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 12,069 residents living outside of Colbert county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Colbert   2. Lauderdale   3. Madison
4. Franklin   5. Morgan
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Colbert   2. Lauderdale   3. Franklin
4. Lawrence   5. Morgan

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: 23,679
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 55
Mining: 117
Utilities: **
Construction: 1,374
Manufacturing: 6,523
Wholesale Trade: 852
Retail Trade: 2,799
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: 91
Finance and Insurance: 770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 98
Professional and Technical Services: 294
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 37
Administrative and Waste Services: 1,198
Educational Services: 51
Health Care and Social Assistance: 1,901
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 183
Accommodation and Food Services: 1,706
Other Services (except public administration): 469
Total Federal Government: 683
Total State Government: 664
Total Local Government: 3,308
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $990,057,530
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $1,925,676
Mining: $6,799,862
Utilities: **
Construction: $69,606,538
Manufacturing: $324,093,444
Wholesale Trade: $51,834,210
Retail Trade: $80,268,408
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: $5,031,379
Finance and Insurance: $33,116,717
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $3,444,432
Professional and Technical Services: $10,943,302
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $3,752,537
Administrative and Waste Services: $33,075,487
Educational Services: $1,024,100
Health Care and Social Assistance: $85,331,152
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $2,890,127
Accommodation and Food Services: $21,212,974
Other Services (except public administration): $16,510,081
Total Federal Government: $67,573,743
Total State Government: $24,583,195
Total Local Government: $124,629,679
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 Colbert County
North American LightingAutomotive Lighting Fixtures1,437
ConstelliumAluminum Can Sheet, Other Common Alloy Products1,135
Helen Keller HospitalHealth Care980
Tennessee Valley AuthorityPower Company821
FreightCar America - BartonRail Cars810
Northwest Shoals Community CollegeEducation599
SCA TissueAway-From-Home Paper Products501
Colbert County School SystemEducation500
Walgreens Customer Care CenterCall Center369
Shoals HospitalHealth Care357
Major Manufacturing Employers in Colbert County
North American LightingAutomotive Lighting Fixtures1,437
ConstelliumAluminum Can Sheet and Other Common Alloy Products1,135
FreightCar AmericaRail Cars810
SCA Tissue-Barton OperationsAway-from-Home Paper Products501
NavistarRail Cars340
FlexcoVinyl Flooring196
E.S. RobbinsPlastics and Vinyl167
Firestone Building ProductsRoofing Membranes151
Mid-South/Central Extrusion DieExtrusion Dies and Tooling137
CBC INGS AmericaAutomotive Lighting Fixtures128
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2016 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   6.8%
Bachelors Degree: 11.4%
Associates Degree: 8.3%
Some College, No Degree: 24.0%
High School Graduate/GED: 34.6%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 10.3%
Less than 9th Grade: 4.7%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2016 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Colleges and Universities
Northwest-Shoals Comm College - Muscle Shoals, 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
Colbert County
Muscle Shoals City
Sheffield City
Tuscumbia 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
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: 1.5% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 1.5% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 0.6% 1.5%
Use Tax on Machinery: 0.6% 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-43       US-72      
Railroads Serving County: Norfolk Southern      

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

Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commerical air service: Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Northwest AL Regional Airport
Muscle Shoals, AL Muscle Shoals, AL

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