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County Details
County #043: Cullman MSA: Area of State: North Central
Communities: Baileyton, Colony, Cullman, Dodge City, Fairview, Garden City, Good Hope, Hanceville, Holly Pond, So. Vinemont, West Point
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
80,406 81,010 307,865 1,103,534
2018 Estimate
84,293 84,619 314,736 1,148,489
2023 Projection
86,970 86,996 317,852 1,174,874
2018 Est. Median Household Income
$40,243 $40,156 $46,326 $50,293
2018 Est. Median Age
42 42 42 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
Cullman 37,637 36,239 1,398 3.7%
2015 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 15,993 county residents working in the county and 16,429 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 11,168 residents living outside of Cullman county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Jefferson    2. Madison    3. Morgan
4. Marshall    5. Shelby
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Morgan    2. Jefferson    3. Blount
4. Madison    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: 28,737
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 119
Construction: 1,226
Manufacturing: 5,613
Wholesale Trade: 838
Retail Trade: 838
Transportation and Warehousing: 1,938
Information: 191
Finance and Insurance: 689
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 200
Professional and Technical Services: 515
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 194
Administrative and Waste Services: 1,164
Educational Services: 56
Health Care and Social Assistance: 3,903
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 247
Accommodation and Food Services: 2,684
Other Services (except public administration): 569
Total Federal Government: 201
Total State Government: 744
Total Local Government: 3,346
County Wage by Industry
Total: $1,087,015,583
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $9,322,009
Construction: $50,441,543
Manufacturing: $268,413,793
Wholesale Trade: $40,682,519
Retail Trade: $40,682,519
Transportation and Warehousing: $91,621,349
Information: $8,559,044
Finance and Insurance: $38,607,982
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $7,294,504
Professional and Technical Services: $23,897,086
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $16,356,891
Administrative and Waste Services: $28,612,725
Educational Services: $809,350
Health Care and Social Assistance: $163,808,328
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $5,436,718
Accommodation and Food Services: $38,290,866
Other Services (except public administration): $18,108,087
Total Federal Government: $10,676,078
Total State Government: $28,636,165
Total Local Government: $116,440,310
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 Cullman County
Cullman County SchoolsEducation1,223
Cullman Regional Medical CenterHospital 1,210
REHAUAuto Exterior Moldings1,109
Walmart Distribution Distribution Center 1,025
State of Alabama Government 726
Wal-Mart Super Center North/SouthRetail Locations 700
Topre America Corporation Automotive Metal Stamping648
Wallace State Community CollegeEducation620
Cullman County Commision Government 488
Golden RodPoultry Processing 451
Major Manufacturing Employers in Cullman County
REHAUAuto Exterior Moldings1,109
Topre America CorporationAutomotive Metal Stamping648
Yutaka TechnologiesTorque Converters / Catalytic Converters 427
Rusken Packaging Corrugated Boxes400
Reliance WorldwidePressure Regulating Valves380
River Valley Ingredients Animal Meal and Pet Foods250
NAFCOMetal Fabrication206
General Dynamics High Tech Precision Machining200
Inland Buidlings/Schulte Building SystemsPre-Engineered Steel Buildings187
Mcgriff Industries Tire Manufacturing and Sales171
Source: Local economic development contacts
2018 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   5.8%
Bachelors Degree: 10.0%
Associates Degree: 11.4%
Some College, No Degree: 21.0%
High School Graduate/GED: 34.6%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 10.9%
Less than 9th Grade: 6.4%

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
Wallace State Community College - Hanceville, 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://

School Systems
Cullman City
Cullman County

Source: Alabama Department of Education; Note: Detailed information on Alabama’s public school systems and individual schools can be accessed on the Alabama Department of Education website;
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: 4.50% 4.00%
Use Tax General Rate: 4.50% 4.00%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 1.50% 1.50%
Use Tax on Machinery: 1.50% 1.50%
Source: Alabama Department of Revenue; Note: Information on business-related taxes is available on the Alabama Department of Revenue website at Construction materials are taxed at the general rate. Inventories and goods-in-process are not taxed.
Interstates in County: I-65      
Federal Highways in County: US-278       US-31      
Railroads Serving County: CSX Transportation      

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division,

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

Source: EDPA Survey of Commercial Airports; Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau;;