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County Details
County #049: DeKalb MSA: Area of State: Northeast
Communities: Collinsville, Crossville, Fort Payne, Fyffe, Geraldine, Hammondville, Henagar, Ider, Lakeview, Mentone, Pine Ridge, Powell, Rainsville, Shiloh, Sylvania, Valley Head
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
71,109 54,422 212,942 731,238
2018 Estimate
72,076 54,706 213,824 741,836
2023 Projection
72,887 55,061 214,455 748,747
2018 Est. Median Household Income
$38,258 $38,283 $39,667 $41,861
2018 Est. Median Age
39 41 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
DeKalb 29,038 27,734 1,304 4.5%
2015 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 12,100 county residents working in the county and 11,603 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 7,298 residents living outside of DeKalb county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Marshall    2. Jackson    3. Etowah
4. Hamilton, TN   5. Madison
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Jackson    2. Marshall    3. Cherokee
4. Etowah    5. Madison

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: 21,076
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: 611
Manufacturing: 6,257
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: **
Transportation and Warehousing: 962
Information: 171
Finance and Insurance: 414
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 133
Professional and Technical Services: 336
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 26
Administrative and Waste Services: 840
Educational Services: 91
Health Care and Social Assistance: 2,473
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 39
Accommodation and Food Services: 1,780
Other Services (except public administration): 215
Total Federal Government: 164
Total State Government: 526
Total Local Government: 2,636
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $760,485,589
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: $28,133,176
Manufacturing: $271,441,421
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: **
Transportation and Warehousing: $38,427,653
Information: $8,718,191
Finance and Insurance: $15,656,011
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $4,518,153
Professional and Technical Services: $13,964,406
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $1,814,207
Administrative and Waste Services: $19,407,318
Educational Services: $1,486,995
Health Care and Social Assistance: $88,828,744
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $624,023
Accommodation and Food Services: $28,126,547
Other Services (except public administration): $9,454,344
Total Federal Government: $8,271,503
Total State Government: $19,338,545
Total Local Government: $93,623,827
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 DeKalb County
The Children's PlaceDistribution; E-commerce Center1,140
DeKalb County School SystemEducation1,077
JCG Foods of Alabama/Koch FoodsPoultry Processing 950
Renfro CorportationHosiery605
Rainsville Technology, Inc.Injected Plastic Automotive Parts584
DeKalb Regional Medical Center Physician CenterHealthcare554
Heil CompanyRefuse Truck Bodies545
GH Metal SolutionsPlate/Sheet Metal Fabrication370
Play CorePlayground Equipment360
Wal-MartDiscount Department Store334
Major Manufacturing Employers in DeKalb County
The Children's PlaceDistribution/Ecommerce Center1,140
JCG Foods of Alabama/Koch FoodsPoultry Processing 950
Renfro CorportationHosiery650
Rainsville Technology, Inc.Injected Plastic Automotive Parts584
Heil CompanyRefuse Truck Bodies545
GH Metal SolutionsPlate/Sheet Metal Fabrication370
PlayCorePlayground Equipment360
Vulcraft, Inc. (NUCOR)Steel Joists307
PlasmanInjected Plastics Automotive Parts295
Heritage Wire HarnessWire Harnesses225
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2018 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   5.2%
Bachelors Degree: 6.9%
Associates Degree: 9.8%
Some College, No Degree: 17.7%
High School Graduate/GED: 34.0%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 14.8%
Less than 9th Grade: 11.7%

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
NE Alabama Community College - Rainsville, 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://http://www.ache.state.al.us/Content/CollegesUniversities/AlaInstitutionMap.aspx


School Systems
Dekalb County
Fort Payne 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: 1.00% 4.00%
Use Tax General Rate: 1.00% 4.00%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 0.50% 1.50%
Use Tax on Machinery: 0.50% 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: I-59      
Federal Highways in County:
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: Huntsville Int'l Airport-Carl T Jones Field Nearest general aviation facility: Isbell Field Airport(Fort Payne)
Huntsville, AL Fort Payne, AL

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