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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 54,470 212,963 730,800
2017 Estimate
72,113 54,738 213,576 739,889
2022 Projection
73,192 55,234 213,994 745,053
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$37,678 $37,557 $38,462 $40,219
2016 Est. Median Age
39 40 41 40

Source: ESRI. Note: Radius data is from county seat. Portions of the Data or Maps 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
2016 Labor Force
County Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
DeKalb 29,016 27,216 1,800 6.2%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 11,848 county residents working in the county and 11,812 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 7,547 residents living outside of DeKalb county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. DeKalb   2. Marshall   3. Jackson
4. Etowah   5. Hamilton, TN
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. DeKalb   2. Jackson   3. Marshall
4. Cherokee   5. Etowah

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: 20,744
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: 650
Manufacturing: 6,241
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: 2,332
Transportation and Warehousing: 898
Information: 169
Finance and Insurance: 426
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 139
Professional and Technical Services: 343
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 25
Administrative and Waste Services: 719
Educational Services: 115
Health Care and Social Assistance: 2,360
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 48
Accommodation and Food Services: 1,661
Other Services (except public administration): 211
Total Federal Government: 160
Total State Government: 513
Total Local Government: 2,616
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $720,419,224
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: $26,444,718
Manufacturing: $254,028,975
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: $61,701,030
Transportation and Warehousing: $34,963,152
Information: $8,658,629
Finance and Insurance: $16,269,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $4,679,279
Professional and Technical Services: $13,397,214
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $1,616,037
Administrative and Waste Services: $16,980,899
Educational Services: $1,189,301
Health Care and Social Assistance: $84,863,420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $651,002
Accommodation and Food Services: $25,709,942
Other Services (except public administration): $7,515,648
Total Federal Government: $7,947,442
Total State Government: $18,826,313
Total Local Government: $89,973,454
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016 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 Hanesses225
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2017 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   5.0%
Bachelors Degree: 6.8%
Associates Degree: 9.6%
Some College, No Degree: 16.9%
High School Graduate/GED: 35.5%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 15.1%
Less than 9th Grade: 11.2%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps 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://www.ache.state.al.us/Colleges&Universities/InstitutionalMap.htm


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: 1.0% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 1.0% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 0.5% 1.5%
Use Tax on Machinery: 0.5% 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: 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