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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
2016 Estimate
72,558 55,461 215,443 741,903
2021 Projection
73,778 56,286 217,248 749,346
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$36,837 $36,828 $37,362 $38,633
2016 Est. Median Age
39 40 41 40

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
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: 20,843
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: 670
Manufacturing: 6,565
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: 2,255
Transportation and Warehousing: 962
Information: 174
Finance and Insurance: 434
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 124
Professional and Technical Services: 345
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 24
Administrative and Waste Services: 581
Educational Services: 134
Health Care and Social Assistance: 2,346
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 55
Accommodation and Food Services: 1,630
Other Services (except public administration): 235
Total Federal Government: 161
Total State Government: 515
Total Local Government: 2,573
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $709,938,471
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: $26,559,551
Manufacturing: $256,010,226
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: $58,758,959
Transportation and Warehousing: $36,395,768
Information: $8,682,400
Finance and Insurance: $16,395,062
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $3,827,759
Professional and Technical Services: $13,169,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $1,251,021
Administrative and Waste Services: $14,279,785
Educational Services: $2,272,482
Health Care and Social Assistance: $82,739,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $1,167,637
Accommodation and Food Services: $24,892,721
Other Services (except public administration): $7,350,769
Total Federal Government: $7,924,756
Total State Government: $18,257,082
Total Local Government: $88,127,016
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 DeKalb County
DeKalb County School SystemEducation1,009
Heil CompanyRefuse Truck Bodies740
JCG Foods of Alabama/Koch FoodsPoultry Processing 738
Renfro CorportationHosiery605
The Children's PlaceDistribution; E-commerce Center581
Rainsville Technology, Inc.Injected Plastic Automotive Parts541
DeKalb Regional Medical Center Physician CenterGovernment520
GameTimePlayground Equipment360
Fort Payne City Schools Board of EducationEducation344
Wal-MartDiscount Department Store326
Major Manufacturing Employers in DeKalb County
Heil CompanyRefuse Truck Bodies740
JCG Foods of Alabama/Koch FoodsPoultry Processing 738
Renfro CorportationHosiery605
The Children's PlaceDistribution/Ecommerce Center581
Rainsville Technology, Inc.Injected Plastic Automotive Parts541
GameTimePlayground Equipment360
Vulcraft, Inc. (NUCOR)Steel Joists320
GH Metal SolutionsPlate/Sheet Metal Fabrication305
Siemens EnergyElectric Generator Coils268
Polymer EngineeringIndustrial Plastics210
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2016 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   4.8%
Bachelors Degree: 6.9%
Associates Degree: 9.0%
Some College, No Degree: 18.3%
High School Graduate/GED: 36.0%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 14.1%
Less than 9th Grade: 10.8%

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
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
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: 1.0% 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