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County Details
County #055: Etowah MSA: Gadsden Area of State: Northeast
Communities: Altoona, Attalla, Gadsden, Glencoe, Hokes Bluff, Rainbow City, Reece City, Ridgeville, Sardis City, Southside, Walnut Grove
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
104,430 113,999 371,376 732,396
2018 Estimate
102,971 112,780 372,100 741,628
2023 Projection
101,581 111,487 370,799 745,148
2018 Est. Median Household Income
$41,167 $42,276 $41,326 $44,355
2018 Est. Median Age
42 43 40 41

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
Etowah 42,894 40,932 1,962 4.6%
2015 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 19,338 county residents working in the county and 17,290 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 14,826 residents living outside of Etowah county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Jefferson    2. Marshall    3. Calhoun
4. Talladega    5. St. Clair
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Calhoun    2. Marshall    3. Jefferson
4. St. Clair    5. DeKalb

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: 36,221
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 21
Mining: 38
Utilities: 152
Construction: 1,059
Manufacturing: 5,575
Wholesale Trade: 907
Retail Trade: 4,675
Transportation and Warehousing: 903
Information: 317
Finance and Insurance: 1,008
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 277
Professional and Technical Services: 613
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 78
Administrative and Waste Services: 3,030
Educational Services: 154
Health Care and Social Assistance: 7,458
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 389
Accommodation and Food Services: 3,695
Other Services (except public administration): 667
Total Federal Government: 294
Total State Government: 797
Total Local Government: 4,117
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $1,279,880,744
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $772,312
Mining: $2,269,490
Utilities: $12,992,834
Construction: $45,367,494
Manufacturing: $248,639,593
Wholesale Trade: $41,384,688
Retail Trade: $116,460,076
Transportation and Warehousing: $38,956,119
Information: $13,268,385
Finance and Insurance: $49,554,737
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $9,657,985
Professional and Technical Services: $25,557,157
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $4,349,843
Administrative and Waste Services: $74,245,412
Educational Services: $2,716,850
Health Care and Social Assistance: $317,728,336
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $5,039,760
Accommodation and Food Services: $52,869,026
Other Services (except public administration): $21,634,085
Total Federal Government: $18,878,128
Total State Government: $32,240,782
Total Local Government: $145,297,652
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 Etowah County
GoodyearTires1,698
Etowah County Board of EducationEducation1,200
Gadsden Regional Medical CenterMedical Services1,142
Koch FoodsPoultry760
Gadsden State Community CollegeEducation742
Wal-MartRetail737
Gadsden City Board of EducationEducation635
Riverview Regional Medical CenterMedical Services600
Inteva ProductsAuto Supplier580
Keystone FoodsPoultry507
Major Manufacturing Employers in Etowah County
GoodyearTires1,698
Koch FoodsPoultry760
Inteva ProductsAuto Supplier580
Keystone FoodsPoultry507
Fehrer AutomotiveAuto Supplier332
Choice FabricatorsAppliance Supplier265
Prince Metal StampingAuto Supplier200
Koller-Craft SouthAssembly160
Max PackagingPlastic Injection Molding128
Dean SausagePork and Beef100
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2018 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   6.6%
Bachelors Degree: 10.8%
Associates Degree: 8.8%
Some College, No Degree: 24.7%
High School Graduate/GED: 32.1%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 11.3%
Less than 9th Grade: 5.7%

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
Gadsden State Comm College - Gadsden, AL
Gadsden State Comm College E. Broad Street Campus - Gadsden, AL
Gadsden State Comm College Valley Street Campus - Gadsden, 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
Attalla City
Etowah County
Gadsden 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: 0.25% 1.50%
Use Tax on Machinery: 0.25% 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       I-759      
Federal Highways in County: US-11       US-278       US-31       US-411       US-431      
Railroads Serving County: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      

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

Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commerical air service: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Northeast Alabama Regional Airport(Gadsden)
Birmingham, AL Gadsden, AL

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