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County Details
County #059: Franklin MSA: Area of State: Northwest
Communities: Hodges, Phil Campbell, Red Bay, Russellville, Vina
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
31,704 42,698 211,160 425,819
2016 Estimate
31,772 42,986 214,739 432,448
2021 Projection
31,786 43,119 216,493 436,558
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$37,109 $37,887 $38,399 $39,170
2016 Est. Median Age
39 40 42 42

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
Franklin 13,723 12,886 837 6.1%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 4,551 county residents working in the county and 7,109 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 4,874 residents living outside of Franklin county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Franklin   2. Colbert   3. Lauderdale
4. Jefferson   5. Marion
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Franklin   2. Colbert   3. Marion
4. Tishomingo, MS   5. Lauderdale

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: 10,245
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 110
Mining: 92
Utilities: **
Construction: 215
Manufacturing: 4,157
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: 980
Transportation and Warehousing: 199
Information: 42
Finance and Insurance: 379
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 40
Professional and Technical Services: **
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: 239
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 20
Accommodation and Food Services: 636
Other Services (except public administration): 125
Total Federal Government: 89
Total State Government: 336
Total Local Government: 1,437
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $342,767,907
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $2,192,532
Mining: $3,716,716
Utilities: **
Construction: $6,258,047
Manufacturing: $155,641,458
Wholesale Trade: **
Retail Trade: $23,490,284
Transportation and Warehousing: $6,510,484
Information: $1,450,171
Finance and Insurance: $13,837,644
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $836,644
Professional and Technical Services: **
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: $5,434,700
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $449,126
Accommodation and Food Services: $7,741,641
Other Services (except public administration): $3,711,665
Total Federal Government: $4,681,467
Total State Government: $12,318,198
Total Local Government: $51,088,060
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 Franklin County
Major Manufacturing Employers in Franklin County
Pilgrim'sPoultry Processing1,140
Tiffin MotorHomes OEM RV Manufacturer1,108
Sunshine MillsPet Food and Pet Products471
Franklin Manufacturing & G&G SteelSteel Fabrication and Hydraulics310
IHP LLCFire Place Inserts270
Southern HomesMobile Homes Manufacturer253
Sunshine HomesMobile Homes Manufacturer130
Gates CorporationRubber Hoses109
Franklin StructuresModular Homes85
Leisure CreationsPool Furniture67
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2016 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   3.5%
Bachelors Degree: 7.8%
Associates Degree: 6.3%
Some College, No Degree: 21.0%
High School Graduate/GED: 37.6%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 11.9%
Less than 9th Grade: 11.8%

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
Northwest-Shoals Comm College @ Phil Campbell - Phil Campbell, 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
Franklin County
Russellville 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: 2.0% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 2.0% 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: None      
Federal Highways in County: US-43      
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: Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Russellville Municipal Airport
Muscle Shoals, AL Russellville, AL

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