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County Details
County #077: Lauderdale MSA: Florence-Muscle Shoals Area of State: Northwest
Communities: Anderson, Florence, Killen, Lexington, Rogersville, St. Florian, Waterloo
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
92,709 125,320 207,756 472,267
2016 Estimate
94,479 128,182 211,380 482,178
2021 Projection
95,474 129,788 213,423 489,468
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$41,831 $40,550 $40,159 $38,872
2016 Est. Median Age
42 42 42 41

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
Lauderdale 43,009 40,246 2,763 6.4%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 15,391 county residents working in the county and 15,465 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 12,460 residents living outside of Lauderdale county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Lauderdale   2. Colbert   3. Madison
4. Morgan   5. Jefferson
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Lauderdale   2. Colbert   3. Madison
4. Morgan   5. Franklin

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: 28,996
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: 1,276
Manufacturing: 2,970
Wholesale Trade: 1,132
Retail Trade: 5,194
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: 313
Finance and Insurance: 1,006
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 401
Professional and Technical Services: 736
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 161
Administrative and Waste Services: 1,127
Educational Services: 295
Health Care and Social Assistance: 4,288
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 220
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,008
Other Services (except public administration): 693
Total Federal Government: 274
Total State Government: 1,166
Total Local Government: 3,287
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $968,294,508
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: $50,401,522
Manufacturing: $126,627,770
Wholesale Trade: $44,910,708
Retail Trade: $126,445,213
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: $10,957,317
Finance and Insurance: $54,261,106
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $12,007,121
Professional and Technical Services: $33,206,051
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $8,286,747
Administrative and Waste Services: $26,283,605
Educational Services: $5,948,284
Health Care and Social Assistance: $181,670,308
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $3,154,579
Accommodation and Food Services: $55,563,447
Other Services (except public administration): $16,892,060
Total Federal Government: $17,201,660
Total State Government: $55,781,019
Total Local Government: $123,304,148
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 Lauderdale County
ECM HospitalHealth Care1,222
Lauderdale County SchoolsEducation950
University of North AlabamaEducation900
City of FlorenceGovernment815
Florence City School SystemEducation530
Tarkett AlabamaFloor Tile422
WalMart Super CenterDepartment Store415
Southwire CompanyInsulated Copper Wiring412
American Wholesale Books Co.Book Distributor406
Lauderdale County Government277
Major Manufacturing Employers in Lauderdale County
Tarkett Alabama, Inc.Vinyl Flooring422
Southwire CompanyInsulated Copper Electrical Wire412
Monarch Ceramic Tile, Inc.Porcelain Wall Tile250
Thacker Casket Manufacturing, Inc.Burial Caskets180
TASUSAutomotive Parts142
Southeastern Extrusion & Tool, Inc.Precision Tool and Die135
CentivaFlooring130
Shoals Tubular, Inc.Air Conditioning Manifolds/Headers126
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2016 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   9.2%
Bachelors Degree: 13.5%
Associates Degree: 6.8%
Some College, No Degree: 21.6%
High School Graduate/GED: 34.3%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 10.0%
Less than 9th Grade: 4.6%

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
University of North Alabama - Florence, 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
Florence City
Lauderdale County

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: 1.5% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 1.5% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 0.2% 1.5%
Use Tax on Machinery: 0.2% 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-72      
Railroads Serving County: Tennessee 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: Northwest AL Regional Airport
Muscle Shoals, AL Muscle Shoals, AL

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