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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
92,709 125,320 207,727 472,255
2018 Estimate
93,259 127,246 209,934 477,328
2023 Projection
92,640 127,376 210,139 479,507
2018 Est. Median Household Income
$45,428 $44,226 $43,367 $41,821
2018 Est. Median Age
42 42 42 42

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
Lauderdale 41,868 39,937 1,931 4.6%
2015 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 15,110 county residents working in the county and 15,791 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 11,080 residents living outside of Lauderdale county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Colbert    2. Madison    3. Morgan
4. Jefferson    5. Limestone
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Colbert    2. Madison    3. Morgan
4. Jefferson    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: 29,655
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: 1,423
Manufacturing: 2,949
Wholesale Trade: 1,204
Retail Trade: 1,204
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: 353
Finance and Insurance: 921
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 399
Professional and Technical Services: 770
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 237
Administrative and Waste Services: 1,179
Educational Services: 270
Health Care and Social Assistance: 4,342
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 381
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,088
Other Services (except public administration): 606
Total Federal Government: 278
Total State Government: 1,222
Total Local Government: 3,254
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $1,021,459,717
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: **
Construction: $60,835,907
Manufacturing: $122,104,380
Wholesale Trade: $49,186,637
Retail Trade: $49,186,637
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: $12,249,574
Finance and Insurance: $53,008,910
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $13,070,287
Professional and Technical Services: $37,308,623
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $12,493,465
Administrative and Waste Services: $31,453,009
Educational Services: $5,814,525
Health Care and Social Assistance: $185,944,452
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $4,783,092
Accommodation and Food Services: $60,275,612
Other Services (except public administration): $17,568,111
Total Federal Government: $17,393,121
Total State Government: $58,852,863
Total Local Government: $127,764,485
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2017 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
2018 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   9.4%
Bachelors Degree: 13.4%
Associates Degree: 6.6%
Some College, No Degree: 21.9%
High School Graduate/GED: 34.0%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 10.0%
Less than 9th Grade: 4.6%

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
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://http://www.ache.state.al.us/Content/CollegesUniversities/AlaInstitutionMap.aspx


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
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: 1.50% 4.00%
Use Tax General Rate: 1.50% 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: 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