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County Details
County #079: Lawrence MSA: Decatur Area of State: North Central
Communities: Courtland, Hillsboro, Moulton, North Courtland, Town Creek
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
34,339 41,698 299,222 814,853
2016 Estimate
34,327 41,866 305,664 847,965
2021 Projection
34,038 41,678 310,720 872,907
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$41,279 $44,338 $41,796 $45,432
2016 Est. Median Age
42 42 41 40

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County Labor Analysis
2016 Labor Force
County Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Lawrence 13,729 12,763 966 7.0%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 2,006 county residents working in the county and 10,393 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 2,398 residents living outside of Lawrence county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Morgan   2. Lawrence   3. Madison
4. Colbert   5. Jefferson
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Lawrence   2. Morgan   3. Lauderdale
4. Colbert   5. Madison

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: 4,640
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 122
Construction: 193
Manufacturing: 152
Wholesale Trade: 133
Retail Trade: 789
Transportation and Warehousing: 62
Information: **
Finance and Insurance: 154
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 11
Professional and Technical Services: 64
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 0
Administrative and Waste Services: 115
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: **
Accommodation and Food Services: **
Other Services (except public administration): **
Total Federal Government: 80
Total State Government: 159
Total Local Government: 1,105
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $153,111,083
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $9,258,511
Construction: $7,731,347
Manufacturing: $8,343,954
Wholesale Trade: $4,657,118
Retail Trade: $19,875,436
Transportation and Warehousing: $1,946,650
Information: **
Finance and Insurance: $8,528,495
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $259,464
Professional and Technical Services: $1,535,788
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $0
Administrative and Waste Services: $7,225,787
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: **
Accommodation and Food Services: **
Other Services (except public administration): **
Total Federal Government: $5,326,861
Total State Government: $6,114,046
Total Local Government: $36,507,479
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 Lawrence County
Lawrence County School SystemCounty School System630
Wal-MartRetail275
Lawrence County Medical CenterHospital225
Lawrence County CommissionCounty Government186
NHC HealthcareNursing Home135
Jack Daniel CooperageWooden Barrels115
Joe Wheeler EMCElectric Cooperative100
Lockheed Martin Space SystemsTargets Program60
City of MoultonLocal City Government55
Independence TubeSteel Tubing34
Major Manufacturing Employers in Lawrence County
Jack Daniel CooperageWooden Barrels115
Lockheed Martin Space SystemsTargets Program60
Independence TubeSteel Tubing34
Branshaw MechanicalIndustrial Maintenance30
Lawrence County ExchangeGrain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesaler30
Metal ExchangeMetal Recycling27
Wilson Machine & WeldingGeneral Machine and Large Capacity Fabrication18
Earth CreationsSewing Operation16
United RefractoriesBoiler Parts15
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2016 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   3.8%
Bachelors Degree: 7.9%
Associates Degree: 6.7%
Some College, No Degree: 20.8%
High School Graduate/GED: 40.6%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 12.2%
Less than 9th Grade: 8.0%

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Colleges and Universities

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
Lawrence 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: 3.0% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 3.0% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 1.5% 1.5%
Use Tax on Machinery: 0.0% 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: 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: Lawrence County Airport(Courtland)
Muscle Shoals, AL Courtland, AL

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