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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
2017 Estimate
33,468 41,033 303,168 847,277
2022 Projection
32,388 40,013 305,090 867,709
2017 Est. Median Household Income
$44,015 $47,598 $43,767 $48,259
2017 Est. Median Age
42 42 41 40

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
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 2,023 county residents working in the county and 9,997 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 2,199 residents living outside of Lawrence county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Morgan    2. Madison    3. Colbert
4. Jefferson    5. Limestone
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Morgan    2. Madison    3. Lauderdale
4. Colbert    5. Limestone

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: 4,695
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 124
Construction: 237
Manufacturing: 141
Wholesale Trade: 119
Retail Trade: 786
Transportation and Warehousing: 65
Information: **
Finance and Insurance: 156
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 10
Professional and Technical Services: 67
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: 108
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: 153
Total Local Government: 1,100
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $154,626,658
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $9,730,141
Construction: $9,477,422
Manufacturing: $6,587,926
Wholesale Trade: $4,307,535
Retail Trade: $19,811,272
Transportation and Warehousing: $2,214,815
Information: **
Finance and Insurance: $8,892,826
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $264,095
Professional and Technical Services: $1,674,357
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: $6,917,355
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: **
Accommodation and Food Services: **
Other Services (except public administration): **
Total Federal Government: $4,970,729
Total State Government: $6,133,884
Total Local Government: $35,760,012
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 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
2017 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   3.4%
Bachelors Degree: 8.3%
Associates Degree: 7.5%
Some College, No Degree: 19.8%
High School Graduate/GED: 40.8%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 13.2%
Less than 9th Grade: 6.9%

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

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
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
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: 3.00% 4.00%
Use Tax General Rate: 3.00% 4.00%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 1.50% 1.50%
Use Tax on Machinery: 0.00% 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: 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