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County Details
County #103: Morgan MSA: Decatur Area of State: North Central
Communities: Decatur, Eva, Falkville, Hartselle, Priceville, Somerville, Trinity
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
119,490 143,430 563,740 925,071
2016 Estimate
120,732 151,746 595,488 967,315
2021 Projection
121,436 156,614 620,224 999,257
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$44,902 $47,714 $50,844 $47,206
2016 Est. Median Age
40 40 39 40

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
Morgan 55,331 52,235 3,096 5.6%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 21,704 county residents working in the county and 23,634 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 24,473 residents living outside of Morgan county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Morgan   2. Madison   3. Jefferson
4. Cullman   5. Limestone
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Morgan   2. Lawrence   3. Madison
4. Limestone   5. Cullman

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: 46,564
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 75
Mining: 58
Utilities: 57
Construction: 2,822
Manufacturing: 11,827
Wholesale Trade: 1,591
Retail Trade: 5,526
Transportation and Warehousing: 1,170
Information: 258
Finance and Insurance: 1,361
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 371
Professional and Technical Services: 1,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 613
Administrative and Waste Services: 2,947
Educational Services: 90
Health Care and Social Assistance: 4,161
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 290
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,316
Other Services (except public administration): 887
Total Federal Government: 309
Total State Government: 709
Total Local Government: 5,779
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $1,967,658,312
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $2,238,717
Mining: $3,392,106
Utilities: $6,684,682
Construction: $135,170,642
Manufacturing: $735,623,648
Wholesale Trade: $75,965,734
Retail Trade: $143,928,829
Transportation and Warehousing: $56,674,621
Information: $13,161,799
Finance and Insurance: $67,868,628
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $13,263,050
Professional and Technical Services: $79,299,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $38,746,771
Administrative and Waste Services: $71,350,184
Educational Services: $2,638,735
Health Care and Social Assistance: $149,583,822
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $4,154,760
Accommodation and Food Services: $59,946,850
Other Services (except public administration): $28,422,157
Total Federal Government: $20,195,057
Total State Government: $28,824,209
Total Local Government: $230,523,721
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 Morgan County
Decatur-Morgan HospitalHealthcare facility1,365
GE Appliances, a Haier Co.Refrigerators1,295
Decatur City SchoolsEducation1,133
Morgan County SchoolsEducation969
Wayne Farms Prepared FoodsPoultry Processing942
Wayne Farms Fresh FacilityPoultry Processing871
3M Co.Plastic Sheets, Thermoplastic Resins850
United Launch AllianceRocket boosters820
WalMart (3 locations in Morgan Co.)Retail739
Nucor Steel Decatur, LLCSteel Minimill721
Major Manufacturing Employers in Morgan County
GE Appliances, a Haier Co.Refrigerators1,295
Wayne Farms Prepared FoodsPoultry Processing942
Wayne Farms Fresh FacilityPoultry Processing871
3M CompanyPlastic Sheets, Thermoplastic Resins850
United Launch AllianceRocket Boosters820
Nucor Steel Decatur, LLCSteel Mini Mill721
Gemstone Foods, LLCPoultry processing711
Indorama Ventures Xylenes & PTA LLC (IVXP)Terephthalic Acid (PTA)444
Daikin AmericaFluoropolymers375
Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.Polyacrylonitrile320
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2016 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   6.8%
Bachelors Degree: 13.6%
Associates Degree: 7.6%
Some College, No Degree: 22.5%
High School Graduate/GED: 32.8%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 10.4%
Less than 9th Grade: 6.3%

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
John C Calhoun Community College - Decatur, 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
Decatur City
Hartselle City
Morgan 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: 1.0% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 0.9% 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: I-65      
Federal Highways in County: US-231       US-31      
Railroads Serving County: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division, www.dot.state.al.us

Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commerical air service: Huntsville Int'l Airport-Carl T Jones Field Nearest general aviation facility: Hartselle-Morgan County Regional Airport
Huntsville, AL Hartselle, AL

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