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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
2017 Estimate
120,136 151,402 597,566 968,720
2022 Projection
119,985 154,669 620,199 997,123
2017 Est. Median Household Income
$48,031 $50,552 $53,162 $50,228
2017 Est. Median Age
40 39 39 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
Morgan 55,331 52,235 3,096 5.6%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 21,812 county residents working in the county and 23,375 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 23,881 residents living outside of Morgan county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Madison    2. Jefferson    3. Cullman
4. Limestone    5. Marshall
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Lawrence    2. Madison    3. Limestone
4. Cullman    5. Lauderdale

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: 46,693
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 72
Mining: 54
Utilities: 61
Construction: 2,892
Manufacturing: 11,765
Wholesale Trade: 1,633
Retail Trade: 5,523
Transportation and Warehousing: 1,340
Information: 250
Finance and Insurance: 1,308
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 381
Professional and Technical Services: 1,331
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 622
Administrative and Waste Services: 2,852
Educational Services: 118
Health Care and Social Assistance: 4,205
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 298
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,400
Other Services (except public administration): 904
Total Federal Government: 307
Total State Government: 629
Total Local Government: 5,749
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $2,018,073,605
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $2,304,027
Mining: $3,178,548
Utilities: $6,822,890
Construction: $140,892,481
Manufacturing: $755,309,479
Wholesale Trade: $80,057,904
Retail Trade: $149,509,569
Transportation and Warehousing: $65,562,915
Information: $13,075,093
Finance and Insurance: $66,371,455
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $13,929,427
Professional and Technical Services: $79,120,509
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $41,617,625
Administrative and Waste Services: $70,789,541
Educational Services: $3,357,258
Health Care and Social Assistance: $151,960,726
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $4,117,230
Accommodation and Food Services: $62,731,824
Other Services (except public administration): $29,362,741
Total Federal Government: $19,439,362
Total State Government: $26,553,757
Total Local Government: $232,009,244
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 Morgan County
Decatur Morgan HospitalHealthcare facility1,365
GE Appliances, a Haier CompanyRefrigerators1,325
Decatur City SchoolsEducation1,133
Wayne Farms Prepared FoodsPoultry processing1,002
Morgan County SchoolsEducation969
Wayne Farms Fresh FacilityPoultry processing881
3M CompanyPlastic Sheets, Resins, Finishing Agents850
WalMart (3 locations in Morgan County)Retail Establishment739
Gemstone Foods, LLCPoultry Processing711
Nucor Steel Decatur, LLCSteel Mini Mill709
Major Manufacturing Employers in Morgan County
GE Appliances, a Haier CompanyRefrigerators1,325
Wayne Farms Prepared FoodsPoultry Processing1,002
Wayne Farms Fresh FacilityPoultry Processing881
3M CompanyPlastic Sheets, Resins, Finishing Agents850
Gemstone Foods, LLCPoultry Processing711
Nucor Steel Decatur, LLCSteel Mini Mill709
United Launch AllianceRocket Boosters607
Indorama Ventures Xylenes & PTA (IVXP)Terephthalic Acid (PTA)444
Daikin America, Inc.Fluoropolymers382
Ascend Performance MaterialsNylon Intermediate Chemicals380
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2017 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   7.0%
Bachelors Degree: 15.3%
Associates Degree: 8.0%
Some College, No Degree: 22.5%
High School Graduate/GED: 31.0%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 10.6%
Less than 9th Grade: 5.6%

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


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
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: 1.00% 4.00%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 0.88% 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: 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