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County Details
County #121: Talladega MSA: Area of State: Central
Communities: Bon Air, Childersburg, Lincoln, Munford, Oak Grove, Sylacauga, Talladega, Talladega Springs, Waldo
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
82,291 64,621 293,498 1,075,690
2018 Estimate
81,380 65,293 297,892 1,110,311
2023 Projection
79,857 65,132 299,432 1,129,816
2018 Est. Median Household Income
$37,769 $40,749 $45,261 $51,380
2018 Est. Median Age
41 42 41 39

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
Talladega 34,501 32,789 1,712 5.0%
2015 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 12,639 county residents working in the county and 19,320 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 16,207 residents living outside of Talladega county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Jefferson    2. Calhoun    3. Shelby
4. St. Clair    5. Etowah
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Calhoun    2. St. Clair    3. Jefferson
4. Shelby    5. Etowah

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: 29,119
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 115
Construction: 827
Manufacturing: 8,971
Wholesale Trade: 507
Retail Trade: 507
Transportation and Warehousing: 1,564
Information: 151
Finance and Insurance: 482
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 164
Professional and Technical Services: 370
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 64
Administrative and Waste Services: 2,251
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 318
Accommodation and Food Services: 1,873
Other Services (except public administration): 590
Total Federal Government: 464
Total State Government: 1,489
Total Local Government: 2,810
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $1,323,297,432
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $9,618,779
Construction: $35,444,036
Manufacturing: $613,454,890
Wholesale Trade: $24,077,755
Retail Trade: $24,077,755
Transportation and Warehousing: $66,403,551
Information: $7,594,413
Finance and Insurance: $21,161,489
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $4,654,827
Professional and Technical Services: $18,173,291
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $2,953,372
Administrative and Waste Services: $63,576,105
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $8,912,091
Accommodation and Food Services: $27,224,260
Other Services (except public administration): $22,620,261
Total Federal Government: $29,527,890
Total State Government: $54,005,661
Total Local Government: $101,767,295
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 Talladega County
Honda of AlabamaAutomobiles and v-6 engines5,000
New South ExpressHonda parts supplier1,500
Alabama Institute for Deaf & BlindEducation institution1,266
Talladega County Board of EducationCounty public schools952
Legacy CabinetsCabinets688
Coosa Valley Medical CenterHospital675
Kasai North AmericaPlastic extrusion552
Nemak Aluminum ComponentsMotor vehicle parts475
Citizens Baptist Medical CenterHospital346
Fleetwood Metal IndustriesMetal Stamping310
Major Manufacturing Employers in Talladega County
Honda of AlabamaAutomobiles and v-6 engines5,000
New South ExpressHonda parts supplier1,500
Legacy CabinetsCabinets688
Kasai North AmericaPlastic extrusion552
Nemak Aluminum ComponentsMotor vehicle parts475
Fleetwood Metal IndustriesMetal stamping310
MasterBrand CabinetsCabinets285
Imerys USA Inc.Marble quarry280
Blue Bell CreameriesIce cream, frozen desserts256
Resolute Forest ProductsPaper mill252
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2018 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   5.5%
Bachelors Degree: 8.4%
Associates Degree: 8.7%
Some College, No Degree: 22.6%
High School Graduate/GED: 35.2%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 13.0%
Less than 9th Grade: 6.6%

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
Talladega College - Talladega, AL
Central Alabama Comm College Childersburg Campus - Childersburg, 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
Sylacauga City
Talladega City
Talladega 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: 1.00% 1.50%
Use Tax on Machinery: 1.00% 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-20      
Federal Highways in County: US-78      
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: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Merkel Field- Sylacauga Municipal Airport
Birmingham, AL Sylacauga, AL

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