Advantage Alabama


MSA Details
MSA: Decatur, AL     MSA Code: 2030
Counties within MSA: Lawrence   Morgan  
Population and Income Estimates
Census
2010 Census
153,829
2018 Estimate
153,604
2023 Projection


152,726
Median Household Income $47,058
Age Breakdown
0-20: 25.0%
21-64: 57.9%
65+:

17.1%
Median Age 40
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.
MSA Labor Analysis
2017 Labor Force
MSA Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Decatur, AL 69,060 64,998 4,062 5.9%
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Note: Number reflects 2017 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: 51,885
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 186
Construction: 3,148
Manufacturing: 11,925
Wholesale Trade: 1,829
Retail Trade: 6,263
Transportation and Warehousing: 1,436
Information: 259
Finance and Insurance: 1,495
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 396
Professional and Technical Services: 1,461
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 617
Administrative and Waste Services: 3,151
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 317
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,893
Other Services (except public administration): 1,015
Total Federal Government: 385
Total State Government: 806
Total Local Government: 6,881
 
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $2,227,938,247
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $17,312,909
Construction: $158,819,914
Manufacturing: $764,394,081
Wholesale Trade: $89,872,660
Retail Trade: $169,952,877
Transportation and Warehousing: $72,570,680
Information: $13,854,132
Finance and Insurance: $77,401,436
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $15,132,760
Professional and Technical Services: $84,493,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $42,594,531
Administrative and Waste Services: $85,088,741
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $4,730,532
Accommodation and Food Services: $71,377,717
Other Services (except public administration): $34,160,859
Total Federal Government: $24,292,702
Total State Government: $33,882,928
Total Local Government: $275,970,935
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 Decatur, AL MSA
Lawrence County
Lawrence County School SystemCounty School System620
Wal-MartRetail275
Lawrence County Medical CenterHospital220
Lawrence County CommissionCounty Government163
Jack Daniel CooperageBarrels150
Joe Wheeler EMCElectric Cooperative102
Lockheed Martin Space SystemsTargets Program95
City of MoultonLocal City Government66
Country Brook DesignPet Collars, harnesses, leashes50
Nucor Tubular Productssteel tubing42

Morgan County
Decatur Morgan HospitalHealthcare facility1,365
GE Appliances, a Haier CompanyRefrigerators1,325
Decatur City SchoolsEducation1,172
Wayne Farms Prepared FoodsPoultry further processing1,033
Morgan County SchoolsEducation1,006
3M CompanyPlastic sheets, resins, finishing agents961
Wayne Farms Fresh FacilityPoultry processing881
Nucor Steel Decatur, LLCSteel mini mill728
Walmart (3 locations combined)Retail establishment699
United Launch AllianceRocket boosters620
Major Manufacturing Employers in Decatur, AL MSA
Lawrence County
Janiel Daniel CooperageBarrels150
Lockheed Martin Space SystemsTargets Program95
Country Brook DesignPet Collars, harnesses, leashes50
Nucor Tubular Productssteel tubing42
Tennessee Valley Mechanicalfabrication, maintenance support42
Lawrence County Exchangegrain & field bean merchant wholesaler30
Metal ExchangeMetal recycling27
Calaway SystemsScreen printing22
Wilson Machine & WeldingGeneral Machine & Large capacity fabrication18
Southern SewnSewing Operation16

Morgan County
GE Appliances, a Haier CompanyRefrigerators1,325
Wayne Farms Prepared FoodsPoultry further processing1,033
3M CompanyPlastic sheets, resins, finishing agents961
Wayne Farms Fresh FacilityPoultry processing881
Nucor Steel Decatur, LLCSteel mini mill728
United Launch AllianceRocket boosters620
Gemstone Foods, LLCPoultry further processing530
Indorama Ventures Xylenes & PTA LLCTerephthalic Acid (PTA)444
Daikin America, Inc.Fluoropolymers386
Ascend Performance MaterialsNylon intermediate chemicals380
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2017 MSA Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   6.2%
Bachelors Degree: 13.7%
Associates Degree: 7.8%
Some College, No Degree: 21.9%
High School Graduate/GED: 33.1%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 11.2%
Less than 9th Grade: 5.9%

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.
Post Secondary Schools
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
Lawrence County
Lawrence County

Morgan County
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
Transportation
Interstates in Counties: None       I-65      
Federal Highways in Counties: US-72       US-231       US-31      
Railroads Serving Counties: Norfolk Southern       CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      
Nearest Commerical Air Service: Huntsville, AL

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