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General Community Data

Community Name: Geraldine County: DeKalb
Latitude: 34.353654 Longitude: -86.004002 Micropolitan Area: Fort Payne
Area of State: Northeast Other cities in county:

Population and Income Estimates

City County City County
(2013) Population estimate: 924 71653 (2013) Median Age: 40 37
(2010) Population: 896 71109 (2013) No. of households: 377 26885
(2000) Population: 786 64452
(2013) Income
(2013) Age breakdown Avg. household: 34317 47704
0 - 20: 256 21189 Median household: 25929 35206
21 - 64: 506 39730 Per capita:
65 - over: 162 10734 (2013) Population within 30 miles: 320170 236274
(2013) Daytime Population: 862 24508

Source: Nielsen; U.S. Census Bureau
Note: 2000 and 2010 population number reflect U.S. Census totals. All other numbers are Nielsen estimates and projections. Per Capita Income estimate is not available for year 2013.

Transportation

  Highways Distance from city to
  Interstates in county:   I-59,
  Federal highways in county:
  Distance from city to nearest interstate:   11 miles
Atlanta   129 miles Mobile   345 miles
Birmingham   89 miles Montgomery   178 miles
Huntsville   63 miles Nashville   189 miles
Jacksonville   475 miles New Orleans   421 miles
Memphis   277 miles Savannah   377 miles
Source: MapQuest, Inc.
Note: Distances reflect standard driving routes.

  Aviation
Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commercial air service: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Albertville Regional Airport
Location: Birmingham, AL Location: Albertville
Distance from city to: 88 miles Distance from city to: 17 miles
Runway length: 12002 feet Runway length: 6114 feet
Number of daily flights: 50 Lighted: Yes
Carriers: Southwest Airlines, American Airlines
United Airlines, Delta Airlines
US Airways
Tiedowns: Yes
  Hangers: Yes
  ILS: No
  Repair service: Yes
 
Source: EDPA Survey of Commercial Airports; Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau; www.dot.state.al.us; Airnav.com

  Rail
  Railroads serving county:   Norfolk Southern,
 
Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division, www.dot.state.al.us

County Labor Analysis

   (2012) Labor Force
Civilian labor force number: 27998 Annual employment number: 25625
Annual unemployment number: 2373 Annual unemployment rate: 8.5 %

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Numbers reflect 2012 annual averages

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Health Care & Social Assistance: *
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Prof, Tech & Business Services: *
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Prof, Tech & Business Services: *
State & Local Government: *
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Source: Alabama Department of Labor; http://labor.alabama.gov
Note: *Due to changes in data provided by ADIR some fields are empty. We are working to make structual changes to accommodate these changes. Information can be obtained through http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/cew/2012/Annual/

   (2010) Workforce Commuting Patterns (2013) County Population 25+ by Educational Attainment
County Residents Working in the County: 12423
County Residents Working outside the County: 10839
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1: Marshall
2: Jackson
3: Hamilton
4: Madison
5: Etowah
Mean Travel Time to Work: 23.1 mins.
Outside Residents Working in County: 7210
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1: Jackson
2: Marshall
3: Cherokee
4: Etowah
5: Jefferson

Source: Source: U.S. Census Bureau, OnTheMap Application and LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics; Mean Travel Time - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Graduate/Professional degree: 4 %
Bachelor degree: 6.8 %
Associate degree: 6.8 %
Some college, no degree: 18.6 %
High school graduate/GED: 34.1 %
9-12th grade (no diploma): 16.6 %
Less than 9th grade: 13 %

Source: Nielsen

 
  Major Employers in DeKalb County (download this information in excel)
 
Name Product # Employees
DeKalb County School System Education 1008
Cagle, Inc. Poultry Processing 900
The Children's Place Distribution Center 675
Heil Company Garbage Truck Bodies 561
Renfro Corporation Hosiery 550
DeKalb Regional Medical Center Healthcare; Medical 484
GH Metal Solutions, Inc. Plate and Sheet Metal Fabrication 375
PlayCore/GameTime Playground and Park Equipment 350
Wal-Mart Discount Department Stores 340
Rainsville Technology, Inc. (RTI) Injected Plastic Automotive Parts 340
 
Source: Local economic development contacts

 
  Major Manufacturing Employers in DeKalb County (download this information in excel)
 
Name Product # Employees
Cagle, Inc. Poultry Processing 900
The Children's Place Distribution Center 675
Heil Company Garbage Truck Bodies 561
Renfro Corporation Hosiery 550
GH Metal Solutions, Inc. Plateand Sheet Metal Fabrication 375
PlayCore/GameTime Playground and Park Equipment 350
Rainsville Technology, Inc. (RTI) Injected Plastic Automotive Parts 340
Shaw Industries Carpet Yarn 340
Vulcraft, Inc. (NUCOR) Steel Joists 330
Siemens Energy, Inc. Electric Coils 270
 
Source: Local economic development contacts

Education

   (2010-2011) K-12 Information
School System Serving City: DeKalb County Schools
# of elementary: 14
# of middle: 12
# of junior high: 9
# of high: 11
System enrollment: 8688
Spending per pupil: $8383.68

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

A school with multiple grade levels may be represen
Post-Secondary Information
(Institutions located in county and contiguous Alabama counties)
Two-year colleges serving area:
Gadsden State Comm College
Gadsden State Comm College E. Broad Street Campus
Gadsden State Comm College Valley Street Campus
NE Alabama Community College
Snead State Community College
Four-year colleges serving area:

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

Tax Structure

   (2011) 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. Details.

 
  Other Business Related Taxes
City County
(Inside City Limits)
County
(Outside Incorporated Areas)
State
Sales Tax General Rate 3 % % 1 % 4 %
Use Tax General Rate 3 % % 1 % 4 %
Sales Tax on Mfg. Machinery 1 % % 0.5 % 1.5 %
Use Tax on Mfg. Machinery 3 % 0.5 % 1.5 %
Occupational Tax % %


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/bus.html. Construction materials are taxed at the general rate. Inventories and goods-in-proce

Utilities

Supplier(s) to city: Distributor(s) to city:
Electricity: Tennessee Valley Authority Marshall-DeKalb Electric
Natural Gas: DeKalb-Cherokee Natural Gas DeKalb-Cherokee Natural Gas
Provider(s) to city: Source Type:
Water: Section-Dutton Water Board Purchased Surface Water
Sewer:
Telecommunications: Farmers Telephone Co-op

Source: Alabama Department of Environmental Management http://www.adem.state.al.us; EDPA survey of utilities.
Note: Capacities vary from station to station.

Climate

Temperature
Annual average: 57° F January Average: 37° F July Average: 76° F
Altitude above sea level: 1148 feet Precipitation (Annual Average Rainfall): 58 inches

Source: National Climatic Data Center; US Geological Survey; US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Governance

Type Government
City: Mayor-Council County: County Commission

Source: Alabama League of Municipalities
Note: Additional information can be found on the Alabama League of Municipalities’ website at www.alalm.org/directory_by_municipality.htm

Community Amenities

Number of hospitals: 1 Number of hotels & other lodging: 37
Number of beds: 134 Number of financial institutions: 62
Number of daily newspapers: 1 Number of retail establishments: 452
Number of non-daily newspapers: 2 Number of service establishments: 914
Number of libraries: 8

Source: State Health Planning and Development Agency; Alabama Press Association; Nielsen