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General Community Data

Community Name: Cordova County: Walker MSA: Birmingham-Hoover, AL
Latitude: 33.760106 Longitude: -87.187083
Area of State: Northwest Other cities in county:

Population and Income Estimates

City County City County
(2013) Population estimate: 2110 66194 (2013) Median Age: 41 41
(2010) Population: 2095 67023 (2013) No. of households: 840 26170
(2000) Population: 2423 70713
(2013) Income
(2013) Age breakdown Avg. household: 39241 46525
0 - 20: 540 17098 Median household: 32619 34657
21 - 64: 1138 37458 Per capita:
65 - over: 432 11638 (2013) Population within 30 miles: 437693 208617
(2013) Daytime Population: 705 22166

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:   None,
  Federal highways in county:   78,
  Distance from city to nearest interstate:   30 miles
Atlanta   181 miles Mobile   295 miles
Birmingham   38 miles Montgomery   128 miles
Huntsville   98 miles Nashville   192 miles
Jacksonville   528 miles New Orleans   361 miles
Memphis   205 miles Savannah   430 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: Walker County Airport- Bevill Field
Location: Birmingham, AL Location: Jasper
Distance from city to: 85 miles Distance from city to: 20 miles
Runway length: 12002 feet Runway length: 5004 feet
Number of daily flights: 50 Lighted: Yes
Carriers: Southwest Airlines, American Airlines
United Airlines, Delta Airlines
US Airways
Tiedowns: Yes
  Hangers: No
  ILS: Yes
  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:   BNSF,  Norfolk Southern,
 
Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division, www.dot.state.al.us

County Labor Analysis

   (2012) Labor Force
Civilian labor force number: 27395 Annual employment number: 25346
Annual unemployment number: 2049 Annual unemployment rate: 7.5 %

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

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Wholesale & Retail: *
Transportation & Warehousing: *
Utilities & Information: *
Finance & Insurance: *
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing: *
Health Care & Social Assistance: *
Accomodation & Food Services: *
Prof, Tech & Business Services: *
State & Local Government: *
Other: *
Total: *
Mining: *
Construction: *
Manufacturing: *
Wholesale & Retail: *
Transportation & Warehousing: *
Utilities & Information: *
Finance & Insurance: *
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing: *
Health Care & Social Assistance: *
Accomodation & Food Services: *
Prof, Tech & Business Services: *
State & Local Government: *
Other: *

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: 9493
County Residents Working outside the County: 15108
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1: Jefferson
2: Shelby
3: Tuscaloosa
4: Madison
5: Cullman
Mean Travel Time to Work: 28.8 mins.
Outside Residents Working in County: 6983
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1: Jefferson
2: Winston
3: Cullman
4: Marion
5: Fayette

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: 3.3 %
Bachelor degree: 5.7 %
Associate degree: 7.5 %
Some college, no degree: 22.8 %
High school graduate/GED: 34.4 %
9-12th grade (no diploma): 18 %
Less than 9th grade: 8.2 %

Source: Nielsen

 
  Major Employers in Walker County (download this information in excel)
 
Name Product # Employees
Walker Baptist Medical Center Healthcare 630
Bevill State College Education 600
Marshall Durbin Chicken Processing 500
Walmart (Jasper) Retail 475
Walmart (Sumiton) Retail 340
Alabama Power Utility 285
Drummond Company Coal Mining 250
No. American Coal, Reed Energy Energy 178
Fontaine Trailer Trailer Manufacturer 130
Marigold Works Industrial Parts and Service for Mining 100
 
Source: Local economic development contacts

 
  Major Manufacturing Employers in Walker County (download this information in excel)
 
Name Product # Employees
Marshall Durbin Chicken Processing 500
Alabama Power Utility 285
Drummond Company Coal Mining 200
No. American Coal, Reed Energy Energy 178
Marigold Works Industrial Parts and Service for Mining 100
Walter Energy Mining 89
Alabama Moulding and Cabinet Cabinets 75
Wilson Machine and Welding Welding 65
MasterCraft/Symbol Mattress Manufacturer 55
Black Warrior Mineral Mining 55
 
Source: Local economic development contacts

Education

   (2010-2011) K-12 Information
School System Serving City: Walker County Schools
# of elementary: 13
# of middle: 11
# of junior high: 2
# of high: 8
System enrollment: 8015
Spending per pupil: $8445.78

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:
Bevill State Community College
Bevill State Community College @ Fayette
Bevill State Community College @ Hamilton
Bevill State Community College @ Jasper
Jefferson State Community College
Jefferson State Community College Scrushy Campus
Shelton State Community College
Shelton State Community College C.A Fredd Campus
T.A. Lawson State Community College
T.A. Lawson State Community College @ Bessemer
Wallace State Community College
Four-year colleges serving area:
Birmingham-Southern College
Faulkner University Birmingham Campus
Miles College
Samford University
Southeastern Bible College
Stillman College
University of Ala @ Birmingham
University of Alabama

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 2 % 2 % 2 % 4 %
Use Tax General Rate 2 % 2 % 2 % 4 %
Sales Tax on Mfg. Machinery 2 % 0.75 % 0.75 % 1.5 %
Use Tax on Mfg. Machinery 2 % 0.75 % 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: Alabama Power Company Alabama Power Company
Natural Gas: Sonat City of Cordova
Provider(s) to city: Source Type:
Water: Cordova Water Works Purchased Surface Water
Sewer: Cordova Water Works
Telecommunications: AT&T

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: 60° F January Average: 40° F July Average: 79° F
Altitude above sea level: 311 feet Precipitation (Annual Average Rainfall): 56 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: 13
Number of beds: 267 Number of financial institutions: 63
Number of daily newspapers: 1 Number of retail establishments: 470
Number of non-daily newspapers: 1 Number of service establishments: 988
Number of libraries: 6

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