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County Details
County #039: Covington MSA: Area of State: South Central
Communities: Andalusia, Babbie, Carolina, Florala, Gantt, Heath, Horn Hill, Libertyville, Lockhart, Onycha, Opp, Red Level, River Falls, Sanford
Population and Income Estimates
  County 15-mile Radius 30-mile Radius 45-mile Radius
2010 Census
37,765 32,028 73,772 260,256
2017 Estimate
38,108 32,210 74,070 272,108
2022 Projection
38,074 32,133 74,120 280,979
2016 Est. Median Household Income
$36,175 $36,820 $34,399 $40,287
2016 Est. Median Age
44 43 44 40

Source: ESRI. Note: Radius data is from county seat. Portions of the Data or Maps 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
Covington 15,392 14,315 1,077 7.0%
2014 Workforce Commuting Patterns
There are 7,279 county residents working in the county and 5,260 working outside of the county. Additionally, there are a total of 4,730 residents living outside of Covington county that commute to jobs within the county.
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1. Covington   2. Coffee   3. Houston
4. Montgomery   5. Pike
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1. Covington   2. Coffee   3. Crenshaw
4. Conecuh   5. Butler

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: 12,149
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 559
Construction: 459
Manufacturing: 2,093
Wholesale Trade: 483
Retail Trade: 1,861
Transportation and Warehousing: 234
Information: 84
Finance and Insurance: 354
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 82
Professional and Technical Services: **
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: 710
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 49
Accommodation and Food Services: 836
Other Services (except public administration): 209
Total Federal Government: 118
Total State Government: 369
Total Local Government: 1,596
 
County Wage by Industry
Total: $417,552,302
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $45,773,570
Construction: $16,614,335
Manufacturing: $78,371,377
Wholesale Trade: $17,859,923
Retail Trade: $46,212,690
Transportation and Warehousing: $7,487,267
Information: $3,433,716
Finance and Insurance: $16,782,787
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $3,105,126
Professional and Technical Services: **
Management of Companies and Enterprises: **
Administrative and Waste Services: $15,561,271
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $934,285
Accommodation and Food Services: $10,791,958
Other Services (except public administration): $6,346,163
Total Federal Government: $6,240,794
Total State Government: $15,524,201
Total Local Government: $52,187,628
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 Covington County
Shaw IndustriesCarpet 1,082
PowerSouthElectric Utility 608
SitelCall Center500
Covington County School SystemEducation410
WalmartRetail330
Andalusia HospitalHospital311
Mizell HospitalHospital245
City of Andalusia Government 228
American ApparelSewing220
MFGMolded Fiber Glass207
Major Manufacturing Employers in Covington County
Shaw IndustriesCarpet1,082
American ApparelSewing220
MFGMolded Fiber Glass207
Saehasung Automotive 115
Vector AerospaceHelicopter MRO105
Huhtamaki Box Factory80
Sonoco Paper Packaging 48
ArclinChemicals40
Clark TrailerTrailers35
Henderson SewingSewing30
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2017 County Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   4.8%
Bachelors Degree: 10.3%
Associates Degree: 10.3%
Some College, No Degree: 21.9%
High School Graduate/GED: 33.7%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 12.3%
Less than 9th Grade: 6.8%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data or Maps 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
Lurleen B Wallace Comm College MacAuthur Campus - Opp, AL
Lurleen B Wallace Community College - Andalusia, 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://www.ache.state.al.us/Colleges&Universities/InstitutionalMap.htm


School Systems
Andalusia City
Covington County
Opp City

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: 2.0% 4.0%
Use Tax General Rate: 2.0% 4.0%
Sales Tax on Machinery: 1.0% 1.5%
Use Tax on Machinery: 1.5% 1.5%
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: None      
Federal Highways in County: US-29       US-331       US-84      
Railroads Serving County:

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

Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commerical air service: Dothan Regional Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Florala Municipal Airport
Dothan, AL Florala, AL

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