County Seat: Fort Payne
Population: 71,554
Civilian Labor Force: 31,256

DeKalb County is located in the northeastern portion of the State of Alabama. DeKalb County has a strong industrial base made up of more than 135 companies.

Dekalb County, Alabama

County Profile

Population within an approx. 45-mile radius of county seat: 618,863
Population: 71,554
Civilian Labor Force: 31,256
County Residents Working in the County: 13,287
County Residents Working Outside the County: 13,096
Outside Residents Working in the County: 9,504

*Source: Jobs EQ and U.S. Census 2/2024

DeKalb County Economic Development Authority

Available Sites & Buildings

Top Manufacturing Companies in Dekalb County

More than 135 manufacturing operations have found success in DeKalb County. These are the top ten:

The Children's Place Distribution CenterDistribution1,200
Heil EnvironmentalGarbage Truck Bodies853
Koch/JCG Foods of AlabamaPoultry Processing825
Renfro CorporationHosiery627
Rainsville Technology, Inc.Injected Plastic Automotive Parts527
GameTime/PlayCorePlayground & Park Equipment412
GH Metal SolutionsPlate / Sheet Metal Fabrication400
Plasman Corp LLCMolding/Assembly
Automotive Parts
Vulcraft-AlabamaSteel Joists344
Polymer Industries, LLCIndustrial Plastics200

Source: Local economic development contacts 8/2022