Hamilton County, TN


County Seat - Chattanooga
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga

2015 Est. - 354,098

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 167,200
Unemployment 9,130
Unemployment Rate 5.5%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $2.77 per $100
Ratio of Assessment:  
Residential 25%
Industrial 40%
Personal (Equipment Inventory) Raw Materials Only 30%
Sales Tax (County) 2.50%
Sales Tax (State) 7.0%
Income Tax: None
Personal 6.0% on interest and dividends
Excise (Corporate) 6.5% of net earnings
Franchise Tax .25 per $100 of Capital Properties
Unemployment Tax  
(New Employers) 2.7% of first $9,000


Railroads Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation
Highways I-75, I-59, I-24 0 miles to access (Adjacent)
Motor Freight >100
Navigable Waterway Tennessee River
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 8.2 miles
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Chattanooga Metro Airport, 8.2 miles
Runway Length, 7,400'


Number of High Schools 14-Brainerd High School, Central High School, East Hamilton High, East Ridge High, Hamilton County High School, Hixon High School, Lookout Valley High School, Red Bank High School, Sale Creek High School, Seyquoah High School, Signal Mountain High School, Soddy Daisy High School
Number of Colleges Serving Hamilton County (2 & 4 year) 4-Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Southern Adventist University, Tennessee Temple University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)

Health Care

Hospitals 7-Erlanger, Kindred Hospital, Memorial, Memorial North Park, Parkridge, Parkridge East, Parkridge Valley, Childrens Hospital at Erlanger (2,217 beds)
Clinics Several Public and Private
Doctors 1,134
Dentist 209
Nursing Homes  5-Alexian Brothers Community Services, Hamilton County Nursing Home, LifeCare Center-Missionary Ridge-Collegedale, Soddy Daisy Healthcare Center, St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Senior Saints Home for Elderly, NHC Healthcare, Life Care Center - Redbank

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees
Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries, LLC  Food Industry 17,309
New Mountain Lake Holdings, LLC Trucking 10,885
UNUM Group Insurance 9,400
Memorial Health Care System Health Care 8,800
U.S. Express Inc. Trucking 8,600