Bradley County, TN


County Seat - Cleveland
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga, 30 Miles

2015 Est. - 104,091

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 49,040
Unemployment 2,640
Unemployment Rate 5.4%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $1.87 per $100
Ratio of Assessment:  
Residential 25%
Industrial 40%
Personal (Equipment Inventory) Raw Materials Only 30%
Sales Tax (County) 2.25%
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
Highways: US Hwy 11, 64; State Hwy 60, 74, 40, 2, 249, 306, 308
I-75 0 miles to access (adjacent)
Air Freight 1
Motor Freight 19
Navigable Waterway: Hiwassee River
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 24 miles
Runway Length, 7,400'


Number of High Schools 3-Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School, Walker Valley High School
Number of Colleges Serving Bradley County (2 & 4 year) 2-Cleveland State Community College, Lee University

Health Care

Hospitals 3-Sky Ridge Medical Center, Tennova Healthcare, Memorial Hospital
Clinics 4-Bradley County Health Department, Cleveland Care First, Southern Medical Clinics, Skyridge Readycare
Doctors 244
Dentist 10
Nursing Homes 4-Bradley Healthcare & Rehab, Life Care Center of Cleveland, Trinity Healthcare, Wellington Gardens-Cleveland, Signature Healthcare of Cleveland

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees
Life Care Centers of America Inc. Healthcare 29,000
Volkswagen Automotive Automotive 3,200
Check Into Cash Inc. Finance 2,979
County of Bradley Government 1,800
Whirlpool Manufacturing 1,500