Grundy County, TN


County Seat - Altamont
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga, 72 Miles

2015 Est.  - 13,441

Available Labor Force 

Labor Force 4,900
Unemployment 390
Unemployment Rate 7.9%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $2.54 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 None
Highways: US Highways 41,41-A, 64  State Hwy 56
I-24 22 miles to access (adjacent)
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River
Nearest Port Facility - Nickajack, 25 miles
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport,
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Sewanee, 5 miles
Runway Length, 3,700'


Number of High Schools 1-Grundy County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Grundy County (2 & 4 year) 2-Covenant College, Sewanee University

Health Care

Hospitals 2-Emeral-Hodgson Hospital, River Park Hospital
Clinics 5-Community Medical Center, Mountain Top Medical Center, Palmer Clinic, Tracy Clinic, Your Family Health Clinic
Doctors 10
Dentist 3
Nursing Homes 2-Bridge at Monteagle, Haven of Rest Retirement Homes

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees
Grundy County School District Schools 144
Toyo Seat US Manufacturing 100
Benchmark Industries Bulk Containers 100
Basham Industries Manufacturing 100
County of Grundy Government 85