Bledsoe County, TN


County Seat - Pikeville
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga, 52 Miles

2015 Est - 14,502

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 4,240
Unemployment 370
Unemployment Rate 8.6%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $2.22 per $100
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  None
Highways: US Hwy 127  State Hwy 30,28,101,443
I-40 30 miles to access
I-24/75 50 miles to access
Common Carriers 1-Motor Freight Company, 10-Independents
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River, 52 miles
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport,
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation

Crossville/Memorial Field, 29 miles
Runway Length, 5,400'

Mark Anton Airport
Runway Length, 5,000'


Number of High Schools 1-Bledsoe County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Bledsoe County (2 & 4 year) 1-Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Health Care

Hospitals 1-Bledsoe County Hospital (32 beds)
Clinics 2-Bledsoe County Primary Care Center, Pikeville Clinic
Doctors 5
Dentist 3
Nursing Homes 3-Bledsoe County Nursing Home, Generations Center of Spencer, Laurelbrook Nursing Home

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees
Bledsoe County School District Schools 270
County of Bledsoe Government 235
Fall Creek Falls Inn Hotel 67
Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative Corp. Telecommunications 52
City of Pikeville Volunteer Fire Dept. Government 38