McMinn County, TN


County Seat - Athens
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga, 50 Miles

2015 Est. - 52,639

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 22,610
Unemployment 1,470
Unemployment Rate 6.5%

Tax Structure

Property Tax

$1.62 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, CSX Transportation
Highways: US Hwy 11     State Hwy 30,39,305,309
I-75 0 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 2
Motor Freight 14
Navigable Waterway Hiwassee River
Nearest Port Facility - Calhoun (private)
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation McMinn County Airport
Runway Length, 6,450'


Number of High Schools 2-McMinn Central High School, McMinn County High School
Number of Colleges Serving McMinn County (2 & 4 year) 2-Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Wesleyan College

Health Care

Hospitals 2-Athens Regional Medical Center, Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens
Clinics 2-Athens Walk-In Clinic, McMinn County Health Department, Fast Pace Urgent Care, Good Faith Clinic
Doctors 88
Dentist 10
Nursing Homes 7-Athens Morning Pointe, Etowah Healthcare Center, Life Care Center of Athens, McMinn Memorial Nursing Home, NHC Healthcare, Wellingotn Place of Athens, Willow Acres

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees
Mayfield Dair Farms, LLC Milk Processing 1,700
Hackney Home Furnishing Furniture 1,523
Desno Manufacturing Automotive 1,000
Calhoun Newprint Co.  Paper 900
County of McMinn Government 800