Whitfield County, GA


County Seat - Dalton
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga, 30 miles

2015 Est. - 104,216

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 44,769
Unemployment 2,329
Unemployment Rate 5.2%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $25.87 per $1000
Sales Tax (Local) 3.0%
Sales Tax (State) 4.0%
Income Tax:  
Personal 6.0%
Corporate 6.0%
Use Tax Rate 4.0%
Unemployment Tax  


Railroads 2 rail lines
 I-75  Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 17
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 30 miles
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 30 miles
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Dalton Municipal Airport, 8 miles
Runway Length, 5,500'


Number of High Schools 5- Dalton,Northwest Whitfield, Southeast Whitfield, Phoenix, Coahulla Creek 
Number of Colleges Serving Whitfield County (2 & 4 year) 1-Dalton State College

Health Care

Hospitals 1-Hamilton Medical Center (267 beds)
Clinics 3-Whitfield County Health Department, North GA Health District, Hamilton County Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center
Doctors 101
Dentists  9
Nursing Homes 5-Regency park Healthcare Center, Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Quinton Memorial Health & Rehab, Wood Dale, Chatsworth Healthcare Center

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees Union Affiliation
Shaw Industries Carpet 23,000 None
Beaulieu Group Carpet 6,000 None
The Dixie Group Inc. Carpet 1,822 None
Whitfield Education Foundation Education 1,700 None
Tandus Group Inc. Carpet 1,623 None