Union County, GA


County Seat - Blairsville
Nearest MSA - Atlanta, 90 Miles

2015 Est. - 22,267

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 10,014
Unemployment 437
Unemployment Rate 4.4%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $17.73 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 NA


Railroads  None
Highways:  US-129
US-76 Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 0
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 100 miles
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, 90 miles
Runway Length, Multiple
General Aviation Blairsville Regional Airport, 3 miles
Runway Length, 5,006'


Number of High Schools 1-Union County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Union County (2 & 4 year) 2-North Georgia Technical College, GA Mountain Research & Education Center

Health Care

Hospitals 1-Union General Hospital (145 beds)
Clinics 3-Hillcrest Family Care, North Georgia Family Medicine, Union County Health Department
Doctors 13
Dentists 9
Nursing Homes 5-Casual Lodging Personal Care Home, Misty Meadows Personal Care Home, Union County Nursing Home, Stoneberge Assisted Living, Lazy-R Personal Care Center

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees Union Affiliation
Union Community Bank Bank 2,000 None
Union County Hospital Authority Hospital 800 None
County of Union Government 240 None
Union County School District Schools 130 None
Davenport Transportation Co. Trucking 110 None