Grundy County

Wage Information 
All Industries Average Wage$29,780
Manufacturing Average Wage$33,896

Commuting Patterns 
Workers 16 and Over9,713
Percent Working Outside County of Residence40.4

Educational Attainment 
Population 25 & Over17,736
Percent High School Graduate or Higher68.4
Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher8.0

Employment Data 
Labor Force10,398
% Unemp11.0

County Seat Altamont
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 72 Miles
Population 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 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

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