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
Employment9,258
Unemp1,140
% Unemp11.0

MCMINN COUNTY
County Seat Athens
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 50 Miles
Population 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
Transportation
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'
Education
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 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

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