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Bledsoe County

Wage Information (2019) 
All Industries Average Wage$33,922
Manufacturing Average Wage$36,957

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
(August 2021)
Labor Force9,408
% Unemp3.6
% Participation Rate60.9

County Seat Pikeville
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 52 Miles
Population 2020 - 14,913
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 4,206 (August 2021)
Unemployment 216
Unemployment Rate 5.1%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $2.39 per $100
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 None
Highways: US Hwy 127 State Hwy 30,28,101,443
I-40 30 miles to access
I-24/75 50 miles to access
Common Carriers 1-Motor Freight Company, 10-Independents
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River, 52 miles Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Crossville/Memorial Field, 29 miles Runway Length, 5,400'Mark Anton Airport Runway Length, 5,000'
Number of High Schools 1-Bledsoe County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Bledsoe County (2 & 4 year) 1-Chattanooga State Technical Community College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Bledsoe County Hospital (32 beds)
Clinics 2-Bledsoe County Primary Care Center, Pikeville Clinic
Doctors 5
Dentist 3
Nursing Homes 3-Bledsoe County Nursing Home, Generations Center of Spencer, Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Major Employers Product Total Employees
TN Department of Corrections Government 570
Bledsoe County School District Schools 295
County of Bledsoe Government 100
Hubbard ISA, LLC Hatchery 72
Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative Corp. Telecommunications 52

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