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Bradley 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 Cleveland
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 30 Miles
Population 2020 - 108,620
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 52,560 (August 2021)
Unemployment 2,149
Unemployment Rate 4.1%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $1.78 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
Railroads Norfolk Southern
Highways: US Hwy 11, 64; State Hwy 60, 74, 40, 2, 249, 306, 308
I-75 0 miles to access (adjacent)
Air Freight 1
Motor Freight 19
Navigable Waterway: Hiwassee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 24 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
Number of High Schools 3-Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School, Walker Valley High School
Number of Colleges Serving Bradley County (2 & 4 year) 2-Cleveland State Community College, Lee University
Health Care
Hospitals 3-Sky Ridge Medical Center, Tennova Healthcare, Memorial Hospital
Clinics 4-Bradley County Health Department, Cleveland Care First, Southern Medical Clinics, Skyridge Readycare
Doctors 244
Dentist 10
Nursing Homes 4-Bradley Healthcare & Rehab, Life Care Center of Cleveland, Trinity Healthcare, Wellington Gardens-Cleveland, Signature Healthcare of Cleveland
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing 1503
Bradley County School District Schools 1200
Tennova Healthcare Healthcare 1157
Peyton's Southeastern Grocery 1100
Jackson Furniture, Inc. Manufacturing 1090

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