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Catoosa County

CATOOSA COUNTY
County Seat Ringgold
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 18 miles
Population 2019 - 67,580
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 33,381 (March 2021)
Unemployment 809
Unemployment Rate 2.4%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $23.14 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
Transportation
Railroads 2 rail lines- Norfolk Southern, CSX
Highways:
I-75 Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 1
Navigable Waterway: Savannah Brunswick
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 18 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Dalton Municipal Airport, 24 miles Runway Length, 5,000'
Education
Number of High Schools 3-Lakeview High School, Ringgold High School, Heritage High School
Number of Colleges Serving Catoosa County (2 & 4 year) 3-Covenant College, Dalton State College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Health Care
Hospitals
Clinics 2-Catoosa County Health Department, American Family Care
Doctors 29
Dentists 7
Nursing Homes 3-Heritage Healthcare, Maplewood Home for the Elderly, Parkside Nursing Home
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Floor Coverings 550
Walmart Retail 450
Food City Grocery 220
Costco Wholesale Retailer 200
Propex Maufacturing 180

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
(September 2020)
 
Labor Force9,568
Unemp618
% Unemp6.5
% Participation Rate60.9

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