Catoosa County

CATOOSA COUNTY
County Seat Ringgold
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 18 miles
Population 2016 Est. - 65,645
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 33,469
Unemployment 1,306
Unemployment Rate 3.9%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $24.71 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 Union Affiliation
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Floor Coverings 250 None
Propex Geotextiles 150 None
Curbs Plus Roof Curbs Manufacturing 120 None
Container Service Corp Cardboard Boxes Manufacturing 110 None
Roller-Die Tool & Die 109 None
Five Star Vending Food & Beverage Services 100 None
Signal Machine Manufacturing 80 None
Ringgold Telephone Telecommunications 69 None
BJB Electric Assembly Operations 40 None
Teems Electric Manufacturing 39 None
Five Star Holding Co. Manufacturing 2,000 None
Catoosa County Schools Schools 1,900 None
County of Catoosa Government 260 None
Northwest Service Corp. Fed. Savings 175 None
Freightliner of Chattanooga Inc. Trucking 165 None

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

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