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Clay County

County Seat Hayesville
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 110 Miles
Population 2020 - 11,089
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 4,078 (August 2021)
Unemployment 185
Unemployment Rate 4.5%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $0.43 per $100
Local Business Tax 2% Gross Sales
Sales Tax (Local) 2.0%
Sales Tax (State) 4.0%
Income Tax:
Personal 6.0%
Corporate 7.75%
Franchise Tax $1.50 per $100 of Certain Assets
Unemployment Tax (New Employers) .005% - 5.7%
Railroads None
Highways: US-64 Direct access (Adjacent)
Navigable Waterway: Nearest Port Facility - Wilmington, 341 miles
Air Service:
Commercial Service Asheville Regional Airport, 77 miles Runway Length, NA
GeneralAviation Andrews Airport Runway Length, NA
Number of High Schools 1-Hayesville High School
Number of Colleges Serving Clay County (2 & 4 year) 6-Southwestern Community College, Toccoa Falls College, Tri-County Community College, Western Carolina University, Young Harris College, Macon Early College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Murphy Medical Center (191 beds)
Clinics 3-Hayesville Family Practice, Chatooga Family Practice, Clay County Famil Planning
Doctors 8
Dentists 6
Nursing Homes 3-Bridging the Gap Care, Inc., Clay County Care Center, Hayesville House LLC
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Clay County School District Education 168
County of Clay Government 140
Ingles Markets Grocery 100
Shoreline Healthcare Management Information 75
Advanced Digital Cable Inc. Manufacturing 55

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

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