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

County Seat Trenton
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 20 miles
Population 2019 - 16,204
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 7,908 (September 2020)
Unemployment 254
Unemployment Rate 3.2%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $23.56 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
Railroads 2 rail lines-Norfolk South, CSX
Highways: US-11, TN-136, TN-189, TN-301
I-59 Direct access (Adjacent)
I-24 8 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 0
Navigable Waterway: Savannah Brunswick
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 20 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Barwick LaFayette Airport, 29 miles Runway Lenght 5,412'
Number of High Schools 1-Dade County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Dade County (2 & 4 year) 2-Covenant College, Dalton State College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Hutcheson Medical Center (237 beds)
Clinics 3-Primary Health Care, Trenont Family Practice, Wildwood Lifestyle Center & Hospital
Doctors 8
Dentists 1
Nursing Homes 1-Dade Health & Rehabilitation
Major Employers Product Total Employees Union Affiliation
Dade County Schools Schools 272 None
Gill Manufacturing Manufacturing 185 None
Stone Forestry Service Inc. Forest Service 160 None
County of Dade Government 142 None
National Boiler Service Inc. Manufacturing 112 None
IWG High Performance Conductors Manufacturing 100 None
Koch Foods, Inc. Poultry Processing 100 None
Covenant College Education 70 None
National Boiler Service, Inc. Boiler Service 50 None
Bull Moose Tube Company Steel Pipe & Tube 50 None
JMS Metals Metals 50 None
Roof Curb Systems, Inc. Manufacturing 20 None

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