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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
(August 2021)
Labor Force9,408
% Unemp3.6
% Participation Rate60.9

County Seat Trenton
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 20 miles
Population 2020 - 16,251
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 8,311 (August 2021)
Unemployment 176
Unemployment Rate 2.1%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $23.34 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
Integer Medical Equipment Manufacturing 361
Vanguard National Trailer Corp. Manufacturing 250
Trenton Pressing Manufacturing 225
Dade County Schools Schools 190
County of Dade Government 131

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