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Gordon County

GORDON COUNTY
County Seat Calhoun
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 47 Miles
Population 2019 - 57,963
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 29,341 (March 2021)
Unemployment 940
Unemployment Rate 3.2%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $28.65 per $1000
Sales Tax (Local) 3%
Sales Tax (State) 4.0%
Income Tax:
Personal 6.0%
Corporate 6.0%
Use Tax Rate 4.0%
Unemployment Tax NA
Transportation
Railroads 2 rail lines- Norfolk Southern, CSX
Highways: I-75
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 7
Navigable Waterway: Savannah Brunswick
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 47 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Tom B. David Airport, 11 miles Runway Length, 6,000
Education
Number of High Schools 3-Gordon Central, Sonoraville, College & Career Academy
Number of Colleges (2 & 4 year) 2-Dalton State College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Gordon Hospital (66 beds)
Clinics 2-Immediate Care Clinic, Gordon County Health Department
Doctors 63
Dentists 16
Nursing Homes 4-Calhoun Healthcare Center, Gordon Healthcare, Morning Pointe Assisted Living, Homenurse Inc.
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Mohawk Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 3,400
Gordon City School District Education 770
Gordon Hospital Healthcare 500
Engineered Floors, LLC Manufacturing 500
Apache Mills Inc. Manufacturing 500

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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