Gordon County

GORDON COUNTY
County Seat Calhoun
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 47 Miles
Population 2016 Est. - 56,079
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 27,019
Unemployment 1,240
Unemployment Rate 4.6%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $29.64 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 Union Affiliation
Mohawk Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 3,400 None
Aladdin Manufacturing Carpet 20,431 None
Dal-Tile Services, Inc. Manufacturing 7,524 None
Gordon City School District Schools 770 None
Gordon Hospital Healthcare 500 None
Engineered Floors, LLC Manufacturing 500 None
Walmart Supercenter Retail 250 None
CALHOUN Plastics Manufacturing 250 None
Faus Group Manufacturing 200 None
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Restaurant/Retail 150 None
Kroger Grocer 150 None
Brumlow Mills Manufacturing 100 None
Apache Mills Inc. Manufacturing 500 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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