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Grundy 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 Altamont
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 72 Miles
Population 2020 - 13,529
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 5,037 (August 2021)
Unemployment 276
Unemployment Rate 5.5%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $2.21 per $100
Ratio of Assessment:
Residential 25%
Industrial 40%
Personal (Equipment Inventory) Raw Materials Only 30%
Sales Tax (County) 2.50%
Sales Tax (State) 7.0%
Income Tax: None
Personal 6.0% on interest and dividends
Excise (Corporate) 6.5% of net earnings
Franchise Tax .25 per $100 of Capital Properties
Unemployment Tax (New Employers) 2.7% of first $9,000
Railroads None
Highways: US Highways 41,41-A, 64 State Hwy 56
I-24 22 miles to access (adjacent)
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Nickajack, 25 miles Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Sewanee, 5 miles Runway Length, 3,700'
Number of High Schools 1-Grundy County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Grundy County (2 & 4 year) 2-Covenant College, Sewanee University
Health Care
Hospitals 2-Emeral-Hodgson Hospital, River Park Hospital
Clinics 5-Community Medical Center, Mountain Top Medical Center, Palmer Clinic, Tracy Clinic, Your Family Health Clinic
Doctors 10
Dentist 3
Nursing Homes 2-Bridge at Monteagle, Haven of Rest Retirement Homes
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Grundy County School District Schools 450
Bridge at Monteagle Healthcare 200
Benchmark Tool & Machine Bulk Container Manufacturing 100
Exceptional Enterprises, Inc. Healthcare 100
Toyo Seat USA Automotive Manufacturing 100
TAG Plastics, Inc. Plastics Injection Molding 50

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