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Hamilton County

County Seat Chattanooga
Nearest MSA Chattanooga
Population 2019 - 367,387
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 187,375 (September 2020)
Unemployment 10,439
Unemployment Rate 5.6%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $2.77 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 Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation
Highways I-75, I-59, I-24 0 miles to access (Adjacent)
Motor Freight >100
Navigable Waterway Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 8.2 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Chattanooga Metro Airport, 8.2 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
Number of High Schools 14-Brainerd High School, Central High School, East Hamilton High, East Ridge High, Hamilton County High School, Hixon High School, Lookout Valley High School, Red Bank High School, Sale Creek High School, Seyquoah High School, Signal Mountain High School, Soddy Daisy High School
Number of Colleges Serving Hamilton County (2 & 4 year) 4-Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Southern Adventist University, Tennessee Temple University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)
Health Care
Hospitals 7-Erlanger, Kindred Hospital, Memorial, Memorial North Park, Parkridge, Parkridge East, Parkridge Valley, Childrens Hospital at Erlanger (2,217 beds)
Clinics Several Public and Private
Doctors 1,134
Dentist 209
Nursing Homes 5-Alexian Brothers Community Services, Hamilton County Nursing Home, LifeCare Center-Missionary Ridge-Collegedale, Soddy Daisy Healthcare Center, St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Senior Saints Home for Elderly, NHC Healthcare, Life Care Center - Redbank
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Hamilton County Board of Education Education 5000
Erlanger Health System Healthcare 4700
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Insurance 4000
Memorial Hospital Healthcare 3000
McKee Foods Corporation Food (Snack Cakes) 3000
UNUM Group Insurance 2500
Tennessee Valley Authority Electricity 2000
Volkswagen Automotive Manufacturing 2000
Hamilton County Government Government 1500
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Education 1500
Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries, LLC Food Industry 17,309
New Mountain Lake Holdings, LLC Trucking 10,885
Memorial Health Care System Health Care 8,800
U.S. Express Inc. Trucking 8,600

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

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