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Marion 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 Jasper
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 30 Miles
Population 2020 - 28,837
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 12,451 (August 2021)
Unemployment 548
Unemployment Rate 4.4%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $2.17 per $100
Ratio of Assessment:
Residential 25%
Industrial 40%
Personal (Equipment Inventory) Raw Materials Only 30%
Sales Tax (County) 2.25%
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 Sequatchie Valley Railroad
Highways US Hwy 41,64,72 State Hwy 28,150
I-24 0 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 3
Navigable Waterway Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Nickajack Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Marion County Airport Runway Length, 3,500'
Number of High Schools 3-Lookout Valley High School, Marion County High School, South Pittsburg High School
Number of Colleges Serving Marion County (2 & 4 year) 2-Brookstone College, Chattanooga State Technical Community College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Grandview Medical Center (50 beds)
Clinics 1-Marion County Health Department
Doctors 43
Dentist 7
Nursing Homes 4-Bridge at South Pittsburg, Life Care Center at Red Bank, Rivermont Care & Rehab Center, Terrace at Mountain Creek
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Marion County School District Schools 476
Lodge Manufacturing Company Cast Iron Skillets 434
Mueller Manufacturing 325
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Floor Coverings 250
Valmont Industries, Inc. Infrastructure & Irrigation Equipment 200
U.S. Stove Company Manufacturing 170

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