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McMinn 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 
Labor Force10,268
Unemp384
% Unemp3.7
% Participation Rate51

MCMINN COUNTY
County Seat Athens
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 50 Miles
Population 2019 - 53,396
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 24,495 (April 2020)
Unemployment 4,227
Unemployment Rate 17.3%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $1.55 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
Transportation
Railroads Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation
Highways: US Hwy 11 State Hwy 30,39,305,309
I-75 0 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 2
Motor Freight 14
Navigable Waterway Hiwassee River Nearest Port Facility - Calhoun (private) Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation McMinn County Airport Runway Length, 6,450'
Education
Number of High Schools 2-McMinn Central High School, McMinn County High School
Number of Colleges Serving McMinn County (2 & 4 year) 2-Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Wesleyan College
Health Care
Hospitals 2-Athens Regional Medical Center, Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens
Clinics 2-Athens Walk-In Clinic, McMinn County Health Department, Fast Pace Urgent Care, Good Faith Clinic
Doctors 88
Dentist 10
Nursing Homes 7-Athens Morning Pointe, Etowah Healthcare Center, Life Care Center of Athens, McMinn Memorial Nursing Home, NHC Healthcare, Wellingotn Place of Athens, Willow Acres
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Denso Manufacturing Athens TN, Inc. Automotive Manufacturing 1337
Calhoun News Print Paper 900
Athens Regional Medical Center Healthcare 610
McMinn County Board of Education Government 537
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Manufacturing 500
Heil Trailer International Company Manufacturing 500
Mayfield Dair Farms, LLC Food Processing (Milk) 350
Johns Manville Corp Insulation, Roofing Materials & Engineered Products 300
Wal-Mart Stores Retail 270
E&E Manufacturing Metal Stamping 170
Hackney Home Furnishing Furniture 1,523
Desno Manufacturing Automotive 1,000
Calhoun Newprint Co. Paper 900
County of McMinn Government 800

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