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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
(August 2021)
Labor Force9,408
% Unemp3.6
% Participation Rate60.9

County Seat Athens
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 50 Miles
Population 2020 - 53,276
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 22,902 (August 2021)
Unemployment 986
Unemployment Rate 4.3%
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
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'
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 1600
Resolute Forest Products Paper 548
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Manufacturing 530
Heil Trailer International Company Manufacturing 485
Adient Automotive Seating 476

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