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Meigs 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 Decatur
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 50 Miles
Population 2020 - 12,758
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 5,206 (August 2021)
Unemployment 240
Unemployment Rate 4.6%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $1.98 per $100
Ratio of Assessment:
Residential 25%
Industrial 40%
Personal (Equipment Inventory) Raw Materials Only 30%
Sales Tax (County) 2.00%
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 0
Highways: TN-30, TN-58, TN-60, TN-68
I-75 11 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 7
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee/Hiwassee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 55 miles Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 43 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation McMinn County Airport, 18.7 miles Runway Length, 6,500'
Number of High Schools 1-Meigs County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Meigs County (2 & 4 year) 8-Bryan College, Cleveland State Community College, Lee University, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Chattanooga State Technical College, TN College of Applied Technology - Athens, Hiwasee College
Health Care
Hospitals 2-Athens Regional Medical Center, Rhea Medical Center (143 beds)
Clinics 3-Evergreen Rehab, LLC, Meigs County Primary Care Center, Restoration Clinic
Doctors 3
Dentist 1
Nursing Homes 1-Brookwood Nursing Center
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Floor Covering 322
Storm Manufacturing Corporation Manufacturing 250
Meigs County Schools Education 234
Wade's Food Center, Inc. Grocery 75
Solomon Corporation Electrical Repair 72

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