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Murray County

MURRAY COUNTY
County Seat Chatsworth
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 50 Miles
Population 2019 - 40,096
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 15,709 (March 2021)
Unemployment 650
Unemployment Rate 4.1%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $24.60 per $1000
Sales Tax (Local) 3.0%
Sales Tax (State) 4.0%
Income Tax:
Personal 6.0%
Corporate 6.0%
Use Tax Rate 4.0%
Unemployment Tax NA
Transportation
Railroads 2 rail lines
Highways: US Route 76, 411- State Route 2, 52, 52 Alternate, 61, 136, 225, 282, & 286
I-75 Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 7
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 47 miles Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 47 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Tom B. David Airport, 29 miles Runway Length, 6,000'
Education
Number of High Schools 2-Murray County High School & North Murray County High
Number of Colleges Serving Murray County (2 & 4 year) 2-Dalton State College & Northwestern Technical College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Murray Medical Center (42 beds)
Clinics 3-GA Mountain Health Services, C-Worth Family Clinic, Hamilton Primary Care - Murray
Doctors 7
Dentists 5
Nursing Homes 2-Chatsworth Healthcare Center, Happy Days Personal Care
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Comprehensive Logistics Logistics Services 1,400
Mohawk Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 800
Shaw Industries Flooring 600
Universal Marketing Systems Sample Marketing Products 200
Murray Medical Center Healthcare 200

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
Unemp618
% Unemp6.5
% Participation Rate60.9

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