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Murray County

County Seat Chatsworth
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 50 Miles
Population 2019 - 40,065
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 14,564 (September 2020)
Unemployment 808
Unemployment Rate 5.5%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $24.69 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
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'
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 Union Affiliation
Murray County Schools Schools 1,000 None
Mohawk Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 500 None
Beaulieu of America Carpet Manufacturing 500 None
County of Murray Government 208 None
Murray Medical Center Healthcare 200 None
Chatsworth Healthcare Center Healthcare 200 None
Chilewich Manufacturing 100 None
Atlas Industries, Inc. Manufacturing 100 None
Food City Grocer 100 None
Nexel Synthetics, LLC Manufacturing 200 None
Better Backers, Inc Carpet 160 None
Better Backers, Inc Manufacturing 100 None
Sierra Group Flooring 160 None

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
% Unemp6.5
% Participation Rate60.9

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