Rhea County

Wage Information 
All Industries Average Wage$29,780
Manufacturing Average Wage$33,896

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 Force10,398
Employment9,258
Unemp1,140
% Unemp11.0

RHEA COUNTY
County Seat Dayton
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 36 Miles
Population 2016 Est. - 32,442
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 13,140
Unemployment 890
Unemployment Rate 6.8%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $2.20 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
Highways: US-27, US-68, TN-30, TN-60
I-75 14 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 3
Motor Freight 20
Navigable Waterway Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 30 miles Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service Yes
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 36 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Mark Anton-Dayton Runway Length, 5,000'
Education
Number of High Schools 1-Rhea County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Rhea County (2 & 4 year) 2-Bryan College, Laurelbrook School
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Rhea County Medical Center (50 beds)
Clinics 4-Rhea County Primary Care Center, Spring City Walk-In Medical, Physicians Care, Health Force of Dayton
Doctors 53
Dentists 7
Nursing Homes 7-Courtyard, Rhea County Nursing Home, Spring City Care & Rehab, Lefe Care Center of Rhea County, Heritage Senior Living Home, The Veranda at Rhea County, Lauelbrook Nursing Home, Quiet Oaks Adult care
Major Employers Product Total Employees
La-Z-Boy Manufacturing 1400
Rhea County School District Schools 650
Tennessee Valley Authority Electricity 1100
International Automotive Components Group Automotive Manufacturing 626
Robinson Manufacturing Company Manufacturing 400
Suburban Manufacturing Co. Manufacturing 350
County of Rhea Government 200
Rhea Medical Center Healthcare 200
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Retail 200
Spring City Care & Rehab Center Healthcare 150
Bryan College Education 475

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