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Rhea 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 Dayton
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 36 Miles
Population 2020 - 32,870
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 12,813 (August 2021)
Unemployment 683
Unemployment Rate 5.3%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $2.25 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
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'
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
Tennessee Valley Authority Electricity 800
Bryan College Education 475
Robinson Manufacturing Company Manufacturing 380
Suburban Manufacturing Co. Manufacturing 366

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