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Towns County

County Seat Hiawassee
Nearest MSA Atlanta, 90 Miles
Population 2020 - 12,493
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 4,095 (August 2021)
Unemployment 141
Unemployment Rate 3.4%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $12.35 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 None
Highways: US-76, TN-2, TN-17, TN-66, TN-75, TN-180, TN-288, TN-339, TN-515
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 0
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 115 miles Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 90 miles Runway Length, Multiple
General Aviation Blairsville Regional Airport, 20 miles Runway Length, 5,006'
Number of High Schools 1-Towns County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Towns County (2 & 4 year) 2-North GA Technical College, Young Harris College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Chatuge Regional Hosptial (118 beds)
Clinics 3-Open Door Clinic, Serendipity Clinic, Open Door Clinic
Doctors 5
Dentists 3
Nursing Homes 2-Chatuge Regional Nursing Home, Brasstown Manor
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa Hotel 250
Chatuge Regional Hospital & Nursing Home Healthcare 250
Young Harris College Education 250
Towns County Comprehensive Education 200
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Electricity 197

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

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