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Union County

UNION COUNTY
County Seat Blairsville
Nearest MSA Atlanta, 90 Miles
Population 2019 - 24,511
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 10,726 (March 2021)
Unemployment 293
Unemployment Rate 2.7%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $18.92 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 None
Highways: US-129
US-76 Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 0
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 100 miles Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, 90 miles Runway Length, Multiple
General Aviation Blairsville Regional Airport, 3 miles Runway Length, 5,006'
Education
Number of High Schools 1-Union County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Union County (2 & 4 year) 2-North Georgia Technical College, GA Mountain Research & Education Center
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Union General Hospital (145 beds)
Clinics 3-Hillcrest Family Care, North Georgia Family Medicine, Union County Health Department
Doctors 13
Dentists 9
Nursing Homes 5-Casual Lodging Personal Care Home, Misty Meadows Personal Care Home, Union County Nursing Home, Stoneberge Assisted Living, Lazy-R Personal Care Center
Major Employers Product Total Employees
United Community Bank Financial 500
Walmart Supercenter Retail 500
Union General Hospital, Inc. Healthcare 500
County of Union Government 240
Union County School District Education 130

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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