Union County

UNION COUNTY
County Seat Blairsville
Nearest MSA Atlanta, 90 Miles
Population 2016 Est. - 22,033
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 10,215
Unemployment 439
Unemployment Rate 4.3%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $17.57 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 Union Affiliation
Union Community Bank Bank 2,000 None
Union County Hospital Authority Hospital 800 None
United Community Bank Financial 500 None
Walmart Supercenter Retail 500 None
Union General Hospital, Inc. Healthcare 500 None
County of Union Government 240 None
Union County School District Schools 130 None
Corrugated Rebuild Manufacturing 100 None
Avigan Poultry Farm 100 None
Panel Built Prefab Bldg 100 None
Cowell Construction Paving Contractors 50 None
Cott Beverages USA Beverages 50 None
Davenport Transportation Co. Trucking 110 None

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

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