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Walker County

County Seat LaFayette
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 27 Miles
Population 2020 - 67,654
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 31,397 (August 2021)
Unemployment 778
Unemployment Rate 2.5%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $26.69 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
Railroads 2 rail lines, Chattooga Chickamauga Railway
Highways: US-27, TN-2
US-27 Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 0
Navigable Waterway: Savannah Brunswick
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro, 27 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Barwick LayFayette Airport 2 miles Runway Length, 5,412'
Number of High Schools 2-LaFayette High School, Ridgeland High School
Number of Colleges Serving Walker County (2 & 4 year) 3-Covenant College, Dalton State College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Hutcheson Medical Center
Clinics 2-LaFayette After Hours, Walker County Health Department, Gilberts Primary Healthcare
Doctors 15
Dentists 6
Nursing Homes 7-Cozy Manor Personal Care Home, Majestic Manor Assisted Living, Mary & Martha's Personal Care & Assisted Living, Rossville Nursing Home, Safehaven, Shepherd Hills Healthcare, South Rossville Senior Village
Major Employers Product Total Employees
Roper Corporation Appliance Manufacturing 2,000
Shaw Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 1,300
Nissin Brake of Georgia Automotive Manufacturing 325
Walmart Retail 249
Northwestern Technical College Education 237

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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