Walker County

WALKER COUNTY
County Seat LaFayette
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 27 Miles
Population 2016 Est. - 68,143
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 31,115
Unemployment 1,368
Unemployment Rate 4.4%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $26.46 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
Transportation
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'
Education
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 Union Affiliation
Walker County Schools Schools 1,900 None
Roper Corporation Appliance Manufacturing 1,800 None
Walker County Board of Education Education 1,500 None
RE Services, LLC Food Services 400 None
Shaw Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 1,000 None
County of Walker Government 370 None
Nissin Brake of Georgia Automotive Manufacturing 350 None
Walmart Supercenter Retail 200 None
Northwestern Technical College Education 200 None
Unique Fabricating Manufacturing 150 None
Colorspectrum, Inc. Textiles 150 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

Want to know more about sites in this county?

Contact

Sign up for more information

Legal

© 2017 SEIDA is a regional economic development agency funded by the TVA and local power distributors to provide these valuable services at no cost.