Whitfield County

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

WHITFIELD COUNTY
County Seat Dalton
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 30 miles
Population 2016 Est. - 103,653
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 46,146
Unemployment 3,034
Unemployment Rate 6.6%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $28.09 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
Highways:
I-75 Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 17
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 30 miles Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 30 miles Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Dalton Municipal Airport, 8 miles Runway Length, 5,500'
Education
Number of High Schools 5- Dalton,Northwest Whitfield, Southeast Whitfield, Phoenix, Coahulla Creek
Number of Colleges Serving Whitfield County (2 & 4 year) 1-Dalton State College
Health Care
Hospitals 1-Hamilton Medical Center (267 beds)
Clinics 3-Whitfield County Health Department, North GA Health District, Hamilton County Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center
Doctors 101
Dentists 9
Nursing Homes 5-Regency park Healthcare Center, Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Quinton Memorial Health & Rehab, Wood Dale, Chatsworth Healthcare Center
Major Employers Product Total Employees Union Affiliation
Shaw Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 6,593 None
Mohawk Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 4,100 None
Engineered Floors Carpet 3,100 None
Beaulieu Group Carpet 6,000 None
The Dixie Group Inc. Carpet 1,822 None
Whitfield County Schools Schools 1,626 None
Hamilton Medical Center Healthcare 1,300 None
Tandus Centiva Floor Coverings 1,182 None
Dalton Public Schools Schools 978 None
County of Whitfield Government 685 None
City of Dalton Government 535 None
IVC US, Inc. Manufacturing 446 None

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