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Whitfield County

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

County Seat Dalton
Nearest MSA Chattanooga, 30 miles
Population 2020 - 102,864
Available Labor Force
Labor Force 43,077 (August 2021)
Unemployment 1,300
Unemployment Rate 3.0%
Tax Structure
Property Tax $27.07 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
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'
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
Shaw Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 6,639
Mohawk Industries, Inc. Floor Coverings 3,970
Engineered Floors Carpet 3,597
Hamilton Medical Center Healthcare 2,545
Whitfield County Schools Schools 1,844

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