Rhea County, TN


County Seat - Dayton
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga, 36 Miles

2015 Est. - 32,526


Available Labor Force

Labor Force 13,100
Unemployment 990
Unemployment Rate 7.6%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $2.10 per $100
Ratio of Assessment:  
Residential 25%
Industrial 40%
Personal (Equipment Inventory) Raw Materials Only 30%
Sales Tax (County) 2.25%
Sales Tax (State) 7.0%
Income Tax: None
Personal 6.0% on interest and dividends
Excise (Corporate) 6.5% of net earnings
Franchise Tax .25 per $100 of Capital Properties
Unemployment Tax  
(New Employers) 2.7% of first $9,000


Railroads Norfolk Southern
Highways: US-27, US-68, TN-30, TN-60
I-75 14 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 3
Motor Freight 20
Navigable Waterway Tennessee River
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 30 miles
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service Yes
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 36 miles
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Mark Anton-Dayton
Runway Length, 5,000'


Number of High Schools 1-Rhea County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Rhea County (2 & 4 year) 2-Bryan College, Laurelbrook School

Health Care

Hospitals 1-Rhea County Medical Center (50 beds)
Clinics 4-Rhea County Primary Care Center, Spring City Walk-In Medical, Physicians Care, Health Force of Dayton
Doctors 53
Dentists 7
Nursing Homes 7-Courtyard, Rhea County Nursing Home, Spring City Care & Rehab, Lefe Care Center of Rhea County, Heritage Senior Living Home, The Veranda at Rhea County, Lauelbrook Nursing Home, Quiet Oaks Adult care

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees
Suburban Manufacturing Co. Manufacturing 513
County of Rhea Government 500
Bryan College Education 475
Robinson Manufacturing  Manufacturing 380
Rhea County School District Education 375