Meigs County, TN


County Seat - Decatur
Nearest MSA - Chattanooga, 50 Miles

2015 Est. - 11,830

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 4,860
Unemployment 380
Unemployment Rate 7.8%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $1.87 per $100
Ratio of Assessment:  
Residential 25%
Industrial 40%
Personal (Equipment Inventory) Raw Materials Only 30%
Sales Tax (County) 2.00%
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 0
Highways: TN-30, TN-58, TN-60, TN-68
I-75 11 miles to access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 7
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee/Hiwassee River
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 55 miles
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro Airport, 43 miles
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation McMinn County Airport, 18.7 miles
Runway Length, 6,500'


Number of High Schools 1-Meigs County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Meigs County (2 & 4 year) 8-Bryan College, Cleveland State Community College, Lee University, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Chattanooga State Technical College, TN College of Applied Technology - Athens, Hiwasee College

Health Care

Hospitals 2-Athens Regional Medical Center, Rhea Medical Center (143 beds)
Clinics 3-Evergreen Rehab, LLC, Meigs County Primary Care Center, Restoration Clinic
Doctors 3
Dentist 1
Nursing Homes 1-Brookwood Nursing Center

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees
Meigs County Board of Education Education 210
Meigs County Schools Schools 188
Volunteer Energy Cooperative Power Distributor 175
Storm Manufacturing Corp. Manufacturing 139
County of Meigs Government 115