Walker County, GA


County Seat - LaFayette
Chattanooga, 27 Miles

2015 Est. - 68,066

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 29,834
Unemployment 1,501
Unemployment Rate 5.0%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $23.01 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, Chattooga Chickamauga Railway
Highways:  US-27, TN-2
US-27 Direct access (Adjacent)
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 0
Navigable Waterway:


Air Service:  
Commercial Service Chattanooga Metro, 27 miles
Runway Length, 7,400'
General Aviation Barwick LayFayette Airport 2 miles
Runway Length, 5,412'


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

Firm Name Product Total Employees Union Affiliation
Walker County Schools School 1,907 None
Roper Corporation Manufacturing 1,800 None
Walker County Board of Education Education 1,500 None
RE Services, LLC Food Services 400 None
County of Walker Government 370 None