Towns County, GA


County Seat - Hiawassee
Nearest MSA - Atlanta, 90 Miles

2015 Est. - 11,182

Available Labor Force

Labor Force 4,031
Unemployment 253
Unemployment Rate 6.3%

Tax Structure

Property Tax $13.51 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 NA


Railroads  None
Highways: US-76, TN-2, TN-17, TN-66, TN-75, TN-180, TN-288, TN-339, TN-515
Air Freight 0
Motor Freight 0
Navigable Waterway: Tennessee River
Nearest Port Facility - Chattanooga, 115 miles
Channel Depth, 9'
Air Service:  
Commercial Service Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 90 miles
Runway Length, Multiple
General Aviation Blairsville Regional Airport, 20 miles
Runway Length, 5,006'


Number of High Schools 1-Towns County High School
Number of Colleges Serving Towns County (2 & 4 year) 2-North GA Technical College, Young Harris College

Health Care

Hospitals 1-Chatuge Regional Hosptial (118 beds)
Clinics 3-Open Door Clinic, Serendipity Clinic, Open Door Clinic
Doctors 5
Dentists 3
Nursing Homes 2-Chatuge Regional Nursing Home, Brasstown Manor

Major Employers

Firm Name Product Total Employees Union Affiliation
Catuge Regional Hospital and Nursing Home Hospital/Nursing Home 250 None
Young Harris College College 250 None
Coral Hospitality - GA, LLC Hotel 200 None
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Electric 197 None
Town County Board of Education Education 157 None