McMinn County, Tennessee has a strategic location for business along I-75 between Knoxville and Chattanooga. It's approximately 430 square miles is perfectly situated in the center of the regional amenities of either metro area, as well as the natural beauty of the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. That location, coupled with vibrant entrepreneurial opportunities, skilled workforce and low cost of living, place McMinn County high on any list for wonderful places to work and live.

Incorporated areas within McMinn County include the City of Athens, Town of Calhoun, Town of Englewood, City of Etowah, and the City of Niota. Athens is the largest incorporated area and a Micropolitan Statistical Area that is part of the larger Chattanooga/Cleveland/Athens Combined Statistical Area.

McMinn County demographics infographic

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For more details about our county, cities and towns, please contact McMinn County Economic Development Authority.

McMinn County

Population

Total Population

54,553

Population
Growth Rate

0.38%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

25.800

Housing & Income

Households

21,592

Total Housing Units

24,474


Owner Occupied

15,830

Renter Occupied

5,762

Vacant

2,882

Median Home Value

$166,493


Average Home Value

$193,868

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.30%


Per Capita Income

2.21%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,252 $52,017


Average Household

$62,029 $69,328


Per Capita

$24,574 $27,413

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,565

Total Employed

18,946

Workers 16+

20,802

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

69

Employed

3,387

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

148

Employed

3,089

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

303

Employed

2,258

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

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Businesses

48

Employed

2,059

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

102

Employed

1,564

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

83

Employed

1,420

Some
High School

3,804

Graduated
High School

12,079

Associates
Degree

3,309

Bachelor's
Degree

4,747

Graduate
Degree

2,341

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

14,080

Non-Resident Commuters

6,346

Drive Alone

18,079

Carpooled

1,451

Public

57

Work At Home

811