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

53,542

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

29.600

Housing & Income

Households

21,453

Total Housing Units

24,258


Owner Occupied

15,985

Renter Occupied

5,468

Vacant

2,805

Median Home Value

$188,839


Average Home Value

$221,719

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.07%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,397 $59,997


Average Household

$70,888 $82,407


Per Capita

$28,426 $33,061

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,614

Total Employed

19,439

Workers 16+

21,856

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

71

Employed

3,778

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

152

Employed

3,239

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

305

Employed

2,238

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

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Businesses

50

Employed

2,077

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

108

Employed

1,575

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

90

Employed

1,439

Some
High School

3,469

Graduated
High School

12,232

Associates
Degree

3,565

Bachelor's
Degree

4,907

Graduate
Degree

2,377

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

13,799

Non-Resident Commuters

7,703

Drive Alone

18,817

Carpooled

1,783

Public

48

Work At Home

927