Demographics

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Location

Southeast Tennessee; MSA—Cleveland, TN; Market Region—Chattanooga

County—Bradley

Distance from: (City) Chattanooga—29 miles; Knoxville—82 miles

 

Population

  
City
County 
1980  26,415 65,547
1990 30,354 80,220
2000 37,192 87,965
2010 41,285 98,963
% Non-White (2010 census) 11.49% 9.7%

 

Tax Structure

Local

 
City
County
Property Tax Rate    
Rate per $100 Value $1.7655 $2.2161-$2.2933*
Rate of Assessment    
     Residential 25% 25%
     Industrial 40% 40%
     Personal (Equipment) 30% 30%
Inventory Tax: Raw materials only    
Bonded Debt $21,550,051 $55,835,000
Assessed Valuation $607,841,824 $1,107,069,813
School Tax None None
Sales Tax 2.75% 2.75%
Hotel-Motel Tax 7% 7%
 * County tax rate includes fire district tax outside of city limits. 
 

State

Sales Tax 7% (6% for food and food ingredients for human consumption)
Income Tax—Personal 6% on interest and dividends
Excise 6.5% of net earnings
Franchise 25% per $100 of capital properties
Unemployment Tax New Employers 2.7% of first $7,000

 

Transportation

Railroad—Served by Norfolk Southern

Highways—0 Miles to Access of Interstate I-75; U.S. Highways 11, 64; State Highways 60, 74, 40, 2, 249, 306, 308.  

Common Carriers—Air Freight Companies—1; Motor Freight Companies—30; Terminal Facilities—Yes; Bus Services—Intercity Yes, Local—Yes; Carrier Services—Yes; Navigable Waterway—Hiwassee River: Channel Depth 11′; Nearest port facility Chattanooga: 29 miles.

 

Air Service

General Aviation/Distance Cleveland Regional Jetport
Runway Length (1) 5,500 ft.
Surface Asphalt
Lighting Low intensity, 10″ Beacon VASI
Fuel: Yes Octane Available: 80/100
Repair Facilities Minor
Transportation Taxi and rental car
Airline Service Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport—US Airways, American Eagle, Allegiant Air, Delta

 

Communications

U.S. Post Office: Two locations

Newspaper—Cleveland Daily Banner, Daily except Saturday, Circulation—16,277

Radio Stations—4

Television Networks—ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX, WTCI, WTNB, WFLI, WDSI

Cable Companies—Charter Communications 

Telephone Companies—AT&T and Charter Communications

 

Industrial Support Services

Locally: Tool & Die; Heat Treating; Foundry; Heavy Hardware; Sheet Metal; Lubricants; Industrial Maintenance Supply

Regionally: Galvanizing—Chattanooga, 29 miles

 

Finance

Banks—16: Combined Deposits—$386,636,071 ($000)

 

Governments

 
City
County
Type of Government City Manager & Council County Mayor & Commission
Police Officers 93 81
Police Cars 117 56
Planning Commission Yes Yes
Zoning Regulations Yes Yes
Industrial Development Corporation Yes Yes
Fire Stations 5 14
Fire Trucks 18 27
Firefighters (Volunteers) 98 (0) 68 (90)
Insurance Rating 3 3

 

Community Facilities

Daycare Centers—25

Daycare Homes—Over 50

 

Education

State Industrial Training Service Available: Yes

Two Public School Systems: City and County

 

 
# of Local Schools
Enrollment
Elementary 17 7,050
Middle/Junior High 3 3,539 
Senior High 3 4,504 
Private and/or Parochial 5 800 
Technology Centers 1 188
Colleges (2- and 4-year) 2 8,130 
Library 1 Volumes: 135,493

 

Healthcare

Hospitals 1 Beds: 351
Public Health Department/Clinic 2  
Doctors 250  
Dentists 45  
Nursing Homes 3 Beds: 463
Assisted Living Facilities 4  

  

Churches

 Protestant— 250; Catholic—1; Other—2: Latter-Day Saints, Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

Recreation

Parks—5; Golf Courses—2 public; 1 private; Swimming Pools—3 public; 2 private; Country Club—1; Theaters—2; Bowling Alleys—1; Hotels & Motels—32: 1,700 rooms. Largest Meeting Room Capacity—300; Restaurants—150

Regionally: Cherokee National Forest and Ocoee River, Red Clay State Historic Park and Hiwassee State Scenic River

 

Climate

Annual Average Temperature 61°
Monthly Average High Temperature January—47°; August—87°
Monthly Average Low Temperature January—25°; August—64°
Annual Average Precipitation 54.8″
Annual Average Snowfall Less than 5″
Elevation 875′ above sea level
Prevailing winds Southwest
Mean Length of Freeze-Free Period (Days) 263

 

Selected Economic Indicators for Bradley County—April 2016

Estimated County Available Labor 1,800
Male 850
Female 950
Estimated Total in Surrounding Counties 8,920
High School Graduates (2016) 1,200
Labor Force Estimates  
Average Employment (2015)  
     Civilian Labor Force 56,400
     Unemployment 3,100
     % of Labor Force 5.6%
Total Employment 53,200
Per Capita Income—2014 $22,294
Median Household Income $41,575
Retail Sales—2015 $1,442,223,055

 

Building Permits

 
2012
2013
2014
2015
Residential Number Issued 347 372 367 378
Value of Residential Permits $37,836,359 $42,731,563 $50,433,799 $55,124,224
Commercial Permits Issued 147 97 91 80
Value of Commercial Permits $387,572,468 $41,421,777 $23,315,486 $47,880,090
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