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Jefferson County is the 29th most populated county in Tennessee, has a population of 54,160, and is home to Carson-Newman University – a College of Distinction in Tennessee. Whether you are a site selector working on behalf of a client, an existing business seeking information or assistance, or a developer looking to locate a retail opportunity to our community, our goal is to assist by providing you with the most current information and resources available for our area.

Jefferson County
A Three Star Certified Community



Population aged 18-64


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County Profile

Population: 51,407
Labor Force: 24,802
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

Economic Profile

State Sales Tax: 7.0%
County Sales Tax: 2.75%
Establishments: 1,149