Choose Beauty, History and a Family-friendly Atmosphere
Visitors to our area often fall in love with the community and decide to make it their home. The friendly people combined with a variety of activities and low cost living make Carter County a great location for all ages.
Elizabethton: 9.9 Square Miles
Carter County: 341 Square Miles
Carter County: 56,356
Median Household Income: $40,820
Property Tax Applied on
25% of Appraised Value
City: $1.57 per $100 County: $2.03 per $100
Sales Tax: 7%(State) | 2.75% (Local)
*All information based on available 2022 data
Located in Northeast Tennessee, Carter County experiences four beautiful seasons. Be it the warm summers with abundant outdoor adventures, the scenic views of fall foliage, or the numerous other activities throughout the year, you’ll always find an adventure nearby.
Average Climate: July 85°/58° | January 42°/25°
Sycamore Shoals Hospital, located in Elizabethton, offers services including 24/7 Emergency Department, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Services, Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, Intensive Care Unit, and an Inpatient Geropsych Unit.
The Carter County school system is comprised of 14 elementary, middle, and high school campuses, with Elizabethton City Schools providing an additional 6 schools.
Milligan University, a Christian liberal arts college, offers more than 100 majors, minors, professional degrees and concentrations, along with graduate and adult completion programs. For more information, visit milligan.edu
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology is the premier workforce development training provider for Northeast Tennessee.
For more information, visit tcatelizabethton.edu
Ranked by data such as climate, tax rates, cost of living and access to health care, Tennessee has a cost of living 9.6% below the national average.
Our state and local tax burden is the third lowest in the nation, with residents enjoying no income tax except on interest and dividends. State sales tax is 7% and 4% for food.
Property taxes are locally determined and collected. Tennessee has no state property tax.