Living in Chattanooga, TN

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Chattanooga SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
2
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Chattanooga, TN Crime Report

12,821
Total Crimes
7,107.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
176.72%
Above National Average

Chattanooga, TN Cost Of Living

91
Chattanooga's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Chattanooga, Tennessee Info Snack

Chattanooga is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with a population of 176,588 in 2015. The fourth-largest Tennessee city, it is the seat of Hamilton County. Located in southeastern Tennessee in East Tennessee, on the Tennessee River, served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways, Chattanooga is a transit hub. Chattanooga lies 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, 120 miles (190 km) southwest of Knoxville, Tennessee, 135 miles (217 km) southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Huntsville, Alabama, and 148 miles (238 km) northeast of Birmingham, Alabama.
Population
177,365
Unemployment
6.7%
Poverty
18.8%
Median Home
$160,100
Median Income
$43,964
Median Rent
$827

Chattanooga, TN Photos

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Rankings for Chattanooga in Tennessee

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Map Of Chattanooga, TN

Population over time in Chattanooga

Year Population % Change
2017 177,365 0.6%
2016 176,291 0.5%
2015 175,462 0.6%
2014 174,483 1.5%
2013 171,863 0.9%
2012 170,246 1.4%
2011 167,869 0.9%
2010 166,298 1.1%
2009 164,481 -
Crime/100k Chattanooga TN USA
Violent Crime 1048.2 623.7 368.9
Murder 10.5 7.4 5.0
Robbery 171.8 106.2 86.2
Aggravated Assault 783.3 468.5 246.8
Property Crime 6058.9 2825.4 2199.5
Burglary 798.8 489.4 376.0
Larceny 4470.7 2034.1 1594.6
Car Theft 789.4 301.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Chattanooga

White
56.6% (100,476)
African American
32.3% (57,374)
American Indian
0.1% (250)
Asian
2.4% (4,242)
Hawaiian
0.0% (7)
Other
0.2% (268)
Two Or More
2.2% (3,878)
Hispanic
6.1% (10,870)
Race Chattanooga TN USA
White 56.6% 74.0% 61.1%
African American 32.3% 16.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.4% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.1% 5.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Chattanooga, Tennessee

Less than $10,000
8.6% (1,526,212)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (1,250,335)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (2,308,067)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (2,071,149)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.7% (2,609,755)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (3,089,436)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (1,720,763)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.3% (1,823,273)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.3% (583,652)
$200,000 or more
4.3% (753,853)
Income Chattanooga TN USA
Less than $10,000 8.6% 7.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 11.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 10.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.7% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.3% 12.0% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.3% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.3% 4.3% 7.0%

Gender in Chattanooga

Female
53.1% (94,140)
Male
46.9% (83,225)
Gender Chattanooga TN USA
Female 53.1% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chattanooga for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (8,868)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (15,962)
High School / GED
28.0% (49,662)
Some College
21.0% (37,246)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (14,189)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (33,699)
Master's Degree
7.0% (12,415)
Professional Degree
2.0% (3,547)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,773)
Education Chattanooga TN USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 32.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

5 Reviews & Comments About Chattanooga

Overall User Rating
4.4
/5

Carlos Rogers

I live in Chattanooga myself been here for years now.


HomeSnacks User

There are a lot of restaurants, festivals and events throughout the year. Has all the amenities of a larger city but with out all the hassles.

Downtown by the river is always a happening place.


HomeSnacks User

I was in Chattanooga for the eclipse last year and it was a really great experience. We watched the eclipse by the side of the river and it was a once in a lifetime experience.

The Mellow Mushroom has amazing pizza and calzones. The aquarium is wonderful. My favorite is the River Walk. We sat on the steps next to the river at night under a full moon, with a cool fall breeze in the air. Incredible.


HomeSnacks User

I love Chattanooga Tennessee. It's such a amazing City. There's so much to do and great places to eat. We love the Tennessee Aquarium. The city has a small-town feel. We enjoyed riding the transportation system in downtown. One of my favorite places to eat was sticky fingers barbecue. Unbelievably good food. When we go to Chattanooga I we stay in the Sheridan Hotel. It is a great place to stay.

Chattanooga is just a beautiful city. It is so close to the mountains. Awesome river bear by. A lot of attractions in the city. Lookout mountain is not too far off. Rock city is near by. Lots of hiking and camping nearby. It's a great place to visit.


HomeSnacks User

Chattanooga is a big town / small city, but it is growing. The natural surroundings are beautiful, with the Tennessee River flowing right through town and the surrounding hills and mountains. Everyone there seems friendly and there are plenty of things to do. There are many great restaurants and coffee shops. There are live music venues and bars for nightlife. The riverfront area is great for walking or biking outdoors. The aquarium is a very enjoyable attraction and it is affordable and rarely too crowded. The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a neat experience where you can actually book a room to stay in an old railroad sleeping car. Chattanooga is also an easy car trip from several cities like Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville, and Atlanta.

The Tennessee Aquarium. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Riverboat rides. Antique shopping. Good restaurants. Lookout Mountain. Ruby Falls.

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