Everything You Need to Know About the City of Chattanooga Tennessee

In 2017, Chattanooga, Tennessee had a population of 176k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $41,911 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chattanooga, TN grew from 175,462 to 176,291, a 0.472 percent increase, and its median household income grew from $41,278 dollars to $41,911 dollars, a 1.53 percent increase.

The population of Chattanooga, TN is 56.5 percent White Alone, 33.2 percent Black or African American Alone, and 5.59 percent Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Chattanooga, TN speak a non-English language, and 96.1 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chattanooga, TN are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2,500 degrees awarded in 2017), Chattanooga State Community College (1,410 degrees), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga (411 degrees).

The median property value in Chattanooga, TN is $153,900 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 52.6 percent. Most people in Chattanooga, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Chattanooga, TN is 2 cars per household.


Education in Chattanooga

In 2017, universities in Chattanooga, TN awarded 4,685 degrees. The student population of Chattanooga, TN is skewed towards women, with 8,758 male students and 12,335 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chattanooga, TN are White (3,555 and 76.9 percent), followed by Black or African American (517 and 11.2 percent), Two or More Races (210 and 4.54 percent), and Hispanic or Latino (162 and 3.5 percent).

The largest universities in Chattanooga, TN by the number of degrees awarded are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2,500 and 53.4 percent), Chattanooga State Community College (1,410 and 30.1 percent), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga (411 and 8.77 percent).

The most popular majors in Chattanooga, TN are General Business Administration & Management (535 and 11.4 percent), Liberal Arts & Sciences (503 and 10.7 percent), and Registered Nursing (285 and 6.08 percent).

The median tuition costs in Chattanooga, TN is $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $6,888 dollars and $23,006 dollars respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Chattanooga

The economy of Chattanooga, TN employs 81.2k people and Chattanooga has an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. Chattanooga has seen the job market increase by 2.8 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 44.5 percent, which is higher than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Chattanooga, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance, Manufacturing, and Retail Trade, and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,578 dollars), Utilities ($84,643 dollars), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,231 dollars).

Households in Chattanooga, TN have a median annual income of $41,911 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,278 dollars in 2016, which represents a 1.53 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Chattanooga

– The Sales Tax Rate for Chattanooga is 9.3 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Chattanooga is 0.0 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Chattanooga

– The average earnings of a Chattanooga resident are $24,134 dollars a year. 

– The Median household earnings of a Chattanooga resident is $39,683 dollars a year.