Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 173,366 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 82,483  (47.6%)
Females: 90,883  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 37341, 37343, 37350, 37351, 37377, 37379, 37402, 37403, 37404, 37405, 37406, 37407, 37408, 37409, 37410, 37411, 37412, 37415, 37416, 37419, 37421.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,116 (it was $32,006 in 2000)
Chattanooga:

$40,116
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,753 (it was $19,689 in 2000)

Chattanooga city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,000 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Chattanooga:

$147,000
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $176,867; Detached houses: $177,847; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,321; In 2-unit structures: $134,346; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $198,986; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,805; Mobile homes: $40,635

Median gross rent in 2012: $739.

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Chattanooga races chart
  • White alone - 93,855 (55.9%)
  • Black alone - 57,626 (34.3%)
  • Hispanic - 9,891 (5.9%)
  • Asian alone - 3,525 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2,524 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 278 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 121 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 49 (0.03%)

Races in Chattanooga detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chattanooga: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (10.5%), English (8.2%), Irish (8.1%), German (8.1%), Scottish (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1839

Elevation: 685 feet

Land area: 135.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,282 people per square mile   (low).

Chattanooga,TN real estate house value index trend

Chattanooga, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Chattanooga:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chattanooga city:

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

9,714 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  5.7%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 344 registered sex offenders living in Chattanooga, Tennessee as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chattanooga to the number of sex offenders is 498 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,576 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,498 (1.1%)

Chattanooga satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (101.7 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (487.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ridgeside, TN (1.1 miles ), East Ridge, TN (1.9 miles ), Lakeview, GA (2.2 miles ), Red Bank, TN (2.2 miles ), Rossville, GA (2.2 miles ), Rossville-Beverly Hills, GA (2.4 miles ), Lookout Mountain, TN (2.4 miles ), Lookout Mountain, GA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 413 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1998: 394 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 1999: 405 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2000: 480 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2001: 533 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2002: 549 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2004: 655 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 711 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2006: 668 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2007: 441 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2008: 262 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2009: 207 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2010: 206 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2011: 202 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2012: 247 buildings, average cost: $141,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.05 N, Longitude: 85.27 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Scenic City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +86,920 (+50.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 62,768 (83.9%)

Area code: 423

Chattanooga household income distribution Chattanooga home values distribution

Property values in Chattanooga, TN


Crime rates in Chattanooga by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 172624191123171120171824
per 100,000 11.116.615.112.17.014.710.87.111.79.910.414.2
Rapes 109861128912411611810263537836
per 100,000 71.454.870.756.879.374.175.365.836.730.745.221.3
Robberies 770765625464486442532524511535512385
per 100,000 504.5487.4394.3296.3310.6282.5339.4338.0297.8310.1296.9227.6
Assaults 1,8381,9291,6381,4011,3801,1731,2681,3721,2811,1879491,015
per 100,000 1204.21229.11033.4894.7882.0749.6809.0884.9746.5688.0550.3599.9
Burglaries 3,2713,2702,5742,3572,6042,1902,2732,3842,8432,9872,6912,503
per 100,000 2143.12083.61623.91505.11664.41399.51450.31537.61656.71731.21560.41479.4
Thefts 9,64911,0429,4629,30610,2859,3658,8769,0728,9378,9497,3507,338
per 100,000 6321.87035.85969.55942.76573.75984.85663.25851.35207.75186.74261.94337.2
Auto thefts 2,3302,2021,4321,4241,4501,0511,1261,0281,084913825794
per 100,000 1526.61403.1903.4909.3926.8671.7718.4663.0631.7529.2478.4469.3
Arson 102787262462310141613711
per 100,000 66.849.745.439.629.414.76.49.09.37.54.16.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 952.6964.1799.6720.1765.3682.9698.8707.3636.7617.4548.8524.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chattanooga detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 549 (470 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Chattanooga tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,694 (+1.8%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Chattanooga: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chattanooga-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1997, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Chattanooga city center injured 44 people and caused $45 million in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chattanooga-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from Chattanooga center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 178.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 276.7 miles away from Chattanooga center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 160.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chattanooga topographic map

Birthplace of: Jackson Guice - Artist, Samuel T. Francis - Journalist, Richard Slinger - Professional wrestler, William Timmons - Lobbyist, Reggie White - College football player, Usher Raymond - (born 1978), singer, actor, Ray Gordy - Professional wrestler, Ishmael Reed - Writer, Bessie Smith - (1894-1937), USA Blues singer, Orlando Lightfoot - Retired expatriate professional basketball player.

Main business address for: US XPRESS ENTERPRISES INC (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)), FIRST SECURITY GROUP INC/TN (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), COVENANT TRANSPORT INC (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)), UNUMPROVIDENT CORP (ACCIDENT & HEALTH INSURANCE), NEXT INC/TN (SERVICES-PERSONAL SERVICES), CHATTEM INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), COVISTA COMMUNICATIONS INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), CORNERSTONE BANCSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS) and 4 other public companies.

Hospitals in Chattanooga:

  • (CLOSED) COLUMIBA EAST RIDGE HOSP (provides emergency services, 941 SPRING CREEK RD)
  • ADVENTA HOSPICE INC (5959 SHALLOWFORD ROAD BLD 500A)
  • ERLANGER MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 975 E 3RD ST)
  • HOME-BOUND MEDICAL CARE (4355 HWY 58 SUITE 101)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2525 DESALES AVE)
  • MOCCASSIN BEND MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (100 MOCCASIN BEND ROAD)
  • ORANGE GROVE CENTER INC (916 GLENWOOD DRIVE A)
  • ORANGE GROVE CENTER/HIXSON PIK (2015 HIXSON PIKE)
  • PARKRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 2333 MCCALLIE AVE)
  • SISKIN HOSPITAL FOR PHYSICAL REHABILITATION (1 SISKIN PLAZA)

Airports and heliports located in Chattanooga:

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Amtrak station:

CHATTANOOGA (GREYHOUND STA., 960 AIRPORT RD.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Chattanooga:

  • 16 miles: Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Colleges/Universities in Chattanooga:

  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (Full-time enrollment: 10,158; Location: 615 McCallie Ave; Public; Website: www.utc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (FT enrollment: 6,827; Location: 4501 Amnicola Hwy; Public; Website: www.chattanoogastate.edu)
  • Tennessee Temple University (FT enrollment: 677; Location: 1815 Union Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.tntemple.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga (FT enrollment: 448; Location: 6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miller-motte.edu)
  • University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus (FT enrollment: 417; Location: 1208 Pointe Centre Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers (FT enrollment: 351; Location: 3805 Brainerd Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chattanoogacollege.edu)
  • Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga (FT enrollment: 298; Location: 721 Eastgate Loop Rd.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu/college/chattanooga-colleges-tennessee.cfm)
  • Richmont Graduate University (FT enrollment: 260; Location: 1815 McCallie Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.richmont.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga (FT enrollment: 196; Location: 5600 Brainerd Rd Suite G-1; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Chattanooga (FT enrollment: 76; Location: 2288 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 102; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chattanooga:

  • Southern Adventist University (about 13 miles; Collegedale, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,898)
  • Dalton State College (about 24 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Lee University (about 24 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 25 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 51 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Berry College (about 53 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 58 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)

Biggest public high schools in Chattanooga:

Biggest private high schools in Chattanooga:

  • CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,102; Location: 3354 CHARGER DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BAYLOR SCHOOL (Students: 1,072; Location: 171 BAYLOR SCHOOL RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • BOYD-BUCHANAN SCHOOL (Students: 935; Location: 4626 BONNIEWAY DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SILVERDALE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 750; Location: 7236 BONNY OAKS DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 205 ISLAND AVE; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
  • NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 2701 VERMONT AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • TENNESSE TEMPLE ACADEMY (Students: 338; Location: 1800 BAILEY AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • DAVID BRAINERD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 223; Location: 7553 IGOU GAP RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 4601 NORTH TER; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HAMILTON HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 76; Location: 2201 HICKORY VALLEY RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Chattanooga:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Chattanooga:

  • ST JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 930 ASHLAND TER; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 394; Location: 7815 SHALLOWFORD RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • BRIGHT SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 1950 HIXSON PIKE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 505 S MOORE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BRAINERD BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 300 BROOKFIELD AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • BELVOIR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 225; Location: 800 BELVOIR AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 7525 MIN TOM DR; Grades: PK - 5)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 1080 MCCALLIE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETERS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 848 ASHLAND TER; Grades: PK - 5)
  • HICKORY VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 6605 SHALLOWFORD RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Chattanooga, School District: HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add under churches map: Chattanooga Community Church, 6528 Old Dayton Pike, Hixson, TN 37343
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga now has 3 doctoral programs: Computational Engineering, Physical Therapy, and Education. added by flith
  • Add to Colleges and Universities: Psychological Studies Institute. SACS accredited Graduate program in Christian Counseling. Location 1815 McCallie Ave Chattanooga. website www.psy.edu

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Notable locations in Chattanooga: Concord Golf Course (A), Wauhatchie Yards (B), Valleybrook Golf and Country Club (C), Moccasin Bend Golf Course (D), Moccasin Bend Gun Club (E), Lookout Valley Recreational Vehicle Park (F), Harry Debutts Yards (G), Chattanooga Golf and Country Club (H), Mountain Creek Horse Farm (I), Rivermont Golf and Country Club (J), Reflection Riding (K), Moccasin Bend Sewage Treatment Plant (L), Worley (M), Tennessee Aquarium (N), Privateer Yacht Club (O), Wauhatchie (P), Shipps Yards (Q), Montclair Golf Course (R), McCarty Station (S), Brainerd Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Willow Plaza Shopping Center (1), Treasure Cove Shopping Center (2), Town and Country Shopping Center (3), Plaza 58 Shopping Center (4), Perimeter Place Shopping Center (5), Northgate Crossing Shopping Center (6), Lee Plaza East Shopping Center (7), Lake Hills Shopping Center (8), Highway 58 Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Chattanooga include: FIRST SECURITY GROUP INC/TN (A), COVENANT TRANSPORT INC (B), UNUMPROVIDENT CORP (C), NEXT INC/TN (D), CHATTEM INC (E), COVISTA COMMUNICATIONS INC (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chattanooga include: Fairview Church (A), Silver Creek Church (B), Ridgeview Church (C), Rivermont Church (D), Riverside Church (E), Delashmitt Road Church (F), Saint James Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Saint Lukes Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Summit Cemetery (1), Tall Hill Cemetery (2), Thompson Cemetery (3), Tittle Cemetery (4), Varnell Cemetery (5), Jones Cemetery (6), Walker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Junior (A), Baylor Lake (B), McCallie Lake (C), Lake Lookout (D), Read Lake (E), Pan Gap Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mackey Branch (A), Isbill Branch (B), West Chickamauga Creek (C), Friar Branch (D), Dry Branch (E), Dobbs Branch (F), Citico Creek (G), North Chickamauga Creek (H), Lookout Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chattanooga include: Williams Island State Archaeological Park (1), Orchard Knob Reservation (2), Darwin Field (3), South Stadium (4), Engel Stadium (5), Ross Landing City Park (6), Lincoln Park (7), Boynton Park (8), Fountain Square (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hunter Museum of American Art (10 Bluff View Street) (1), Innovative Miniatures (Museums; 7616 Lee Highway) (2), International Towing & Recovery Museum (3315 Broad Street) (3), Houston Museum of Decorative Arts (201 High Street) (4), African-American Museum (200 East Mill King Boulevard) (5), Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (1301 Riverfront Parkway) (6), Creative Discovery Museum (321 Chestnut Street) (7), Chattanooga Regional History Museum (400 Chestnut Street) (8), Dragon Dreams Museum & Gift Shop (6724 East Brainerd Road Suite A) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1441 North Smith Road) (1), Crystal Air Sport Motel (4328 Cummings Highway) (2), Hampton Inn Chattanooga I-75 North (7013 Shallowford Road) (3), Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel (6700 Ringgold Road) (4), Courtyard Chattanooga (2210 Bams Drive) (5), Hamilton Inn (2717 Rossville Boulevard) (6), Gardens Restaurant (1400 Market Street) (7), Days Inn Lookout MTN (3801 Cummings Highway) (8), Day's Inn (6510 Ringgold Rd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Judicial Branch- Magistrate Judges (Federal Building) (1), United States Government - Judicial Branch- District Judges- Edgar R Allan Federal Buil (Federal Building) (2), Courts - Federal - District Court- Clerk's Office Information (900 Georgia Avenue) (3), United States Government - Judicial Branch- Probation Office (Federal Building) (4), United States Government - Judicial Branch- District Judges- Collier Curtis L Federal Buil (Federal Building) (5), Tennessee State Government - Barker Justice William M- Judicial Department- Supreme Court-Just (540 McCallie Avenue) (6), Hamilton County Juvenile Court (1600 East 3rd Street) (7), Hamilton County Government - Juvenile Court- Child Support Division-A (1221 East Main Street) (8), Hamilton County Government - Juvenile Court Clerk- Child Support Divi (1221 East Main Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.8. This is about average.

City:

83.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.30

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 5.46. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.46
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.93
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chattanooga and their reported violations in the past:

WHITWELL WATER DEPT (Population served: 6,818, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2011), St Civil Case under development (FEB-15-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011), St Civil Case under development (FEB-15-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-03-2008), St Civil Case under development (FEB-15-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-03-2008), St Civil Case under development (FEB-15-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2006), St Civil Case under development (FEB-15-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (2 times from JAN-22-2009 to JAN-25-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2009), St Civil Case under development (FEB-15-2012)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2006)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2005)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2005)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2005)
  • One other older monitoring violation
RIVER LANDING DEVELOPMENT (Population served: 52, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2011)
RAFT ONE WHITEWATER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RIVERSIDE CATFISH HOUSE (Population served: 30, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chattanooga that have no violations reported:

  • TENNESSEE AMERICAN WATER COMPANY (Population served: 187,119, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • EASTSIDE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 48,850, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • SUCK CREEK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 598, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.2%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.1%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Chattanooga in 2010:

  • 2,963 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,399 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,212 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 601 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 514 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 271 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 126 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 109 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 82 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 75 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 54 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 29 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in Chattanooga in 2000:

  • 1,869 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,225 people in nursing homes
  • 1,035 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 819 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 234 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 186 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 157 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 104 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 32 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 29 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 24 people in halfway houses
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in military ships
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Chattanooga, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Chattanooga compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • McKenzie Arena. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Banks with most branches in Chattanooga (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: 18 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: 14 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Tennessee Bank, National Association: 14 branches. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $24,563.4 mil, Deposits: $16,402.1 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 180 total offices, Holding Company: First Horizon National Corporation
  • FSGBANK, National Association: Highway 58 Branch, East Ridge Branch, Chattanooga Branch, Fsgbank, National Association, Gunbarrel Road Branch. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $1,111.8 mil, Deposits: $1,020.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Group, Inc.
  • First Volunteer Bank of Tennessee: First Volunteer Bank Of Tennessee, Shallowford Road Branch, Highway 58 Branch, Gunbarrel Branch. Info updated 2008/10/30: Bank assets: $641.6 mil, Deposits: $561.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: First Volunteer Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Market Street Branch, Chattanooga Branch, Gunbarrel Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Broad Branch, Chattanooga Main Branch, Gunbarrel Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Bank: Chattanooga Branch, at 2021 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Suite A, Firstbank Mortgage. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $2,074.4 mil, Deposits: $1,734.5 mil, headquarters in Lexington, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Northwest Georgia Bank: Hamilton Place Office at 7442 Shallowford Road, branch established on 1902/12/01; Manufacturer's Road Branch at 319 Manufacturer's Road, branch established on 2008/09/08. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $523.8 mil, Deposits: $427.4 mil, headquarters in Ringgold, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: N W Services Corporation
  • 5 other banks with 7 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

  • Chatt Choo Choo Holiday Inn BLDG 1-2, 1400 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 , Phone: (423) 266-5000, Fax: (423) 265-4635
  • Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott, 2345 Shallowford Vlg Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421 , Phone: (423) 499-3800, Fax: (423) 499-6221
  • Holiday Inn Southeast, 6700 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412 , Phone: (423) 892-8100, Fax: (423) 499-5555
  • Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Two Carter Plz, Chattanooga, TN 37402 , Phone: (423) 756-0002, Fax: (423) 266-5147
  • Courtyard By Marriott, 2210 Bams Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421 , Phone: (423) 499-4400, Fax: (423) 499-2642
  • Days Inn, 2350 Shallowford Village Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421 , Phone: (423) 664-1016, Fax: (423) 664-1017
  • Quality Suites, 7324 Shallowford Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421 , Phone: (423) 892-1500, Fax: (423) 892-0111
  • Econo Lodge/airport, 7421 Bonny Oaks Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421 , Phone: (423) 499-9550, Fax: (423) 499-9550
  • 66 other hotels and motels
All 74 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Chattanooga travel time to work - commute Chattanooga mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Chattanooga:

(Chattanooga, Tennessee Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Chattanooga city (based on Hamilton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.22%
Here: 58.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church
Adherents37.1%13.7%11.0%5.6%5.5%
Congregations26.1%11.3%0.5%11.6%1.6%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.9%3.8%3.5%3.2%12.7%
Congregations3.5%3.0%9.4%3.0%30.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 68
Hamilton County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Hamilton County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 156
Hamilton County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 259
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

28.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 111$491,919$53,1807$9,066
Other Government Administration 61$278,763$54,83915$22,798
Judicial and Legal 34$154,336$54,4721$1,793
Police Protection - Officers 413$1,602,056$46,5490$0
Police - Other 98$290,437$35,56432$18,952
Firefighters 368$1,402,267$45,7260$0
Fire - Other 38$108,343$34,2140$0
Streets and Highways 189$658,688$41,8210$0
Welfare 153$409,227$32,09645$29,555
Health 14$66,608$57,0931$2,181
Solid Waste Management 85$237,715$33,5600$0
Sewerage 265$846,787$38,3451$1,122
Parks and Recreation 193$568,626$35,355143$110,603
Housing and Community Development(Local) 26$86,658$39,9960$0
Natural Resources 8$25,650$38,4750$0
Electric Power 501$3,320,258$79,5272$3,073
Transit 171$600,891$42,16834$38,526
Local Libraries 62$228,136$44,15522$23,499
Other and Unallocable 79$254,776$38,7001$1,636
Totals for Government 2,869$11,632,141$48,653304$262,804

Chattanooga government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,172,000 ($52.91)
    Air Transportation: $7,327,000 ($42.26)
    General - Other: $805,000 ($4.64)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $417,301,000 ($2407.05)
    Police Protection: $38,797,000 ($223.79)
    Sewerage: $33,491,000 ($193.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,593,000 ($141.86)
    General - Other: $22,764,000 ($131.31)
    Transit Utilities: $20,232,000 ($116.70)
    Central Staff Services: $20,069,000 ($115.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,553,000 ($95.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,713,000 ($79.10)
    Regular Highways: $12,274,000 ($70.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,887,000 ($62.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,409,000 ($42.74)
    Financial Administration: $6,681,000 ($38.54)
    Air Transportation: $5,712,000 ($32.95)
    Libraries: $5,215,000 ($30.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,206,000 ($24.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,036,000 ($17.51)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,711,000 ($15.64)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,612,000 ($15.07)
    Health - Other: $1,406,000 ($8.11)
    General Public Buildings: $821,000 ($4.74)
    Parking Facilities: $437,000 ($2.52)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $491,000 ($2.83)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $204,829,000 ($1181.48)
    Corporate Bonds: $27,934,000 ($161.13)
    Benefit Payments: $26,551,000 ($153.15)
    Other Investments - Other: $26,226,000 ($151.28)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $12,922,000 ($74.54)
    Withdrawals: $573,000 ($3.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,442,000 ($123.68)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks and Recreation: $1,037,000 ($5.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,929,000 ($45.74)
    Police Protection: $3,726,000 ($21.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,337,000 ($13.48)
    General Public Building: $2,198,000 ($12.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,015,000 ($5.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $907,000 ($5.23)
    Central Staff Services: $539,000 ($3.11)
    Transit Utilities: $500,000 ($2.88)
    Financial Administration: $203,000 ($1.17)
    Health - Other: $183,000 ($1.06)
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000 ($0.63)
    Libraries: $53,000 ($0.31)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($0.29)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $153,526,000 ($885.56)

Chattanooga government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,240,000 ($243.65)
    Air Transportation: $6,765,000 ($39.02)
    All Other: $6,033,000 ($34.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,552,000 ($32.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,910,000 ($16.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,204,000 ($12.71)
    Parking Facilities: $1,303,000 ($7.52)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $62,017,000 ($357.72)
    From Parent Local Government: $9,729,000 ($56.12)
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,850,000 ($22.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,983,000 ($46.05)
    Transit Utilities: $5,536,000 ($31.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,486,000 ($20.11)
    All Other: $1,919,000 ($11.07)
    Air Transportation: $630,000 ($3.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $36,165,000 ($208.60)
    All Other: $5,116,000 ($29.51)
    Transit Utilities: $4,131,000 ($23.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $17,336,000 ($100.00)
    Interest Earnings: $7,658,000 ($44.17)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,794,000 ($21.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,060,000 ($17.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,631,000 ($15.18)
    Sale of Property: $1,335,000 ($7.70)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $422,143,000 ($2434.98)
    Transit Utilities: $4,425,000 ($25.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,641,000 ($113.29)
    All Other: $8,273,000 ($47.72)
    Highways: $4,920,000 ($28.38)
    Public Welfare: $3,746,000 ($21.61)
    Transit Utilities: $2,608,000 ($15.04)
  • Tax - Property: $87,305,000 ($503.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,394,000 ($36.88)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,482,000 ($25.85)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,016,000 ($23.16)
    Other License: $2,413,000 ($13.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,756,000 ($10.13)
    Motor Vehicle License: $373,000 ($2.15)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $219,000 ($1.26)

Chattanooga government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $488,831,000 ($2819.65)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $476,650,000 ($2749.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $147,186,000 ($848.99)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $146,186,000 ($843.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,822,000 ($137.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,641,000 ($67.15)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000 ($5.77)

Chattanooga government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,408,000 ($146.56)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $162,694,000 ($938.44)
    Total Federal Securities: $18,976,000 ($109.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $162,305,000 ($936.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $163,259,000 ($941.70)

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($336 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Catoosa County, GA  0.41% ($33,964 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  0.33% ($27,182)
from Bradley County, TN  0.32% ($33,135)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($281 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catoosa County, GA  0.49% ($35,132 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  0.32% ($29,439)
to Bradley County, TN  0.31% ($33,979)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chattanooga:

  • WNOO (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: PYE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLMR (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: GRACE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJOC (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARAH MARGARETT FRYAR)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDEF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC)
  • WDOD (1310 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WUUS (980 AM; 1 kW; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chattanooga:

  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W284AE (104.7 FM; ORCHARD HILLS, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLOV-FM1 (97.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • W241AF (96.1 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJTT (94.3 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: BREWER BROAD/TING OF CHATTANOOGA INC)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)

TV broadcast stations around Chattanooga:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRCB-TV (Channel 3; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • WTVC (Channel 9; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOOT-LP (Channel 6; CHATTANOOGA, ETC., TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCNT-LP (Channel 65; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WYHB-CA (Channel 39; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: YING HUA BENNS)
  • W66CG (Channel 66; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W21BZ (Channel 21; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRNG-LP (Channel 63; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chattanooga fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 427
Total length: 3,216 meters (10,551ft)
Total costs: $402,057,000
Total average daily traffic: 12,870,120
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,321,329

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 5
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 15
  • 1930-1939: 19
  • 1940-1949: 12
  • 1950-1959: 82
  • 1960-1969: 129
  • 1970-1979: 36
  • 1980-1989: 65
  • 1990-1999: 29
  • 2000-2009: 30
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chattanooga, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chattanooga)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 676 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chattanooga, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 632 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chattanooga)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Chattanooga)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 158 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED761$125,246846$161,0512,523$153,258120$68,66128$1,348,224618$123,9824$42,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$129,49149$174,927219$145,63412$54,4051$1,698,18027$103,4492$31,405
APPLICATIONS DENIED128$120,564167$122,2121,010$133,517109$38,8033$562,667150$96,9767$70,529
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN123$123,842153$156,463698$149,24219$63,0030$071$96,2644$77,448
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS48$124,68337$127,313208$145,6436$58,3600$034$79,5441$91,130

Detailed mortgage data for all 51 tracts in Chattanooga, TN

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED133$169,44287$163,6304$94,465
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED45$145,73536$184,7849$116,557
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$179,74130$211,6761$139,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$148,75113$190,9041$86,530
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$222,4163$163,5831$43,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 961
  • Hazardous Condition: 811
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Chattanooga

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chattanooga, TN
Most common first names in Chattanooga, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,28571.1 years
William1,92873.1 years
Mary1,91978.5 years
John1,78573.8 years
Robert1,22971.4 years
Charles1,05271.5 years
George75474.4 years
Willie72375.2 years
Thomas62472.6 years
Margaret56378.9 years
Most common last names in Chattanooga, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,26974.9 years
Johnson69174.2 years
Jones68174.4 years
Brown67576.0 years
Williams61972.6 years
Davis60272.8 years
Wilson40177.3 years
Jackson38173.5 years
Harris35974.0 years
Moore34173.3 years
Businesses in Chattanooga, TN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger1
ALDO1La Quinta2
AMF Bowling1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T6Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture2
Abercrombie Kids1LensCrafters3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware7Long John Silver's2
Advance Auto Parts3Lowe's1
Aeropostale2MainStay1
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott6
Ann Taylor2Marshalls1
Applebee's4MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's5Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's11
Audi1Men's Wearhouse3
AutoZone5Microtel1
Avenue1Motel 63
BMW1Motherhood Maternity1
Bakers1New Balance5
Banana Republic1Nike22
Barnes & Noble1Nissan2
Baskin-Robbins3Office Depot2
Bath & Body Works3Old Navy1
Baymont Inn1Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback2
Ben & Jerry's1Outback Steakhouse2
Best Western2Pac Sun1
Blockbuster4Panera Bread3
Brookstone1Papa John's Pizza2
Budget Car Rental1Payless3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Penske3
Burger King7PetSmart1
CVS9Pier 1 Imports1
Casual Male XL1Pizza Hut7
Catherines2Plato's Closet1
Charlotte Russe1Popeyes2
Chevrolet2Publix Super Markets1
Chick-Fil-A5Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Chico's1Quality2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos6
Church's Chicken2RadioShack5
Clarion2Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster2
Coldwater Creek1Red Robin1
Comfort Inn4Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid5
Cracker Barrel1Rodeway Inn1
Cricket Wireless6Rooms To Go1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen1Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza3SONIC Drive-In7
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge3Sears5
Eddie Bauer1Sephora1
Express1Sheraton1
Extended Stay America1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx50Sleep Inn1
Finish Line2Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel1
Foot Locker1Staples2
Ford3Starbucks5
Forever 211Steak 'n Shake2
GNC6Subaru1
GameStop4Subway26
Gap2Super 84
Goodwill2T-Mobile9
Gymboree2T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block10T.J.Maxx2
Hardee's4Taco Bell9
Haworth1Talbots1
Hilton4Target1
Hobby Lobby1The Limited1
Holiday Inn6Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Honda1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul9
Hyundai1UPS43
IHOP1Vans5
InTown Suites2Verizon Wireless1
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret2
JCPenney2Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House10
Jones New York6Walgreens7
Journeys1Walmart4
Justice1Wendy's9
KFC5Wet Seal1
Kincaid1Whole Foods Market1
Kmart1Wingate1
Knights Inn3YMCA5
Kohl's1

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  • #19 (37350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable dividends in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #30 (37350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #39 (37351) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Croatian first ancestries"
  • #40 (37402) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #40 (37412) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Yugoslavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #46 (37421) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #63 (37402) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #65 (37402) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average net capital gain/loss (pop 1,000+)"
  • #71 (37350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 1,000+)"
  • #74 (37351) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Canadian first ancestries"
  • #84 (37404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #85 (37350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #86 (37350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Latvian first ancestries"
  • #96 (37343) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Iraqi first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (37402) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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