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Catoosa County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2021: 68,397 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 53,282 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,192
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,679
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,737
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,604 (it was 4,688 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 162 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Catoosa County: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.9%), Manufacturing (15.3%), Retail trade (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Catoosa County, GA (2021)
    • 60,38988.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,7134.0%Two or more races
    • 2,2353.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,4042.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1341.7%Asian alone
    • 3390.5%Some other race alone
    • 780.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 310.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Georgia median age:

37.5 years
Males: 32,747  (47.9%)
Females: 35,650  (52.1%)
Average household size:
Catoosa County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $65,576 ($39,998 in 1999)
This county:

$65,576
Georgia:

$66,559

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $701 (lower quartile is $535, upper quartile is $1,016)
This county:

$701
State:

$970


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $226,200 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Catoosa:

$226,200
Georgia:

$249,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,500 - $319,800

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $259,875
Here:

$259,875
State:

$321,242

Townhouses or other attached units: $171,504
Here:

$171,504
State:

$287,739

In 2-unit structures: $124,801
Here:

$124,801
State:

$236,344

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,604
Here:

$132,604
State:

$211,272

Mobile homes: $70,227
Here:

$70,227
State:

$83,555

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,279
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 424

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 54
  • Burglaries: 85
  • Thefts: 333
  • Auto thefts: 71

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 83
  • Burglaries: 105
  • Thefts: 372
  • Auto thefts: 72
Catoosa County, GA map from a distance

Health of residents in Catoosa County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2021:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
66.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
45.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
41.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
66.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 252 buildings, average cost: $213,700
  • 2020: 261 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2019: 267 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2018: 230 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2017: 192 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2016: 158 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2015: 145 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2014: 116 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2012: 116 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2011: 81 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2010: 94 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2009: 113 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2008: 234 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2007: 299 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2006: 475 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2005: 713 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2004: 631 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2003: 496 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2002: 509 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2001: 431 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2000: 410 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 1999: 385 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1998: 478 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 1997: 491 buildings, average cost: $98,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Catoosa, GA residents
Average permit cost in Catoosa, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,647 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,131 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Catoosa, GA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Catoosa, GA in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Catoosa, GA in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 11.0%
Catoosa County:

11.0%
Georgia:

14.0%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Black residents, 3.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.7% for American Indian residents, 1.9% for other race residents, 3.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 40.1 years old
(Males: 39.0 years old, Females: 40.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.2 years old, Black residents: 40.4 years old, American Indian residents: 33.9 years old, Asian residents: 36.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.9 years old, Other race residents: 33.3 years old)

Area name: Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Catoosa County is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $584 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.

Cities in this county include: Boynton Ridge, Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa Springs, Lakeview, Ringgold, Indian Springs.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Catoosa County: Tate Mill (A), Cook Mill (B), Lake Winfield Scott Campground (C), Brasstown Bald Recreation Site (D), Sasebee Cove Scenic Area (E), Nottely Dock (F), Mulky Gap Camping Area (G), Cooper Creek Recreation Site (H), Mulky Recreation Site (I), Robert W Woodruff Scout Reservation (J), Canal Lake Bible Camp (K), Blue Ridge Ranger Station (L), Gooch Gap Trail Shelter (M), Georgia Mountain Experiment Station (N), Union County Fire Department Station 6 (O), Union County Fire Department Station 8 (P), Union County Fire Department Station 12 (Q), Union County Fire Department Station 9 (R), Union County Fire Department Station 7 (S), Union County Fire Department Station 11 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Catoosa County include: Bethany Church (A), Union Baptist Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Pine Top Church (D), New Hope Church (E), Ivylog Church (F), House of Prayer Church (G), Harmony Church (H), Full Gospel Tabernacle (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: White Cemetery (1), Willis Cemetery (2), Woody Cemetery (3), New Hope Cemetery (4), Casteel Cemetery (5), Butt Cemetery (6), Cavender Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Woodruff (A), Dean Pond (B), Bowen Lake (C), Caldwell Lake (D), Lake Trahlyta (E), Nottely Lake (F), Lake Winfield Scott (G), Woody Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wellborn Creek (A), Watts Creek (B), Walker Branch (C), Turkey Creek (D), Trackrock Branch (E), Townsend Branch (F), Town Creek (G), Totherow Branch (H), Tom Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Catoosa County include: Reece State Memorial (1), Chattahoochee Purchase Unit (2), Cooper Creek Scenic Area (3), Plott Cove Reserve Nature Area (4), Coopers Creek Wildlife Management Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Benton County, Mississippi , Jackson County, Alabama , Lawrence County, Alabama , York County, South Carolina , Montgomery County, Arkansas , Pittsburg County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

2.9%
Georgia:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Catoosa, GA
County total employment by year in Catoosa, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Catoosa, GA

Current college students: 2,014
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,054 (77.6% naturalized citizens)

Catoosa County:

3.0%
Whole state:

10.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4022010 or later
  • 4412000 to 2009
  • 5651990 to 1999
  • 2301980 to 1989
  • 1641970 to 1979
  • 176Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 26.8%

Catoosa County marital status for males Catoosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,380
  • One, attached: 833
  • Two: 1,644
  • 3 or 4: 1,106
  • 5 to 9: 309
  • 10 to 19: 621
  • 20 to 49: 792
  • 50 or more: 80
  • Mobile homes: 2,530

Housing units in Catoosa County with a mortgage: 11,966 (957 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 298 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 253

Here:

4.2% with mortgage
State:

98.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Catoosa County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,95048
Mainline Protestant2,81511
Catholic5231
Black Protestant1851
Other71
None44,462-
Catoosa County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Catoosa County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Catoosa County:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

4.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Catoosa County:

10.2%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Catoosa County:

29.6%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Catoosa County:

Average size of farms: 92 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $81,807
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $106.79
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $55,688
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,839
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.02%

Tornado activity:

Catoosa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 5369946.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Catoosa County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 109% greater 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from Catoosa County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 169.7 miles away from Catoosa County 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 236.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1973: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 18, 2009 to October 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1858: September 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1020: March 31, 1994, FEMA Id: 1020, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: February 10, 1990 to February 24, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-857: February 23, 1990, FEMA Id: 857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Catoosa County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Catoosa

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,398 (73.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,696 (9.2%)
  • Bus: 12 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 112 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 97 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 3,044 (16.6%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • India (12%)
  • Russia (9%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (7%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Catoosa County


  • American (27%)
  • English (25%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (9%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Catoosa County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 243 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 181 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in college/university student housing
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Catoosa County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 239 people in nursing homes
  • 95 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $62,782.

9.69% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($51,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.69%
Georgia average:

10.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.01% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($19,459 average AGI)
5.68% relocated from other states ($31,562 average AGI)
Catoosa County:

5.68%
Georgia average:

3.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Hamilton County, TN  3.28% ($52,966 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  2.10% ($42,734)
from Whitfield County, GA  0.85% ($45,110)
from Bradley County, TN  0.16% ($41,892)
from Murray County, GA  0.11% ($36,500)
from Cobb County, GA  0.10% ($70,261)
from Dade County, GA  0.08% ($26,900)


8.90% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($49,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
Georgia average:

9.60%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.80% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($18,970 average AGI)
5.11% relocated to other states ($30,078 average AGI)
Catoosa County:

5.11%
Georgia average:

3.15%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Hamilton County, TN  2.53% ($55,875 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  2.16% ($44,124)
to Whitfield County, GA  0.77% ($48,171)
to Bradley County, TN  0.23% ($42,868)
to Murray County, GA  0.10% ($29,652)
to Cobb County, GA  0.09% ($48,950)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Catoosa County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Catoosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Catoosa County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Catoosa County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Catoosa County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Catoosa County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Catoosa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,066 (7,287 aged, 1,779 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,358 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Catoosa County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (828)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (826)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (697)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (690)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (422)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (300)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (248)
  • Unspecified dementia (179)
  • Congestive heart failure (136)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,425
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 491
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,924

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,373
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 852

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 89.7
  • Other - 42.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 68,397
  • Male householders: 14,151 (2,233 living alone), Female householders: 12,713 (2,876 living alone)
  • 14,772 spouses (14,729 opposite-sex spouses), 1,996 unmarried partners, (1,911 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,434 children (18,434 natural, 601 adopted, 399 stepchildren), 1,121 grandchildren, 159 brothers or sisters, 307 parents, 134 foster children, 1,556 other relatives, 1,691 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 363

Size of family households: 8,781 2-persons, 4,384 3-persons, 4,349 4-persons, 1,251 5-persons, 758 6-persons, 268 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,109 1-person, 1,526 2-persons, 256 3-persons, 182 4-persons.

10,284 married couples with children.
3,150 single-parent households (694 men, 2,456 women).

95.4% of residents of Catoosa speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $172,851,000 ($2,888 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,284,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $96,667,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,067,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $155,000
Federal grants: $30,803,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,307,000 ($237,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,852,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $842,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $26,375,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,091,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,790
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,557
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +162
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,254
Here:

+103 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Catoosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.65 millions of gallons per day (92% from ground, 8% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.6

Year house built in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • 2662020 or later
  • 3,8732010 to 2019
  • 7,0772000 to 2009
  • 5,7291990 to 1999
  • 3,4971980 to 1989
  • 3,1361970 to 1979
  • 2,3591960 to 1969
  • 5671950 to 1959
  • 5101940 to 1949
  • 1,2811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3893 rooms
  • 9434 rooms
  • 3,2685 rooms
  • 4,8786 rooms
  • 2,7797 rooms
  • 2,6078 rooms
  • 4,5369+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • 2581 room
  • 1672 rooms
  • 1,4323 rooms
  • 2,3304 rooms
  • 1,7155 rooms
  • 1,2716 rooms
  • 1397 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 1529+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 541 bedroom
  • 2,7232 bedrooms
  • 11,4273 bedrooms
  • 3,8134 bedrooms
  • 1,3835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
  • 258no bedroom
  • 1,0211 bedroom
  • 3,5752 bedrooms
  • 2,3243 bedrooms
  • 2864 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Catoosa County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Catoosa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Catoosa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 619no vehicle
  • 3,2421 vehicle
  • 7,6422 vehicles
  • 4,8123 vehicles
  • 2,2204 vehicles
  • 8655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Catoosa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Catoosa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 252no vehicle
  • 2,5471 vehicle
  • 3,6132 vehicles
  • 9003 vehicles
  • 1524 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.1% of Catoosa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Georgia.

Catoosa County:

87.1%
State average:

86.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 21,876
  • Other state: 43,474
  • Northeast: 2,049
  • Midwest: 3,890
  • South: 34,481
  • West: 3,054
Year householders moved into unit in Catoosa County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Catoosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.7%Electricity
  • 17.6%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 88.4%Electricity
  • 8.4%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 839
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 353
Here:

9.1%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 347
Here:

14.6%
Georgia:

19.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Catoosa County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,207,000
    General Public Buildings: $538,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Police Protection: $66,000
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,550,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,533,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,395,000
    General - Other: $2,773,000
    Regular Highways: $2,126,000
    Financial Administration: $1,921,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,020,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Libraries: $659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $174,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,150,000
    General Local Government Support: $449,000
    Other: $38,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $175,000
    Other - General - Other: $77,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,817,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,812,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,377,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,518,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,385,000
    Rents: $174,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $396,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    General - Other: $256,000
    Libraries: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,695,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,585,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    General Local Government Support: $73,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,538,000
    Property: $11,933,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,695,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Other License: $317,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $290,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000

Catoosa County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,207,000
    General Public Buildings: $538,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Police Protection: $66,000
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,550,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,533,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,395,000
    General - Other: $2,773,000
    Regular Highways: $2,126,000
    Financial Administration: $1,921,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,020,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Libraries: $659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $174,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,150,000
    General Local Government Support: $449,000
    Other: $38,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $175,000
    Other - General - Other: $77,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,817,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,812,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,377,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,518,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,385,000
    Rents: $174,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $396,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    General - Other: $256,000
    Libraries: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,695,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,585,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    General Local Government Support: $73,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,538,000
    Property: $11,933,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,695,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Other License: $317,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $290,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000

Catoosa County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,207,000
    General Public Buildings: $538,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Police Protection: $66,000
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,550,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,533,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,395,000
    General - Other: $2,773,000
    Regular Highways: $2,126,000
    Financial Administration: $1,921,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,020,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Libraries: $659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $174,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,150,000
    General Local Government Support: $449,000
    Other: $38,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $175,000
    Other - General - Other: $77,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,817,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,812,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,377,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,518,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,385,000
    Rents: $174,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $396,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    General - Other: $256,000
    Libraries: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,695,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,585,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    General Local Government Support: $73,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,538,000
    Property: $11,933,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,695,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Other License: $317,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $290,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000

Catoosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,207,000
    General Public Buildings: $538,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Police Protection: $66,000
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,550,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,533,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,395,000
    General - Other: $2,773,000
    Regular Highways: $2,126,000
    Financial Administration: $1,921,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,020,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Libraries: $659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $174,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,150,000
    General Local Government Support: $449,000
    Other: $38,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $175,000
    Other - General - Other: $77,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,817,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,812,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,377,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,518,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,385,000
    Rents: $174,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $396,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    General - Other: $256,000
    Libraries: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,695,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,585,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    General Local Government Support: $73,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,538,000
    Property: $11,933,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,695,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Other License: $317,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $290,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,017
  • Number of aged recipients: 89
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 928
  • Number of recipients under 18: 154
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 676
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 187
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 425
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 435
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full 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 ORIGINATED310$129,610225$132,3601,021$138,91169$24,5654$597,500169$118,27826$56,538
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$142,81313$137,23169$134,1743$4,3330$02$104,5003$70,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$111,96345$114,844381$140,02433$25,6970$021$81,52423$63,087
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN59$114,61030$119,167337$145,11612$74,3330$05$107,6003$52,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$119,50014$137,64374$154,5005$50,2000$03$88,0005$62,200
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$136,00060$157,7000$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$248,38526$153,8852$86,5001$63,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$169,83317$173,9410$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$184,6675$121,2000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$101,0001$115,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Catoosa, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Catoosa, GA - Value
Most common first names in Catoosa County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James65271.2 years
William51772.8 years
Mary40776.0 years
John40072.1 years
Charles30769.7 years
Robert28270.2 years
George18773.9 years
Thomas17072.1 years
Betty12770.1 years
Dorothy12275.8 years
Most common last names in Catoosa County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27472.0 years
Brown18573.9 years
Williams17875.8 years
Johnson14373.0 years
Davis11874.6 years
Jones11574.6 years
Wilson10072.8 years
Harris9972.5 years
Clark9177.2 years
White7278.0 years
Businesses in Catoosa County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware2Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's3
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Baskin-Robbins1Panera Bread1
Baymont Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster2Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
CVS2Quality1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Chick-Fil-A1Ruby Tuesday1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
Cricket Wireless1SAS Shoes1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In2
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza2Steak 'n Shake1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway5
FedEx9Super 82
GNC1T-Mobile3
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill1U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS8
Hardee's2Vans1
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Waffle House3
IHOP1Walgreens3
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's3
Kmart1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

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