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Catoosa County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 65,621 (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: 405 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Catoosa County: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Catoosa County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 31,842  (48.5%)
Females: 33,779  (51.5%)
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Catoosa County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Catoosa County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $51,012 ($39,998 in 1999)

This county:

$51,012
Georgia:

$51,244

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $448, upper quartile is $738)
This county:

$549
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $137,500 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Catoosa:

$137,500
Georgia:

$159,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,700 - $189,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,152
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $346

Institutionalized population: 424

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 54
  • Burglaries: 189
  • Thefts: 594
  • Auto thefts: 172
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 410 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2001: 431 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2002: 509 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2003: 496 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 631 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2007: 299 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2008: 234 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2009: 113 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2010: 94 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2011: 81 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2012: 116 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2014: 116 buildings, average cost: $191,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,231 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $871 (0.7%)

Catoosa County household income distribution in 2009 Catoosa County home values distribution Catoosa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.5%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 83.2% for American Indian residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 4.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.5%
Catoosa County:

9.5%
Georgia:

17.0%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.4% for American Indian residents, 30.9% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 64 years old, American Indian residents: 59 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 16 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,014
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 897 (34% naturalized citizens)

Catoosa County:

1.7%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 171
  • 1990 to 1994: 156
  • 1985 to 1989: 174
  • 1980 to 1984: 56
  • 1975 to 1979: 135
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 47
  • 1965 to 1969: 129
Note: State values scaled to Catoosa County population

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: 15,774
  • One, attached: 178
  • Two: 535
  • 3 or 4: 539
  • 5 to 9: 755
  • 10 to 19: 165
  • 20 or more: 228
  • Mobile homes: 3,611
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Catoosa County with a mortgage: 8,647 (785 second mortgage, 785 home equity loan, 27 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,617

Here:

70.5% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Catoosa County

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 slightly above Georgia 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 39.5 miles away from Catoosa 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 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 169.7 miles away from the 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
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 158.9 miles away from Catoosa County 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 286.6 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 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
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Catoosa County (11) is near the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • Thailand (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Catoosa County (%):

  • United States or American (37%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (12%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Catoosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,855 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 3,047 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 200 (1%)
  • Other means: 174 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 369 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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)

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,581.

8.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.28%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.38% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($12,020 average AGI)
4.90% relocated from other states ($21,630 average AGI)
Catoosa County:

4.90%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, TN  2.79% ($35,132 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  1.74% ($28,827)
from Whitfield County, GA  0.66% ($28,799)
from Dade County, GA  0.14% ($30,633)
from Bradley County, TN  0.13% ($24,963)
from Murray County, GA  0.10% ($31,476)
from Gordon County, GA  0.08% ($30,333)


7.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.37% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($12,750 average AGI)
4.42% relocated to other states ($19,369 average AGI)
Catoosa County:

4.42%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamilton County, TN  2.41% ($33,964 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  1.77% ($27,345)
to Whitfield County, GA  0.61% ($30,289)
to Bradley County, TN  0.15% ($26,656)
to Murray County, GA  0.12% ($27,760)
to Dade County, GA  0.12% ($20,800)
to Gordon County, GA  0.09% ($27,450)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Catoosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Catoosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Catoosa County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Catoosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Catoosa County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (639)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (603)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (571)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (463)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (254)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (249)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (248)
  • Unspecified dementia (197)
  • Congestive heart failure (149)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (137)

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: 63,481
  • In family households: 55,490 (12,655 male householders, 5,130 female householders)
    13,635 spouses, 18,705 children (16,608 natural, 581 adopted, 1,516 stepchildren), 1,985 grandchildren, 451 brothers or sisters, 495 parents, 698 other relatives, 1,272 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,991 (2,882 male householders (2,302 living alone)), 3,808 female householders (3,361 living alone)), 1,301 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 461 (424 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,508 2-persons, 4,358 3-persons, 3,564 4-persons, 1,492 5-persons, 552 6-persons, 311 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,663 1-person, 855 2-persons, 104 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

9,730 married couples with children.
2,747 single-parent households (618 men, 2,129 women).

96.5% of residents of Catoosa County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (22% speak English very well, 78% speak English 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:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 90
  • 2010 to 2013: 634
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,954
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,000
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,613
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,276
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,816
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,523
  • 1940 to 1949: 518
  • 1939 or earlier: 459
Note: State values scaled to Catoosa population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Catoosa County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 69
  • 3 rooms: 286
  • 4 rooms: 1,466
  • 5 rooms: 4,152
  • 6 rooms: 4,697
  • 7 rooms: 2,610
  • 8 rooms: 1,456
  • 9+ rooms: 1,001
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 236
  • 3 rooms: 799
  • 4 rooms: 1,599
  • 5 rooms: 1,119
  • 6 rooms: 550
  • 7 rooms: 257
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Catoosa County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Catoosa County population
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,022
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,992
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,123
  • 5+ bedrooms: 330
  • no bedroom: 54
  • 1 bedroom: 967
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,160
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,277
  • 4 bedrooms: 201
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Catoosa County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Catoosa County population
  • no vehicle: 374
  • 1 vehicle: 3,432
  • 2 vehicles: 7,381
  • 3 vehicles: 3,241
  • 4 vehicles: 912
  • 5+ vehicles: 397
  • no vehicle: 430
  • 1 vehicle: 2,339
  • 2 vehicles: 1,513
  • 3 vehicles: 346
  • 4 vehicles: 60
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

54% of Catoosa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Georgia.

Catoosa County:

54.5%
State average:

50.8%

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

  • This state: 19,860
  • Northeast: 1,283
  • Midwest: 2,954
  • South: 27,143
  • West: 932

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Catoosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (62.5%)
  • Utility gas (25.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Electricity (69.6%)
  • Utility gas (19.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 327
Here:

5.1%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 180
Here:

6.4%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 196
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Catoosa County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $2,324,000
    Water Utilities: $643,000
    Regular Highways: $468,000
    Sewerage: $429,000
    Parks & Recreation: $225,000
    Corrections - Other: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,543,000
    Police Protection: $2,406,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,935,000
    Regular Highways: $1,789,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,767,000
    Financial Administration: $1,051,000
    Health Services - Other: $920,000
    General Public Buildings: $885,000
    Central Staff Services: $694,000
    General - Other: $667,000
    Libraries: $577,000
    Parks & Recreation: $521,000
    Welfare - Other: $513,000
    Fire Protection: $463,000
    Water Utilities: $421,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $299,000
    Sewerage: $281,000
    Housing & Community Development: $121,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $832,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,715,000
    Corrections: $415,000
    Health: $335,000
    Fire Protection: $150,000
    Welfare: $39,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $132,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $370,000
    Welfare - Other: $142,000
    Police Protection: $129,000
    Water Utilities: $23,000
    Sewerage: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Judicial: $3,000
    Fire Protection: $3,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,375,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0

Catoosa County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $796,000
    All Other: $762,000
    Sewerage: $108,000
    Parks & Recreation: $84,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $373,000
    All Other: $313,000
    Housing & Community Development: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,761,000
    Interest Earnings: $626,000
    Rents: $30,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $386,000
    Health & Hospitals: $345,000
    Highways: $345,000
    All Other: $68,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,671,000
    Property: $3,908,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,370,000
    NEC: $274,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $194,000
    Public Utilities: $157,000

Catoosa County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $4,522,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,151,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,990,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,747,000
    Industrial Revenue: $4,336,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $186,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,394,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $500,000

Catoosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,976,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,679,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,382,000

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
Catoosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Catoosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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