What’s it like to live in Chattanooga, TN?

Chattanooga is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 176,588 people and 49 constituent neighborhoods, Chattanooga is the fourth largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities, Chattanooga isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chattanooga are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chattanooga is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chattanooga who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), sales jobs (11.42%), and management occupations (9.34%).


The percentage of people in Chattanooga who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.21% of adults in Chattanooga have at least a bachelor’s degree.

The per capita income in Chattanooga in 2010 was $24,643, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,572 for a family of four. However, Chattanooga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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