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Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
177,365
Chattanooga Population7
$
39,725
Median Income6
6.9
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Chattanooga's aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 4%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

37.6
Median Age7
7.8
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Chattanooga residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 2.7% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 0.8%

Race

74
%
Tennessee Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Chattanooga has warm summers, high humidity, and little snowfall. The average temperature in July is 80°F, the average humidity is 70%, and the annual snowfall is 4 inches

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain11
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Chattanooga increased by 36% since 2010 which is 6% lower than the national average and 7% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,350
Monthly Average12
47
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Chattanooga is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax and property tax 34% lower than the national average, but sales tax 35% higher than the national average.

Other

0.73
%
Property Tax21
9.25
%
Sales Tax19
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Chattanooga has an average employment rate of 93% which is 0% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Steward and City of Chattanooga

Income

21.5
%
<$25,0006
10.3
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Chattanooga leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor27 Andy Berke
Democratic
House of Representative27 Charles J. Fleischmann
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Union General Hospital, is 71.4 miles from the center of Chattanooga, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Alvin C. York (Murfreesboro) Campus, is 87.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Northside Hospital-Atlanta, is 91.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 No
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In Tennessee, 46.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 48.9% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#21 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report30
#57 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#55 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report32
 

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