Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

Moving to Chattanooga? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Chattanooga metro area comprises 3 counties in Georgia and 3 counties in Tennessee. The largest cities in the Chattanooga metro area are East Ridge, Middle Valley and of course, Chattanooga.

537,397 people live in Chattanooga within 209,002 households. The population of Chattanooga is 79% White, 14% Black and 1% Asian. 0% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 4% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 4% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 39.8, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 22% of residents are under age 18. 15% are over age 65. 48% of Chattanooga’s residents are male.

Who lives in Chattanooga? There are 65,512 married couples without children and another 38,579 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 4,765 single dads and 13,468 single mothers. 57,747 residents of Chattanooga live alone.

How affordable is Chattanooga? The median household income in Chattanooga is $46,228 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $25,315 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Chattanooga area are found in Lookout Mountain with a median household income of $125,729, followed by Ridgeside and Signal Mountain. The lowest incomes are in Rossville with a median household income of $24,087, followed by Whitwell and LaFayette.

The highest home values in the Chattanooga area are found in Lookout Mountain with a median home value of $508,900, followed by Walden and Lookout Mountain. The lowest home values are in Rossville with a median home value of $75,700, followed by Lakeview and LaFayette.

17% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 39% earn less than $35,000. 8.9% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 23.5% of Chattanooga's children live below the poverty line.


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