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0.56% growth
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2.74% growth
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3.2% growth
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4.83% growth


The economy of Chattanooga, TN employs 79,754 people. The economy of Chattanooga, TN is specialized in Utilities; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.69; 1.71; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Chattanooga, TN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,523), Retail trade (9,428), and Manufacturing (9,343), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,709), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,167), and Finance & Insurance ($41,887).

Median household income in Chattanooga, TN is $41,278. Males in Chattanooga, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,923. The income inequality of Chattanooga, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Chattanooga, TN. In Hamilton County, TN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 106 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,776. Shelby County, TN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Tennessee.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Chattanooga, TN is from the county of Hamilton County, TN.

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Chattanooga, TN is home to a population of 175,462 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Chattanooga, TN is composed of 100,225 White residents (57.1%), 58,696 Black residents (33.5%), 9,192 Hispanic residents (5.24%), 3,675 Asian residents (2.09%), and 3,204 Two+ residents (1.83%). The most common foreign languages in Chattanooga, TN are Spanish (6,693 speakers), Other Asian (599 speakers), and Chinese (508 speakers), but compared to other places, Chattanooga, TN has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (213 speakers), Other West Germanic (113 speakers), and German (469 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chattanooga, TN awarded 4,577 degrees. The student population of Chattanooga, TN is skewed towards females, with 1,822 male students and 2,755 female students. Most students in Chattanooga, TN are White (3,444 and 75.2%), followed by Black or African American (536 and 11.7%), Two or more races (230 and 5.03%), and Unknown (146 and 3.19%). The largest universities in Chattanooga, TN by number of graduates are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2,375 and 51.9%), Chattanooga State Community College (1,264 and 27.6%), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga (338 and 7.38%). The most popular majors in Chattanooga, TN are General Business Administration & Management (315 and 6.88%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (177 and 3.87%), and General Psychology (132 and 2.88%). The median tuition costs in Chattanooga, TN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,768 and $22,886 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chattanooga, TN is $152,000, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $145,000 to $152,000, a 4.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Chattanooga, TN is 53.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Chattanooga, TN have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chattanooga, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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