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Chattanooga, TN

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About Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga, TN is located in Hamilton County in the state of Tennessee.

The total City Population for Chattanooga is about 180,353 with about 492 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 403,233.

The Average Home Value is $188,317, which is roughly 11% higher than the Average Home Value of $166,788 for the state of Tennessee, and roughly 13% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $50,437, which is roughly 7% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $54,526 for the state of Tennessee, and roughly 22% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Chattanooga Population 180,353
Average Home Value $188,317
Median Household Income $50,437
Median Age 36.7
Unemployment Rate 5.2%
Politics 53.83% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.44
Male Population Estimate: 47.5%
Female Population Estimate: 52.5%
Median Age: 36.7
Male Median Age: 22.5
Female Median Age: 24.8

Racial Demographic Estimates



Hamilton County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Marsha Blackburn
U.S. Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
Bill Hagerty
U.S. Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
Bill Lee
State governor
Bill Lee
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 53.83%
Democratic: 44.14%
Other: 2.04%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Chattanooga specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Hamilton County: About 8.66118 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Hamilton County: About 662.618 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Hamilton County is about 54% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 57% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Chattanooga is about 5.2%.

Tennessee is ranked #44 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 23.34 out of 100.

44th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 10.42

The average living wage for the state of Tennessee is $28.97/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Tennessee a minimum wage score of 16.5 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Tennessee a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Tennessee is $145.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 12.47 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Tennessee does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Tennessee does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Tennessee does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Tennessee does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Tennessee does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Tennessee does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Tennessee does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Tennessee does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Tennessee does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Tennessee does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Tennessee does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Tennessee does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Tennessee does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Tennessee does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Tennessee does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Tennessee does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Tennessee does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Tennessee does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Tennessee does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Tennessee does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 37343, 37351, 37401, 37402, 37403, 37404, 37405, 37406, 37407, 37408, 37409, 37410, 37411, 37414, 37415, 37416, 37419, 37421, 37424, 37450 (20 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 35.066000
Longitude: -85.248100
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 770.3 ft.
Area Code(s): 423