Chattanooga is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 179,139 people and 49 constituent neighborhoods, Chattanooga is the fourth largest community in Tennessee.
Chattanooga is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.99%), sales jobs (11.36%), and management occupations (8.99%).
In terms of college education, Chattanooga is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.85% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Chattanooga in 2010 was $25,659, 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 $102,636 for a family of four. However, Chattanooga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chattanooga is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chattanooga home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chattanooga residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chattanooga include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Chattanooga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.