Chattanooga, TN
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Living in Chattanooga


Chattanooga is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 177,571 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%).

Many people in Chattanooga take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Chattanooga citizens for affordable transportation.

The overall education level of Chattanooga is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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 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.