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 (13.94%), sales jobs (11.99%), and management occupations (9.38%).
Another interesting thing about Chattanooga, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The percentage of people in Chattanooga who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.71% of adults in Chattanooga have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Chattanooga in 2010 was $26,730, 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 $106,920 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, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Chattanooga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.