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%).
One thing noticeable about Chattanooga, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Chattanooga is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Chattanooga a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The overall education level of Chattanooga is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.71% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.