Chattanooga, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Chattanooga Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Chattanooga Content

Also See: Chattanooga, TN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Chattanooga, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 180,788 as of July 1, 2016. Chattanooga ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chattanooga is located at latitude 35.0642 and longitude -85.2488 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chattanooga (see map below) encompass a land area of 142.04 sq. miles and a water area of 7.7 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The City of Chattanooga (GNIS ID: 2404035) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Chattanooga is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chattanooga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chattanooga: Atala'nuwa', A'tla'nuwa, Lookout City, Old French Store, Ross Landing, Ross's Landing, Ross's Store, Ross's Warehouse, Ross's Wharf.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


City of Chattanooga, TN Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | TN Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Commissioner District 5 | Hamilton County | Tennessee Counties

Search the map for:

Chattanooga, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 180,788
Population in Households 173,481
Population in Familes 127,405
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,307
Population Density1 1,273
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 75,561
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 42,681
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 85,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,211 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,350 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,719 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $149,941
Average Home Value $196,564


Median Household Income $37,958
Average Household Income $56,726
Per Capita Income $24,599
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 0.93%
Households 0.87% 0.88%
Families 0.67% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chattanooga, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chattanooga to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 36 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 215 50th
Per Capita Income # 99 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.