Chattanooga, Tennessee 

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Population

184,742

+7.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$39,683

Median Home Price

$218,700

Median Age

37

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.8 / 6.5

summer / winter

TN Gifts

Best Places to Live in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mid-sized city - Extreme southeast Tennessee at the Georgia border, along I-75 110 miles north of Atlanta. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chattanooga, while January and July are the least comfortable months.
State: Tennessee
County: Hamilton County
Metro Area: Chattanooga Metro Area
City: Chattanooga
Zip Codes: 37421, 37343, 37415, 37411, 37405, 37416, 37406, 37404, 37407, 37403, 16 total
Cost of Living: -16.2% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 665 ft above sea level
Chattanooga, TN Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Revitalized downtown
Cost of living
Attractive setting
Cons
Crime rates
Arts and culture
Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Chattanooga Metro Area

The colorfully named Chattanooga is a transportation and historic gateway to the Deep South. It was a zone of contention in the latter stages of the Civil War, and history plays a big role in the city’s conscience. For years it marched on as a non-descript old-South city with areas of urban decay in the old city center, environmental and crime issues. An ambitious downtown redevelopment initiative, just completed with public and private support, has brought a lot of life back into the downtown area, both as a commercial and recreation destination.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chattanooga is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chattanooga jobs have increased by 2.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chattanooga's cost of living is 16.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chattanooga's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chattanooga, while January and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Hamilton county remained moderately Republican, 53.8% to 44.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chattanooga's population is 184,742 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chattanooga is Real Estate: $218,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.7%.

SCHOOLS
Chattanooga public schools spend $8,841 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Chattanooga. More Education



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Housing Market in Chattanooga

It's a good time to buy in Chattanooga. Home Appreciation is up 17.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chattanooga is $218,700.
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Reviews for Chattanooga   60 Reviews
Moving East - 6/27/2021
Moved to Chattanooga from the San Francisco Bay area. It was a hard one but after losing much in the 2017, 2018, 2019 annual wildfire festival of California I got tired... Read More

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Let's get real about Chattanooga. - 3/17/2021
I feel like the crime in Chattanooga gets glossed over in most reviews. Lived here virtually my entire life and I will truly miss the golden sunrises against the... Read More

“There”s a song for you in Tennessee “ - 1/1/2021
I live in nearby Cleveland TN where I have lived for 20 years. I like to shop and visit Chattanooga as there is a lot to do but they do have a very high crime rate. ... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
37421, 37343, 37415, 37411, 37405, 37416, 37406, 37404, 37407, 37403, 16 total

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