A mid-size city located in Tennessee, Chattanooga has approximately 178,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 39, skew younger than most cities in Tennessee. Homeowners slightly outnumber renters in Chattanooga by a small 53%-47% margin. At $831/month, the average rent is just below the state average.
Chattanooga residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes, faster than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive their car to work, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Not many residents walk to work.
Twenty percent of Chattanooga residents older than 25 possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Chattanooga residents work in one of four industries: retail, healthcare, entertainment, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 25% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $58K, Chattanooga workers take home about $5,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.