This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Chattanooga has a very low population density. Chattanooga is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Chattanooga, TN, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Chattanooga, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Chattanooga has a population density of 1,259, with 170,285 current residents.
Out of the 170,285 current residents, 47% are male and 52% are female. 49% of the residents are married and 50% are single.
- 56% Sun
- 53% Rain
- 4% Snow
60°F average temperature
- 39 years Median home age
- $113,360 Median home price
- 2.22% Home appreciation rate
- 9.48% Annual property tax
As for living in Chattanooga, the air quality is 24% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 53% rainy, and 4% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Chattanooga, you should know that 49.7% of homes are owned while 40% of homes are rented, and 10.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $113,360, the median age of homes is 39 years, the annual home appreciation is 2.22% and the annual property tax is 9.48%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Chattanooga, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Chattanooga’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Chattanooga is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 43.40% Democratic, 55.19% Republican, and 1.41% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
78%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
8%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Chattanooga, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.50% of residents are unemployed in Chattanooga (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Chattanooga residents: 12.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.86% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.1% are in the customer service field, 27.2% are in the sales field, 0.12% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 78.20%, 5.70% of residents have an associate’s degree, 14.39% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.81% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Chattanooga, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Chattanooga have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.