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The entire Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA has a
growing population, which is young, diverse, educated and upwardly mobile.

An area population of more than 500,000 and a workforce of more than 250,000 represent a strong and stable labor pool for new and expanding companies in Northwest Georgia.

Population Density
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA
Land area in square miles, 2010 162.16 313.34 173.98 446.38
Persons per square mile, 2010 394.3 83.0 95.6 154.0
Population
  • Catoosa County - 66,050  3.3%
  • Chattooga County - 24,922  4.2%
  • Dade County - 16,264  2.2%
  • Walker County - 68,066  1.0%
  • Northwest Georgia (four counties) - 175,302
  • Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA - 547,776
 
Age
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chatt MSA
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2015 5.7% 5.6% 5.2% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2015 23.6% 22.7% 19.3% 22.3% 21.9% 21.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2015 16.5% 16.6% 17.6% 17.0% 16.9% 17.7%
Gender
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chatt MSA
Female persons, percent, 2015 51.6% 48.8% 51.0% 50.5% 50.5% 51.1%
Male persons, percent, 2015 48.4% 51.2% 49.0% 49.5% 49.5% 48.9%
Education
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chatt MSA
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 84.2% 70.7% 80.3% 80.0% 78.8% 81.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 18.6% 8.8% 14.1% 14.7% 14.1% 17.1%
Race
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA
White alone, percent, 2015 (a) 93.4% 86.7% 95.5% 92.7%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2015 (a) 2.9% 10.3% 1.4% 4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2015 (a) 0.4% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4%
Asian alone, percent, 2015 (a) 1.5% 0.6% 1.1% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2015 (a) 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2015 1.7% 1.7% 1.3% 1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 (b) 2.9% 5.0% 2.4% 2.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 91.0% 82.6% 93.4% 91.1%
Commuting (in Minutes)
  • Catoosa County - 22.7
  • Chattooga County - 24.3
  • Dade County - 27.4
  • Walker County - 26.9
 
Homeownership & Income
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA
Homeownership rate, 2010-2015 75.0% 66.6% 77.9% 71.9%
Households, 2010-2015 23,943 10,863 6,150 25,860
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2010-2015 $22,642 $16,333 $21,547 $21,430
Median household income, 2010-2015 $50,876 $32,913 $46,434 $41,632
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2015 $129,800 $63,900 $118,300 $105,900

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

(Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area includes three Tennessee counties of Hamilton and Marion and three Georgia counties of Catoosa, Dade and Walker as shown in Georgia Department of Labor information. U.S. Office of Management and Budget also includes Sequatchie County. However, Georgia Department of Labor did not include in its Explorer profile of this area.)