Referred to as the “Gateway
to Georgia,” Catoosa County
is rich in beautiful scenery, deep-rooted history, and logistical convenience.
Catoosa, whose border is contiguous with Tennessee, gets its “Gateway to Georgia” nickname because I-75 enters the state here.
Catoosa County, Georgia is home to the cities of Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe and part of the town of Tunnel Hill. Ringgold is the county seat.
A portion of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is located in this Northwest Georgia county as well as several pre-Civil War buildings and historic Fort Oglethorpe. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park “preserves, protects and interprets” the sites of the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga. In addition to the area’s Civil War history, Fort Oglethorpe served as a major military outpost during the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.
The county is also home to Lake Winnepesaukah, a popular family-owned
amusement and water park.
For more information on Catoosa County, please visit their local development authority’s website at www.catoosaeda.org
|Population change 2010 to 2015||3.3%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2015||5.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2015||23.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2015||16.5%|
|Female persons, percent, 2015||51.6%|
|Male persons, percent, 2015||48.4%|
|White alone, percent, 2015 (a)||93.4%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2015 (a)||2.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2015 (a)||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2015 (a)||1.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2015 (a)||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2015||1.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 (b)||2.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015||91.0%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+||84.2%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+||18.6%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes)||22.7|
|Homeownership & Income|
|Homeownership rate, 2010-2015||75.0%|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2010-2015||$22,642|
|Median household income, 2010-2015||$50,876|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2015||$129,800|
|Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage||$829|
|Average Service Providing Weekly Wage||$567|
Sources: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profile 2015; U.S. Census Bureau