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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 270,000 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 162.16 313.34 173.98 446.38
Persons per square mile, 2018 416 79 93 155
Population
  • Catoosa County - 67,420   5.4%
  • Chattooga County - 24,790  -4.7%
  • Dade County - 16,226  -2.5%
  • Walker County - 69,410  1.0%
  • Northwest Georgia (four counties) - 177,846
  • Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA - 560,793
 
Age
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chatt MSA
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2018 4.8% 6.0% 4.9% 5.6% 5.3% 5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2018 20.8% 22.4% 19.2% 21.7% 21.0% 20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2018 17.9% 17.6% 19.3% 18.6% 18.3% 18.9%
Gender
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chatt MSA
Female persons, percent, 2018 50.4% 48.9% 50.9% 50.8% 50.2% 50.9%
Male persons, percent, 2018 49.6% 51.1% 49.1% 49.2% 49.8% 49.1%
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+ 87.4% 73.1% 79.1% 81.9% 80.4% 83.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 20.8% 9.8% 13.9% 15.9% 15.1% 18.0%
Race
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA
White, percent, 2018 93.2% 86.7% 95.7% 92.7%
Black or African American, percent, 2018 2.9% 10.0% 1.2% 4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native, percent, 2018 0.4% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4%
Asian, percent, 2018 1.4% 0.5% 1.0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2018 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2018 1.9% 2.0% 1.4% 1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2018 3.1% 5.4% 2.3% 2.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2018 90.6% 82.4% 93.7% 90.7%
Commuting (in Minutes)
  • Catoosa County - 23.8
  • Chattooga County - 25.8
  • Dade County - 27.0
  • Walker County - 28.5
 
Homeownership & Income
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA
Homeownership rate, 2018 75.0% 66.8% 74.3% 71.9%
Households, 2018 24,636 9,098 6,070 25,709
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2018 $26,915 $18,209 $24,028 $23,311
Median household income, 2018 $55,125 $36,107 $44,471 $43,650
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018 $140,000 $69,600 $126,700 $114,000

(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, Marion and Sequatchie, and three Georgia counties of Catoosa, Dade and Walker.