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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 93 156
Population
  • Catoosa County - 67,580   5.7%
  • Chattooga County - 24,812  -4.7%
  • Dade County - 16,197  -3.1%
  • Walker County - 69,761  1.5%
  • Northwest Georgia (four counties) - 178,350
  • Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA - 566,153
 
Age
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chatt MSA
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2019 6.3% 5.8% 4.8% 6.0% 5.7% 5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2019 22.9% 22.5% 19.1% 21.5% 21.5% 21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2019 17.6% 17.3% 18.9% 14.5% 17.0% 18.2%
Gender
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chatt MSA
Female persons, percent, 2019 52.1% 48.2% 51.1% 51.3% 50.7% 51.0%
Male persons, percent, 2019 47.9% 51.8% 48.9% 48.7% 49.3% 49.0%
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+ 90.3% 73.8% 80.8% 80.3% 81.3% 87.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 23.4% 9.0% 15.2% 16.7% 16.1% 29.5%
Race
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA
White, percent, 2019 90.9% 82.8% 94.5% 90.9%
Black or African American, percent, 2019 2.1% 10.3% 0.7% 4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native, percent, 2019 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Asian, percent, 2019 1.3% 0.2% 1.1% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2019 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2019 2.3% 1.3% 2.3% 1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2019 3.0% 5.2% 2.3% 2.2%
Commuting (in Minutes)
  • Catoosa County - 24.5
  • Chattooga County - 26.9
  • Dade County - 26.4
  • Walker County - 28.0
 
Homeownership & Income
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA
Homeownership rate, 2019 74.1% 66.2% 71.5% 69.5%
Households, 2019 24,130 9,260 6,195 26,760
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2019 $26,976 $18,715 $24,000 $23,353
Median household income, 2019 $61,487 $36,807 $42,581 $47,856
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2019 $164,200 $72,200 $123,500 $133,700

(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.