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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Chattanooga is a city in Tennessee with a population of 176,291. Chattanooga is in Hamilton County. Living in Chattanooga offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chattanooga there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Chattanooga and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Chattanooga...
Population
176,291

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Chattanooga Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    783.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    82.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    171.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    798.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,470.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    789.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Chattanooga

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,911
National
$55,322
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Chattanooga Reviews

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Chattanooga is a great place to live! There are so many amazing activities for visitors to partake in. There are lakes, rivers, hiking trails, and so many more options for an outside activity. During the summer on Fridays nights that have what is called "Night Fall" where it is free to listen to live bands and they have booths for beer and food trucks as well. You can go see baseball and soccer games which are very popular in Chattanooga. There are lots of cool places for children as well, the aquarium, zoo, creative discovery museum, and more! Going to or from downtown between 5 and 6 can take up to an hour and most of the public high school provide poor educations. There are three private schools: GPS, McCallie, and Baylor, that are among the top school in the nation. I would recommend a visit for sure!
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I love the neighborhood we live in! The outdoor river walk trails are awesome. There are several healthy and delicious food options nearby. My kids are involved in several youth sports leagues that we enjoy. There are tons of outdoor activities to take part in. Although the public schools habe historically struggled, there are several new education initiatives happening that will make a big difference in our city. The restaurants are incredible. The public library has educational programs for every age. There are many churches in the area that offer spiritual guidance and community to residents.
Chattanooga is a great little city! Always something to do and see. My favorite location is the Northshore. I love looking out over the water on the walking bridge and grabbing a bite somewhere downtown. I love that my campus is in the heart of downtown. We're a short five to fifteen minute drive to everything. Also, I love all the nature and activity Chattanooga has to offer. There are countless hikes, sports events, swimming areas, and more around. Even though Chattanooga is a city, I also love that it is not overly big. There's a lot going on, but it does not feel overwhelming. There are also a lot of great local food options - my favorite is Tony's Pasta Shop. Overall, Chattanooga is an amazing city to live in, and I'm very thankful that I get to call it my home.