Chattanooga employment information

IndexChattanoogaTennesseeNational
Income per capita$24,134$24,811$28,555
Median household income$39,683$44,621$53,482
Median income owner occupied$56,348$56,400$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,428$26,708$33,219
Median earnings male$27,734$32,151$36,116
Median earnings female$22,157$23,376$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%5.8%5.8%
Poverty level22.5%17.8%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chattanooga is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chattanooga is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chattanooga is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chattanooga is 44% higher than the national average.

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Chattanooga median earnings by income bracket

Chattanooga employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.4%1.0%
Manufacturing sector16.8%0.3%
Financial & insurance services4.6%7.9%
Wholesale & retail services14.4%12.5%
Public administration3.7%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.4%3.9%
Education, health & social services12.0%34.2%
Other28.5%27.8%

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Walden, TN2,002$89,82168%
Chattanooga, TN171,863$39,68326%

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Oceanside, CA171,400$58,3859%
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,137$48,8989%
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA170,170$77,06144%
Jackson, MS173,631$33,08038%
Chattanooga, TN171,863$39,68326%
Source: The Chattanooga, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.