A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Chattanooga ...
The location of Chattanooga has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Chattanooga refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Chattanoogan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Chattanooga has a population of 179,139 people<3> (see below for details).
Chattanooga was established in 1816.
The community of Chattanooga is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Chattanooga lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Chattanooga (for example, toward Jasper), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Chattanooga lies within the (423) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Chattanooga had a population of 167,674 people (or 49.83% of the total population of Hamilton County). This makes Chattanooga the county's most populous community.
The population of Chattanooga represents 2.64% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 167,674 people, the population of Chattanooga increased 7.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 155,554 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Chattanooga had an population of 179,139 people. This is an increase of 6.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.16% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Chattanooga.
Communities near Chattanooga ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Chattanooga and not the distance if driven.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Chattanooga.
Communities Also Named Chattanooga ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Chattanooga - they are located in Colorado, Ohio and Oklahoma.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chattanooga.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Chattanooga:
Websites for Chattanooga ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chattanooga ...
Looking for more information about Chattanooga? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Chattanooga, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chattanooga.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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The official website for Chattanooga: www.chattanooga.gov/
The official website for Hamilton County: www.hamiltontn.gov/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Feb 2019