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Time Zone: Hamilton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Chattanooga is the Seat for Hamilton County.

Hamilton County was founded in 1819.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hamilton had a population of 337,175 people. This is an increase of 9.51% since the last Census (which gave a population of 307,896 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hamilton represented 5.41% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010336,463+9.28%-0.21% since 2009
2009337,175+9.51%+0.91% since 2008
2008334,123+8.52%+0.91% since 2007
2000307,896The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hamilton County Census Page for Hamilton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Hamilton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hamilton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Chattanooga   171,350155,55410.15% increase  
East Ridge   19,98520,6403.17% decrease  
Soddy-Daisy   12,85911,53011.53% increase  
Red Bank   11,76512,4185.26% decrease  
Collegedale   8,1956,51425.81% increase  

Websites for Hamilton County

Official Website:   www.hamiltontn.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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