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Chattanooga is a city in Hamilton County.
It is the county seat.
The community name means "rock rising to a point."
The latitude of Chattanooga is 35.045N. The longitude is -85.309W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 154,887.
Site of the first Coca-Cola bottling plant
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7% of Chattanooga residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chattanooga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chattanooga was $19,689, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Chattanooga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Chattanooga include Ferger Place Historic District, Fort Wood Historic District, Fountain Square, Glenwood Historic District, Market Square - Patten Parkway, Market Street Warehouse Historic District, Martin Luther King Boulevard Historic District, St. Elmo Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chattanooga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $401. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $803.
Libraries in Chattanooga include Eastgate Branch Library, Main Library, Northgate Branch Library, South Chattanooga Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chattanooga include Chattanooga Times Free Press
TV stations in Chattanooga include WDEF, WDSI, WOOT-LP, WRCB, WTCI, WTVC.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUTC.
Hamilton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chattanooga political report.
The average commute time for Chattanooga workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 63 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chattanooga between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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