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Fort Oglethorpe is a city in Catoosa County, in the Chattanooga metro area. (The community straddles Catoosa and Walker counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after James Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia.
The latitude of Fort Oglethorpe is 34.948N. The longitude is -85.256W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,854.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Oglethorpe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Catoosa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chattanooga area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30742 ZIP code.
11% of Fort Oglethorpe residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Oglethorpe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Oglethorpe was $16,288, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Fort Oglethorpe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Fort Oglethorpe include Fort Oglethorpe Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fort Oglethorpe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $787.
Catoosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Oglethorpe political report.
The average commute time for Fort Oglethorpe workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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