Hamilton County is located in southeastern Tennessee. The County Seat is Chattanooga and the largest city is Chattanooga. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hamiltontn.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 351,220 and the 2010 census population was 336,465. The land area is 542.43 square miles and there are 620.3 persons per square mile.
75.7% of the population is White, 19.9% is Black or African American, 4.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 86.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $154,200, there are 135,496 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,229, the median household income is $46,702, and 16.6% of the persons in Hamilton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 31,733. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,865,677, and sales per capita were $14,695. The percentage of black-owned firms is 9.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.6%.
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