The Regional Planning Agency uses data in part to learn from the key influences and trends
that have shaped Hamilton County’s growth in the past and will continue to influence it in the future.
Find popular facts about our community by using the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Dissemination Platform: data.census.gov.
These profiles include a broad overview of demographic data for our community, like total population, median household income, poverty rate, and employment rate. Each profile also includes 7 categories with more information: People & Population, Race & Ethnicity, Health, Education, Business & Economy, Employment, and Income & Poverty.
Data.census.gov also makes it easy to search for other census data using general or advanced search techniques in the search bar at the top of the page. Clicking on “Advanced Search” will give the user the option to select filters to get more detailed results. Filters include year, geography, topic, survey, and code. All searches will result in data tables that the user can then export as a .CSV file or copy and paste into an excel document by right clicking the given table.
Popular Data Tables for Hamilton County and Chattanooga can be found below.
- Demographic and Housing Estimates
- Selected Economic Characteristics
- Selected Housing Characteristics
Other Census Tools that may be helpful when looking at trends and patterns in our communities are:
- Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) OnTheMap Tool: shows where workers are employed and where they live (i.e. it maps the travel patterns of workers). It also provides companion data on select demographics.
- Census Business Builder for Small Businesses: provides key data to understand potential markets for specific industries. Can select one business type, one location, and one map variable at a time.
Please note that the 2020 Decennial Census is currently in the process of collecting surveys. Take the Census Survey here: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html.
RPA Data Resources
|Zoning Maps||Hamilton County map zoning data for general reference.||More info...|
Additional Data Resources
The following links will take you to external websites.
|TDOT Traffic Counts||Traffic History reflects the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) count along specific locations on Tennessee's road network.||More info...|
|TDOT Functional Classification of Streets||Functional classification (Tennessee) is the process by which roads, streets and highways are grouped into classes according to the character of service they are intended to provide.||More info...|
|GDOT Traffic Counts||Traffic Counts in Georgia.||More info...|
|GDOT Functional Classification of Streets||Functional classification (Georgia) is the process by which roads, streets and highways are grouped into classes according to the character of service they are intended to provide.||More info...|
|City Council Map||Search by address to see associated City Council District and Representative.||More info...|
|Hamilton County Mobile Map||Search by address, parcel number, a polygon etc. to get specific information about land regulations and features, like zoning and floodplains. User can also select the parcel which will provide a link to the Property Assessor’s record.||More info...|
|Housing and Transportation Affordability Index||Provides a more comprehensive understanding of the affordability of place by taking into account the cost of housing as well as the cost of transportation.||More info...|
|US Bureau of Labor Statistics Subject Areas Webpage||Includes data on Labor Force, Employment, Wages, Employment Projections, Unemployment Rates, Workplace Injuries, etc. Select program homepage and then use Data Search to filter for specific geographies and years.||More info...|
|ChattaData||Portal that contains all open data collected by the City and outside community members.||More info...|