Hamilton County (Tennessee)

The Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat), Chattanooga.

  • 2.1 Historical Objects


The County is located in southeastern Tennessee, on the south by Georgia and has an area of ​​1491 square kilometers, of which 86 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Bledsoe County, Rhea County, Meigs County, Bradley County, Whitfield County ( Georgia), Catoosa County ( Georgia), Walker County ( Georgia), Dade County ( Georgia), Marion County and Sequatchie County.


  • Apison
  • Bakewell
  • Birchwood
  • Chattanooga
  • Collegedale
  • East Brainerd
  • East Ridge
  • Fairmount
  • Fallingwater
  • Georgetown
  • Harrison
  • Hixson
  • Lake Site
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Lupton City
  • Middle Valley
  • Ooltewah
  • Red Bank
  • Ridge Side
  • Sale Creek
  • Signal Mountain
  • Soddy - Daisy
  • Walden


Hamilton County was formed on October 25, 1819 from parts of Rhea County and Indian lands. It was named after Alexander Hamilton, an officer in the Revolutionary War, a member of the Continental Congress, first Secretary of the Treasury and one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Historical buildings

In Chattanooga the historic Walnut Street Bridge is. The 1889-1891 built bridge is located at the Walnut Street and spans the Tennessee River. She was admitted as a historical monument with the number 90000300 on 23 February 1990 by the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000 lived in Hamilton County 307 896 people in 124 444 households and 83 750 families. The population density was 219 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 76.32 percent White, 20.14 percent Black or African American, 0.29 percent Native American, 1.27 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.77 percent from other races groups; 1.14 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.78 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 124 444 households out of which 28.9 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 50.2 percent were married couples living together, 13.5 percent were single mothers and 32.7 percent were non-families. 27.9 percent of all households and 10.0 percent lived in persons aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average household size was 2.95 people.

23.2 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 9.6 percent between 18 to 24, 29.0 percent between 25 and 44, 24.3 percent between 45 and 64 and 13.8 percent were older than 65, the average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males statistically every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 38,930, and the median income for a family was $ 48,037. Males have a median income of $ 35,413, women $ 24,505. The per capita income was $ 21,593. 9.2 percent of families and 12.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.