Chattanooga is one of the fastest growing metros in America. We know this because the US Census Bureau just released the most recent data set that focuses on internal migration from city to city within the United States. We partnered with Lawnstarter, a company that connects consumers with local lawn care providers to sift through this data, analyze it, and pull out relevant information specific to each city. With this article, we’re focusing on Chattanooga, TN, and trying to understand where migrants to Chattanooga are coming from and why they chose Chattanooga to be their new hometown.

In 2010 to 2016, the metro area of Chattanooga grew from 529,228 to 551,632 people. That’s an increase of 22,404 or 4.2% of population growth. Below we’ve developed a few interesting graphs that help explain the migration and help tell the story a little better. They show the top 10 Metro Areas Sending Residents to the Chattanooga Metropolitan area. They also contain the net flow of residents to and from those locations, so you understand how people are moving in and out of Chattanooga.

Top 10 Areas Sending Residents to Chattanooga, TN:

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Knoxville, TN
  4. Dalton, GA
  5. Cleveland, TN
  6. Memphis, TN
  7. San Antonio, TX
  8. Clarksville, TN
  9. Morristown, TN
  10. Detroit, MI

Chattanooga migration data infographic

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