Median family income:
Households spending more than 30 percent income on housing:
Adult population with bachelor's degrees:
Chattanooga, East Brainerd, East Ridge
Southeast Tennessee's Hamilton County is home to a Volkswagen plant (VOW:GR
) in Chattanooga, its largest city. Chattanooga has won several awards for quality of life, as well as nine Gunther Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence in housing and consolidated planning, according to the city website
. The county's cost of living is about 15 percent lower than the U.S. average, according to Sperling's BestPlaces.