State of Chattanooga Region Report
The Ochs Center's core product is the State of the Region Report.
State of the Region 2010: Public Safety report
State of the Region 2010: Health report
State of the Region 2010: Economy report
State of the Region 2010: Housing report
2008 State of Chattanooga Region Report
The 2008 reports were released in the Fall of 2008. Funded by local foundations and released for the first time in 2006, the State of Chattanooga Region Report offers a comprehensive look at conditions in Hamilton County in the areas of health, public safety, the local economy, education and community development. Using survey data and administrative data from national, state and local government agencies, the report compares conditions in Hamilton County with 13 other benchmark jurisdictions around the country. SOCRR also examines differences in 36 subregions or neighborhoods across Hamilton County from Alton Park to Walden.
Demographics: This report provides an indepth overview of demographics changes in the Chattanooga region. To read the report, click here.
Economy: This report examines the economy in Hamilton Copunty and metro area. Economic growth and business growth are studied. To read more, click here.
Housing: Housing cost, rental rates, and housing growth are some of the issues examined in this report. The report provides information on housing issues at the neighborhood level in Hamilton County. The report is available here.
Health: The report examines many indicators related to healthcare including Alzheimer rates, uninsured admissions and health risks. The report provides detailed information on health at the neighborhood level in Hamilton County. To download the report, click here.
Crime: The report examines dozens of indicators related to criminal offenses, arrests, incarceration, prison releases and public opinion on crime. the report provides detailed information on crime at the neighborhood level in Hamilton County. To read the report, click here.
Education: The report examines dozens of indicators related to enrollment, attendance, student performance and demographics. The report provides detailed information on children at the neighborhood level in Hamilton County. It also examines differences between the six public school systems that provide education to children in the Chattanooga metropolitan area. To read the report, click here.
Environment: This report examines two dozen indicators related to carbon emissions, land use and conservation, air quality and water quality in the six county Chattanooga metropolitan statistical area, Hamilton County and thirty-six subregions within Hamilton County. Read the report here.
Early Childhood: This report focuses on the youngest members of the metro area. Over 35,000 children under the age of six live in the region. Read the report to learn about poverty, diversity, low birth weight babies and more in the Chattanooga region, and learn how Chattanooga compares to other cities. Click to download the full report.
The following 2006 State of Chattanooga Region Reports are available for download. Click on the name of the report to download.