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Overview

Introduction to Collegedale, Tennessee

Collegedale, Tennessee, in Hamilton county, is 14 miles E of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 97 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Chattanooga metropolitan area.

Collegedale History

Collegedale was established as the site of Southern Adventist University in 1916. The university was originally known as Southern Junior College. It was incorporated in 1968 under a city manager government. The first city manager of Collegedale was J. M. Ackerman. Collegedale is home to the McKee Foods Corporation, which manufactures Little Debbie products. It is also home to Collegedale Academy.

Collegedale and nearby Attractions

  • Museum Center at 5ive Points
  • Houston Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Chattanooga African-American Museum
  • Red Clay State Park
  • Booker T. Washington State Park
  • Crown Gardens and Archives

Things To Do In Collegedale

The Robinson Corner Shopping Center and the College Plaza Shopping Center are two popular shopping destinations in the area. Tallant Church is the local church. The Booker T. Washington State Park, Harrison Bay State Park and Red Clay State Park offer multiple facilities for recreation. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site and the Chief Vann House State Historic Site may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history.

Collegedale Transportation

Chattanooga Municipal is the nearest airport.

Collegedale Higher Education

Southern Adventist University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby educational institutions include Lee University, Roane State Community College and Cleveland State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,438
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+4,911
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.3%
Median Earnings25+$38,481
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,862
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,039

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,600
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$831
Median House Value$194,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.6%
English16.1%
German14.2%
Irish10.7%
West Indian3.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Haitian2.5%
Italian2.3%
Welsh1.5%
Ukrainian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Austrian1%
Jamaican0.8%
African0.8%
Norwegian0.5%
Polish0.5%
Greek0.4%
South African0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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Collegedale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hamilton County
P.O. Box Zip Codes37315
Phone Area Codes423
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.05
Approximate Longitude-85.05

Collegedale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHATTANOOGA AP
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationCLEVELAND FILTER PLANT
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationDALTON
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chattanooga175,462$54,239
Cleveland43,276$46,424
East Ridge21,311$50,611
Red Bank11,794$53,933
Signal Mountain8,500$116,208
Soddy-Daisy13,162$54,657

Collegedale Public Libraries

Collegedale Public Library
9318 APISON PIKE
Collegedale, Tennessee
(423) 396-9300

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Collegedale Private Schools

Collegedale Academy
4855 Collge Dr
ZIP: 37315
Secondary
Total Enrollment 359
Collegedale Adventist Middle School
4856 College Dr E
ZIP: 37315
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
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