Demographics & Points of Interest
Located 103 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and 8 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Catoosa County is conveniently located at the Georgia/Tennessee state line.
Over 58,000 people live in Catoosa County. The land area is 162 square miles with 328.4 persons per square mile.
Catoosa County is governed by a 5-person Board of Commissioners. Two municipalities are located within Catoosa County, Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold. Ft. Oglethorpe is the largest municipality and Ringgold is the County Seat. Each city is governed by a council and a mayor.
There are approximately 2.59 persons per household with a median household income of $39,998. Home ownership is 77.1%.
- Interstate Highway System: I-75 runs through Catoosa County
- Motor Freight: More than 40 motor freight lines serve the county; Yellow Freight maintains a terminal in the county
- Rail: Norfolk Southern rail at Catoosa County, Norfolk Southern piggyback at Dalton (13 miles), and CSX rail at Catoosa County
- Air: Commercial located in Chattanooga, TN (12 miles); Public at Dalton (13 miles)
Catoosa County is home to one hospital with 237 beds, one cancer center, one medical center, one home health agency and two nursing homes with 145 beds. Over 105 medical doctors serve the county
The Catoosa County News is a weekly newspaper that serves the county. UCTV-3 and NEX-TV are local television stations.
12 tennis courts, 6 parks, 2 golf courses, 2 public swimming pools, 30 ball fields, 1 bowling facility, 5 indoor movie theaters, 1 campground, 1 national park, 1 amusement park and 1 performing arts center