Fort Oglethorpe has the 2613th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Fort Oglethorpe is part of the Chattanooga metro area. Unemployment in the Chattanooga area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Chattanooga has the 106th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fort Oglethorpe is below average at $40,870, and the median cost of a home in Fort Oglethorpe is $118,300, which is below the national average. 14% of workers in Fort Oglethorpe hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 82% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fort Oglethorpe. 87% of Fort Oglethorpe workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 3% walk. People in Fort Oglethorpe spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.