Chattanooga, TN Demographic Data

Chattanooga, TN Summary

Chattanooga is located in Hamilton County in Tennessee
  • Population: 171,282
  • Area: 144.55 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 137.15 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 7.40 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 1,184.95 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 699.80 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Chattanooga, TN Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
94,142
53%
50.8
Male
83,440
47%
49.2
Total Population
177,582
 
323,128,000

Chattanooga, TN Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
10,086
5.7% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
9,741
5.5% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
10,468
5.9% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
10,341
5.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
13,626
7.7% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
28,965
16.3% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
23,469
13.2% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
21,091
11.9% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
12,447
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
10,132
5.7% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
14,567
8.2% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
8,431
4.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
4,218
2.4% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
141,615
79.7%
77.2
Female
75,668
53.4%
51.3
Male
65,947
46.6%
48.7
21 Years and over
133,907
75.4%
73.1
62 Years and over
33,855
19.1%
18.8
65 Years and over
27,216
15.3%
15.2
Female
16,579
60.9%
55.8
Male
10,637
39.1%
44.2
Median Age (years)
37
0.0%
0.0

Chattanooga, TN Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
173,334
97.6% 
96.8
White
109,586
61.7% 
72.6
Black or African American
58,157
32.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
89
0.1% 
0.8
Asian
4,913
2.8% 
5.4
Asian Indian
 
1.2
Chinese
 
1.3
Filipino
 
0.9
Japanese
 
0.2
Korean
 
0.4
Vietnamese
 
0.6
Other Asian
 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
589
0.3% 
5.1
Two or More Races
4,248
2.4% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
12,685
7.1% 
17.8
Mexican
9,529
5.4% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
421
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
354
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
2,381
1.3% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
164,897
92.9% 
82.2

Chattanooga, TN Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
5,714
4.6% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
11,271
9.1% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
36,117
29.3% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
21,546
17.5% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
11,831
9.6% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
26,497
21.5% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
10,344
8.4% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
16,985
13.7%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
106,335
86.3%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
36,841
29.9%
31.2

Chattanooga, TN Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
58,580
39.8%
33.7%
Now Married
54,080
36.7%
47.5
Divorced
19,975
13.6%
11.0%
Separated
2,764
1.9%
2.0
Widowed
11,888
8.1
5.8%

Chattanooga, TN Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
152,706
91.2%
78.4%
Languages other than english
14,790
8.8%
21.6%
Spanish
9,594
5.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
2,385
1.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
2,300
1.4%
3.5%
Other Languages
511
0.3%
1.1%

Chattanooga, TN Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
6,782
9.4%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
4,405
6.1%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
10,400
14.4%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
8,575
11.9%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
12,326
17.0%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
11,637
16.1%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
6,793
9.4%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
6,922
9.6%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
1,946
2.7%
5.8
$200,000 or more
2,563
3.5%
6.4
Median household income
41,226
 
57,617
Per capita income
27,135
 
31,128

Chattanooga, TN Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
227
0.3%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
10,289
12.6%
9.8
Construction
3,387
4.1%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
16,273
19.9%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
7,592
9.3%
6.6
Information
1,660
2.0%
2.1
Manufacturing
11,190
13.7%
10.1
Other services except public administration
4,908
6.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
7,545
9.2%
11.4
Public administration
2,701
3.3%
4.6
Retail trade
9,511
11.6%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
5,346
6.5%
5.2
Wholesale trade
1,312
1.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
4,882
6.0%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
28,825
35.2%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
11,888
14.5%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
21,500
26.2%
23.3%
Service occupations
14,846
18.1%
18.1%

Chattanooga, TN Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
77,801
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
64,168
82.5%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
5,586
7.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,550
2.0%
5.1
Walked
2,113
2.7%
2.7
Other means
642
0.8%
1.8
Worked at home
3,742
4.8%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
20.3
 
26.6

Chattanooga, TN Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
7,663
10.6%
8.7
1 vehicles
32,591
45.0%
33.2
2 vehicles
20,646
28.5%
37.1
3 or more
11,449
15.8%
21.0

Chattanooga, TN Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
72,349
87.0%
87.6
Owner Occupied
39,698
54.9%
63.1
Renter Occupied
32,651
45.1%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
10,784
13.0%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
12
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.3
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Chattanooga, TN Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
83,133
1 room
2,497
3.0%
2.4
2 rooms
1,021
1.2%
2.7
3 rooms
4,882
5.9%
9.1
4 rooms
17,240
20.7%
16.5
5 rooms
20,451
24.6%
19.8
6 rooms
16,076
19.3%
17.8
7 rooms
9,407
11.3%
12.0
8 rooms
5,698
6.9%
8.6
9 rooms or more
5,861
7.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Chattanooga, TN Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
83,133
 
 
1-unit, detached
50,060
60.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
3,078
3.7%
5.9
2-units
6,802
8.2%
3.6
3 or 4 units
3,593
4.3%
4.4
5 to 9 units
7,383
8.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
4,869
5.9%
4.4
20 or more units
6,385
7.7%
9.0
Mobile home
963
1.2%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Chattanooga, TN Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
8,659
10.4%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
6,304
7.6%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
10,347
12.4%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
11,082
13.3%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
14,286
17.2%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
9,363
11.3%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
9,346
11.2%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
10,677
12.8%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
1,895
2.3%
2.8%
2014 or later
1,174
1.4%
1.4%

Chattanooga, TN Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
16,961
23.4%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
620
0.9%
4.7
Electricity
54,141
74.8%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
430
0.6%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
24
0.0%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
0
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
173
0.2%
1.1

Chattanooga, TN Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
23,216
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
104
0.4%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
398
1.7%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
598
2.6%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,218
9.6%
11.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
3,743
16.1%
20.1%
$500 to $999
7,214
31.1%
20.4%
$1,000 to $1,499
8,941
38.5%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
11,127
48.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,291
18.7%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
1,977
8.6%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,876
8.2%
7.0%
35.0% or more
3,707
16.1%
21.3%
Not Computed
238
0.0%
0.0%

Chattanooga, TN Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
31,829 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
142
0.4%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
564
1.8%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
633
2.0%
1.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
768
2.4%
11.9%
Less than $500
5,604
17.6%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
6,701
21.1%
28.3%
$500 to $999
17,417
54.7%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
822
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
781
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
3,291
10.8%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
4,192
13.8%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,126
13.6%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,009
13.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
2,738
9.0%
9.0%
35.0% or more
12,018
39.6%
40.7%
Not Computed
2,277
0.0%
0.0%

Chattanooga, TN Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
39,698
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
1,466
3.7%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
6,199
15.6%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
8,728
22.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
10,718
27.0%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
7,473
18.8%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
3,849
9.7%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
938
2.4%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
327
0.8%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
164,400
 
205,000
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