Chattanooga Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Chattanooga?

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There are 181,370 residents in Chattanooga, with a median age of 36.7. Of this, 47.03% are males and 52.97% are females. US-born citizens make up 92.36% of the resident pool in Chattanooga, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.34%. Additionally, 4.3% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 147,433 people in Chattanooga currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 181,370 0.9%
Male Population 85,295 1.4%
Female Population 96,075 0.6%
Male population 47.03%
Female population 52.97%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.7 -2.1%
Citizen US Born 167,512 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 6,057 9.0%
Not Citizen 7,801 3.1%
Citizen US Born 92.36%
Citizen not US Born 3.34%
Not Citizen 4.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 457 -20.5%
Moved from Same County 18,617 7.4%
Moved from Same State 5,561 13.1%
Moved from Different State 6,416 3.1%
Same House as Last Year 147,433 -0.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.26%
Moved from Same County 10.43%
Moved from Same State 3.12%
Moved from Different State 3.59%
Same House as Last Year 82.6%

What are the employment statistics in Chattanooga?

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White-collar workers make up 78.6% of the working population in Chattanooga, while blue-collar employees account for 21.4%. There are also 7,420 entrepreneurs in Chattanooga (8.39% of the workforce); 63,937 workers employed in private companies (72.27%); and 9,305 people working in governmental institutions (10.52%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 69,543 1.7%
Blue Collar 18,929 7.3%
White Collar 78.6%
Blue Collar 21.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 7,420 3.3%
Private Companies 63,937 4.2%
Governmental Workers 9,305 -4.7%
Not for Profit Companies 7,810 1.4%
Self Employees 8.39%
Private Companies 72.27%
Governmental Workers 10.52%
Not for Profit Companies 8.83%

How many households are there in Chattanooga?

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There are a total of 77,179 households in Chattanooga, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 51.75% of these Chattanooga households, while non-family units account for the remaining 48.25%. Additionally, 22.32% of households have children and 77.68% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 77,179 1.6%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 39,940 1.2%
Non-family Households 37,239 2.1%
Family Households 51.75%
Non-family Households 48.25%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 17,224 -0.6%
Households without Children 59,955 2.3%
Households with Children 22.32%
Households without Children 77.68%

What are the median and average incomes in Chattanooga?

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The average annual household income in Chattanooga is $72,306, while the median household income sits at $47,165 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $51,067, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $54,499. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $30,322 and $38,601, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $72,306 4.5%
Median Household Income $47,165 3.6%
People below Poverty Level 29,804 0.1%
People above Poverty Level 141,014 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Chattanooga?

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There are 86,684 housing units in Chattanooga, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1974. Of the 77,179 occupied housing units in Chattanooga, 52.78% are owner-occupied, while 47.22% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.36% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $181,400. In general, housing costs reach $888 per month in Chattanooga.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 86,684 0.6%
Median Year Built 1974 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 10,303 0.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 5,144 -5.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 12,012 8.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 11,768 -1.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 11,536 -8.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 9,356 -5.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 9,020 1.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 11,363 -0.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 6,182 33.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 77,179 1.6%
Owner Occupied 40,738 2.1%
Renter Occupied 36,441 1.2%
Owner Occupied 52.78%
Renter Occupied 47.22%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 24,590 2.7%
Without Mortgage 16,148 1.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $181,400 4.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $166,300 4.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $888 1.5%
With Mortgage 60.36%
Without Mortgage 39.64%

What is the level of education in Chattanooga?

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Approximately 34.29% of the population in Chattanooga holds a high school degree (that's 49,885 residents), while 25.01% have attained a college certificate (37,531 locals) and 19.05% have a bachelor's degree (27,715 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,702 3.3%
Some High School 49,885 -3.4%
Some College 37,531 0.1%
Associate Degree 11,596 1.2%
Bachelor's Degree 27,715 4.2%
Graduate Degree 14,187 5.0%
No High School 3.92%
Some High School 34.29%
Some College 25.01%
Associate Degree 7.97%
Bachelor's Degree 19.05%
Graduate Degree 9.75%

What is the marital status of Chattanooga residents?

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A total of 58,911 people in Chattanooga have never been married (which represents 39.07% of the total population), while 59,854 of them are wedded (39.69%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 3,350 (2.22%) and 21,012 (13.93%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 58,911 1.1%
Married 59,854 -0.3%
Separated 3,350 8.1%
Widowed 11,011 -4.0%
Divorced 21,012 5.0%
Never Married 39.07%
Married 39.69%
Separated 2.22%
Widowed 7.3%
Divorced 13.93%

What are the most common means of transportation in Chattanooga?

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The top three means of transportation people in Chattanooga use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 76,527 residents commute by car, 1,894 prefer going to work by walking and 1,553 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 76,527 2.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,553 -15.5%
Subway or Elevated 5 N/A
Railroad 22 37.5%
Bicycle 290 -28.6%
Motorcycle 66 -4.4%
TaxiCab 85 7.6%
Walk 1,894 -9.5%

What is the median and average household income in Chattanooga by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
37341 12,010 4,889 $75,029.00 $83,999.00
37343 42,120 16,755 $67,603.00 $96,550.00
37350 2,013 754 $137,368.00 $241,946.00
37351 318 134 $45,865.00 $48,357.00
37363 41,503 15,894 $75,799.00 $97,164.00
37402 4,100 2,258 $18,319.00 $40,497.00
37403 7,484 1,799 $53,393.00 $88,920.00
37404 12,168 5,016 $35,435.00 $62,084.00
37405 18,231 8,483 $62,560.00 $101,007.00
37406 14,259 6,281 $31,295.00 $38,352.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 37341 37343 37350 37351 37363 37402 37403 37404 37405 37406 37407 37408 37409 37410 37411 37412 37415 37416 37419 37421

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