Chattanooga, TN

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2022 Population
181,288
0.518% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.817% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
3.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,703
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$230,500
21.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
90,166
2.25% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chattanooga, TN had a population of 181k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $57,703. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chattanooga, TN grew from 180,353 to 181,288, a 0.518% increase and its median household income grew from $50,437 to $57,703, a 14.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chattanooga, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.95%), White (Hispanic) (2.68%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.39%).

None of the households in Chattanooga, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.3% of the residents in Chattanooga, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chattanooga, TN are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (221740) (2,551 degrees awarded in 2022), Chattanooga State Community College (1,429 degrees), and Academy of Allied Health Careers (249 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Chattanooga, TN was $230,500, and the homeownership rate was 53.4%.

Most people in Chattanooga, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Chattanooga, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chattanooga, TN is home to a population of 181k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.33% of Chattanooga, TN residents were born outside of the country (13.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Chattanooga, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.3%
2022 Citizenship
95.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.3% of Chattanooga, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chattanooga, TN was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chattanooga, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    103k ± 1.53k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    52.8k ± 1.75k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.16k ± 1.12k
7.57%
Hispanic Population
13.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Chattanooga, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.57% of the people in Chattanooga, TN are hispanic (13.7k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.33%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people
7.38%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people

As of 2022, 7.33% of Chattanooga, TN residents (13.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chattanooga, TN was 7.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,021 ± 439
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,450 ± 285
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,216 ± 295

Chattanooga, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chattanooga, TN employs 90.2k people. The largest industries in Chattanooga, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,259 people), Manufacturing (11,811 people), and Retail Trade (9,225 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($250,001), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($240,804), and Utilities ($98,300).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

90.2k
2022 Value
± 2,539
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 3.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chattanooga, TN grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 88.2k employees to 90.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chattanooga, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,560 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,664 people), and Management Occupations (8,597 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chattanooga, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

90.2k
2022 Value
± 2,539
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 3.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chattanooga, TN grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 88.2k employees to 90.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chattanooga, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,259 people), Manufacturing (11,811 people), and Retail Trade (9,225 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chattanooga, TN, though some of these residents may live in Chattanooga, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,063
Median earning men ± $1,654
$36,239
Median earning women ± $1,420

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,482), Information ($62,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,612).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,804), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,994), and Construction ($47,349).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chattanooga, TN awarded 4,661 degrees. The student population of Chattanooga, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,685 male students and 13,182 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chattanooga, TN are White (3,416 and 74.1%), followed by Black or African American (532 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (277 and 6.01%), and Two or More Races (163 and 3.53%).

The largest universities in Chattanooga, TN by number of degrees awarded are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (221740) (2,551 and 54.7%), Chattanooga State Community College (1,429 and 30.7%), and Academy of Allied Health Careers (249 and 5.34%).

The most popular majors in Chattanooga, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (613 and 13.2%), General Business Administration & Management (329 and 7.06%), and Registered Nursing (317 and 6.8%).

The median tuition cost in Chattanooga, TN for a public four year colleges is $7,992 for in-state students and $24,110 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Chattanooga, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,867 (36.8% men and 63.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,867 students enrolled in Chattanooga, TN, 36.8% men and 63.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,969 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 212 degrees awarded
  2. 188 degrees awarded
  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chattanooga, TN was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 212 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,551 degrees awarded
  2. 1,429 degrees awarded
  3. 249 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (221740) with 2,551 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,618 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chattanooga, TN, which is 0.532 times less than the 3,043 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,416 degrees mean that there were 6.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 532 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($10,665) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,856) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($3,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chattanooga, TN was $230,500 in 2022, which is 0.818 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $189,500 to $230,500, a 21.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Chattanooga, TN is 53.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chattanooga, TN have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chattanooga, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chattanooga, TN is $57,703. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Chattanooga, TN was Census Tract 120 with a value of $181,458, followed by Census Tract 113.25 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $106,204 and $105,317.

Property

$230,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,023
$41,137
Median Property Taxes
±$1,515

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chattanooga, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.4% of the housing units in Chattanooga, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 120
  2. Census Tract 113.25
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chattanooga, TN was Census Tract 120 with a value of $181,458, followed by Census Tract 113.25 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $106,204 and $105,317.

The following map shows all of the places in Chattanooga, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,703
Median Household Income
± $1,760
77k
Number of Households
± 2,375

In 2022, the median household income of the 77k households in Chattanooga, TN grew to $57,703 from the previous year's value of $50,437.

The following chart displays the households in Chattanooga, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chattanooga, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (9.37%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Chattanooga, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (9.37%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chattanooga, TN have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Chattanooga, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chattanooga, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chattanooga, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chattanooga, TN (29.5k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chattanooga, TN is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88% of the population of Chattanooga, TN has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hamilton County, TN see 908 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.442% increase from the previous year (904 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1286 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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908 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hamilton County, TN

Primary care physicians in Hamilton County, TN see an average of 908 patients per year. This represents a 0.442% increase from the previous year (904 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hamilton County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 25.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chattanooga, TN grew by 2.36% from 11.7% to 12%.

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