Chattanooga Population By Year

Population Graph For Chattanooga, 1930 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 182,113 142 0.3%
2020 181,624 142 0.8%
2010 167,674 138 0.7%
2000 156,770 132 0.3%
1990 152,828 117 -1.0%
1980 169,565 87 1.3%
1960 130,009 93 -0.1%
1950 131,041 74 0.2%
1940 128,163 66 0.7%
1930 119,798 67

Chattanooga Population Facts

What is the current population of Chattanooga?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Chattanooga is 182,113. Chattanooga, Tennessee is the 142nd largest city in the US.

What county is Chattanooga, Tennessee in?

Chattanooga is located entirely in Hamilton County.

What is the size of Chattanooga, Tennessee in square miles?

Chattanooga has an area of 137.2 square miles. Chattanooga is the 3rd largest city, by area, in Tennessee.

What was the peak population of Chattanooga?

The current population of Chattanooga (182,113) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Chattanooga growing?

Chattanooga has grown 16.1% since the 2000. Chattanooga, Tennessee's growth is about average. 47% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Chattanooga, Tennessee?

Chattanooga has a population density of 1,222.5 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Tennessee

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
132 Knoxville 192,648 9.2%
142 Chattanooga 182,113 16.1%
153 Clarksville 170,957 64.4%
164 Murfreesboro 157,519 122.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
136 Akron, Ohio 189,347 -12.6%
137 Brownsville, Texas 187,831 31.0%
138 Mobile, Alabama 184,952 -6.9%
139 Newport News, Virginia 184,587 2.3%
140 Tempe, Arizona 184,118 15.8%
141 Shreveport, Louisiana 184,021 -8.2%
142 Chattanooga, Tennessee 182,113 16.1%
143 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 181,668 6.1%
144 Aurora, Illinois 179,266 24.0%
145 Elk Grove, California 178,997 119.1%
146 Ontario, California 177,963 12.1%
147 Salem, Oregon 177,723 28.8%
148 Cary, North Carolina 176,987 81.6%

Chattanooga Demographics

What is the voting age population of Chattanooga, Tennessee?

The total voting age population of Chattanooga, Tennessee, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 138,096. The voting age population is 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

What percentage of Chattanooga, Tennessee residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 16.6% of the residents of Chattanooga are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Chattanooga, Tennessee?

The racial demographics of Chattanooga are 62.3% White, 31.4% Black, 2.7% Asian, 2.4% Two or more races, 1.1% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 6.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Chattanooga, Tennessee residents are below the poverty line?

In Chattanooga, 17.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.7%. On a per-household basis, 12.4% of families are below the poverty line in Chattanooga.

What percentage of Chattanooga, Tennessee residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 61.9% of Chattanooga residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Chattanooga, Tennessee residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.5% of Chattanooga residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 30.0% have a bachelor's degree and 10.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Chattanooga, Tennessee residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Chattanooga residents aged 5 and older, 8.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.6% speak an Asian language.

Chattanooga Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Chattanooga, Tennessee?

The unemployment rate in Chattanooga is 6.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Chattanooga, Tennessee residents work for the government?

In Chattanooga, 11.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Chattanooga, Tennessee?

The median household income in Chattanooga is $45,527.

Chattanooga Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Chattanooga, Tennessee?

In Chattanooga, 52.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Chattanooga, Tennessee?

Renters occupy 47.4% of housing units in Chattanooga.

What percentage of Chattanooga, Tennessee housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Chattanooga, 12.0% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Chattanooga, Tennessee housing units were built after 2000?

In Chattanooga, 18.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 16,000 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Chattanooga, Tennessee?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Chattanooga is $859.

What percentage of households in Chattanooga, Tennessee have broadband internet?

In Chattanooga, 77.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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