Statewide Claims to Fame

Chattanooga is 3rd in Tennessee out of 107 other cities in Size in square miles

Chattanooga is 4th in Tennessee out of 107 other cities in Households

Chattanooga is 4th in Tennessee out of 107 other cities in Housing units

Chattanooga is 4th in Tennessee out of 84 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Chattanooga is 4th in Tennessee out of 97 other cities in Current population (2012)

Chattanooga is 4th in Tennessee out of 97 other cities in Retail sales

Chattanooga is 4th in Tennessee out of 98 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Chattanooga is 8th in Tennessee out of 107 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Chattanooga is 10th in Tennessee out of 107 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Chattanooga is 14th in Tennessee out of 107 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Chattanooga, Tennessee Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Current population (2012) 171,279 4th 6,456,243 313,914,040
Size in square miles 137.2 3rd 41,234.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,222.5 28th 153.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 63rd 6.3% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.8% 91st 23.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.7% 62nd 14.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 82.7% 57th 83.2% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.6% 32nd 23.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Race - White 58.0% 100th 79.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 34.9% 8th 17.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 22nd 0.4% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.0% 23rd 1.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 14th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.9% 57th 1.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.5% 33rd 4.8% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 55.9% 100th 75.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Female residents 52.4% 49th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.9% 28th 4.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Housing units 79,607 4th 2,829,025 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 34.3% 10th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 69,947 4th 2,457,997 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.8% 86th 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $134,700 45th $137,200 $186,200
People per household 2.3 78th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Income per capita $23,491 43rd $24,197 $27,915
Income per household $36,689 62nd $43,989 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.9% 34th 16.9% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Chattanooga Rank Tennessee US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 17,465 4th 545,348 27,092,908
Retail sales $4,053,953 4th $77,547,291 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $23,868 40th $12,563 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $554,833 4th $10,626,759 $613,795,732

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