Chattanooga, TN

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 12.22.20)

 

AGE IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years13,4297.6%
25 to 29 years15,5648.8%
30 to 34 years13,2137.4%
35 to 39 years11,1726.3%
40 to 44 years9,8255.5%
45 to 49 years10,5936.0%
50 to 54 years11,4586.5%
55 to 59 years11,7076.6%
60 to 64 years11,2016.3%
65 to 69 years9,0685.1%
70 to 74 years6,7283.8%
75 to 79 years4,7032.7%
80 to 84 years3,8672.2%
85+ years4,3672.5%

The median age in Chattanooga is 37.6 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White112,98962.6%
Black or African American56,50231.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native2970.2%
Asian3,7382.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander0.0%
Other1,5150.8%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade5,1864.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma10,8978.3%
High school graduate (includes GED)32,25624.7%
Some college, no degree29,54122.6%
Associate’s degree10,7238.2%
Bachelor’s degree25,40419.5%
Graduate or professional degree16,49612.6%
High school graduate or higher114,42087.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher41,90032.1%
Less than Bachelor’s degree88,60367.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0008.6%
$10,000 to $14,9997.0%
$15,000 to $24,99913.0%
$25,000 to $34,99911.7%
$35,000 to $49,99914.7%
$50,000 to $74,99917.4%
$75,000 to $99,9999.7%
$100,000 to $149,99910.3%
$150,000 to $199,9993.3%
$200,000 or more4.3%

Median household income: $43,964

Mean household income: $66,297

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$17,622
High school graduate (includes GED)$25,374
Some college or Associate’s degree$31,968
Bachelor’s degree$47,249
Graduate or professional degree$59,815

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 150,086 NA
Never married60,90540.6%
Now married (except separated)57,09438.0%
Separated2,8461.9%
Widowed11,7027.8%
Divorced17,53911.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line31,91718.8%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Owner-occupied housing units38,334
Renter-occupied housing units34,508
Single-family detached units49,662
Homeownership rate52.6%
Vacancy rate12.7%
Renters rate73.8%
Average housing value$200,752
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$866
Average rent$706

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Average income$66,297
Average household size2.31
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force61.3%
Percent disabled15.3%
Percent with health coverage89.5%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)19.4
Percent workers using public transportation2.2%
Percent veterans7.5%
Percent foreign born6.0%
Percent speaking Spanish at home2.4%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Total consumer expenditures per household$58,995.57
Alcoholic beverages$447.91
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$264.31
Beer consumed away from home$79.83
Wine consumed away from home$39.05
Apparel & services$1,695.63
Men’s apparel$325.50
Women’s apparel$570.60
Children’s apparel$253.59
Boys’ apparel$87.08
Girls’ apparel$96.12
Footwear$386.14
Dining out (food away from home)$2,913.38
Dining out – Breakfast$297.97
Dining out – Lunch$906.40
Dining out – Dinner$1,352.10
Education$1,198.47
Entertainment / recreation$2,559.69
Club membership fees$176.06
Dating services$0.69
Pet food$212.01
Pet services$49.74
Food consumed at home$4,163.61
Bakery products consumed at home$547.13
Dairy products consumed at home$427.31
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$805.20
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$923.25
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$414.04
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,460.73
Health care$4,775.55
Medical services$864.76
Nonprescription drugs$118.41
Household Services$1,601.61
Care for the elderly and handicapped$65.91
Lawn and garden services$349.01
Housekeeping services$131.30
PC repair$5.42
Housing$18,551.21
Home improvements$1,954.00
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,965.17
Phone services$1,430.77
Water$569.74
Life and other insurance$356.45
Pensions and social security$6,144.86
Personal care products and services$707.85
Hair care products$85.70
Personal care products$302.09
Local transportation$6,873.14
Gasoline$1,790.14
Vehicle maintenance and repair$948.15
Travel$1,684.51
Airline fares$404.06
Auto / truck rental on trips$19.82
Lodging on trips$462.76
Food and drink on trips$408.99
Entertainment on trips$143.22

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN HAMILTON COUNTY (home to CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE)

% with any debt in collections36%
Average debt in collections$1,509
% with medical debt in collections26%
Average medical debt in collections$806
% with student loan debt16%
Average student loan debt$18,648
Average monthly student loan payment$169
% with auto debt29%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

YearPopulationPercent
January 20193,3163.8%
February 20193,0053.4%
March 20193,1493.6%
April 20192,7023.1%
May 20192,9483.4%
June 20193,8204.3%
July 20193,8164.3%
August 20193,2823.8%
September 20192,9973.4%
October 20192,9703.4%
November 20192,8563.3%
December 20192,8633.3%
January 20203,4093.9%
February 20203,4023.9%
March 20202,9553.3%
April 202015,08416.7%
May 202010,95812.1%
June 20209,78611.1%
July 202010,02111.4%
August 20209,0479.8%
September 20206,5107.3%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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