Chattanooga, TN

177,582 Population
142 square miles 1,250.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.7%
was 2.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Population Density
1,250.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.9%
was 50.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.1%
was 6.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Percent Under 18
20.3%
was 20.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in TN
Percent 65 and Over
15.3%
was 15.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.6
was 6
Ranked 12th Lowest in TN
Percent Living in Poverty
20.2%
was 21.7%
Ranked 6th Lowest in TN
Median Household Income
$41,278
was $40,004
Ranked 5th Highest in TN
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.6
49.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
13.1
was 10.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
989.3
was 982.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,918.8
was 6,656.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
83,133
was 82,700
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Median Rent
$781
was $764
Ranked 7th Highest in TN
Total Building Permits
435
was 375
 
Occupied Housing Units
72,349
was 69,963
 
Homeownership Rate
54.9%
was 49.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN
Single Family Building Permits
298
was 247
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
581.0
was 578.1
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.8%
was 26.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN
Multifamily Building Permits
137
was 128
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.4
Ranked 7th Highest in TN
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.5
was 4.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.5
was 2.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.5%
was 98.3%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 99.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in TN

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.2%
was 82.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
29.9%
was 26.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in TN

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