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Chattanooga city, Tennessee

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Chattanooga city, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 180,557
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 180,557
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 170,309
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 167,674
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 10,617
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 5.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 52.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $153,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,195
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $405
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $785
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 71,190
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.35
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 84.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 81.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 86.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 28.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 763,505
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,891,412
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,598,082
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,711,518
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,359,074
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $25,450
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 18.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $41,911
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $26,730
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 16,348
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,929
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,355
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,574
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 11,752
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,578
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 13,567
Population per square mile, 2010 1,222.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 137.15
FIPS Code 4714000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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