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Chattanooga city, Tennessee

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Table

Chattanooga city, Tennessee
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
182,113
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
182,113
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
181,234
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 181,099
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 167,674
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.6%
Female persons, percent
53.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
60.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
31.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
3.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,686
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 52.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $174,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,246
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $443
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $891
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 77,179
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.24
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 82.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 9.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 87.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 80.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 31.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,023,254
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,481,496
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,469,623
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,223,863
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $34,636
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $47,165
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,241
Persons in poverty, percent
17.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,162
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,035
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 738
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 555
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,635
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 457
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,626
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,272.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,222.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 142.35
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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