Chattanooga demographics profile

StatisticChattanoogaTennesseeNational
Population175,4626,548,009318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,22715391
Median age37.038.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%57%55%
Speak English93%93%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%
Chattanooga, TN has a population of 175,462 and is the 140th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,227 per sq mi which is 701% higher than the Tennessee average and 1254% higher than the national average. The median age in Chattanooga is 37 which is approximately 4% lower than the Tennessee average of 39. In Chattanooga, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 62% of Chattanooga residents were born in Tennessee, 32% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Chattanooga is 701% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Chattanooga is 4% lower than Tennessee.
  • In Chattanooga 61.18% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Chattanooga 33.69% of the population is African American.
  • In Chattanooga 2.14% of the population is Asian.

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Chattanooga population breakdown by race

RaceChattanoogaTennesseeNational
Caucasian61.18%77.84%73.35%
African American33.69%16.81%12.63%
Asian2.14%1.61%5.22%
American Indian0.15%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.06%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race2.03%2.03%3.06%
Other race0.74%1.38%4.75%
In Chattanooga, 5.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Chattanooga age breakdown

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Source: The Chattanooga, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).