Statistic Chattanooga Tennessee National
Population 181,370 6,833,174 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 1,274 167 91
Median age 36.7 38.5 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 46% 57% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 38% 41% 43%
Speak English 90% 93% 79%
Speak Spanish 6% 4% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Chattanooga is 663% higher than Tennessee
  • The median age in Chattanooga is 5% lower than Tennessee
  • In Chattanooga 60.69% of the population is White
  • In Chattanooga 30.99% of the population is Black
  • In Chattanooga 2.87% of the population is Asian

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      Chattanooga population breakdown by race

      Race Chattanooga Tennessee National
      White 60.69% 77.84% 73.35%
      Black 30.99% 16.81% 12.63%
      Asian 2.87% 1.61% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.10% 0.29% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.02% 0.05% 0.18%
      Mixed race 3.65% 2.03% 3.06%
      Other race 1.68% 1.38% 4.75%
      In Chattanooga, 6.9% 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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      Source: The Chattanooga, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).