Chattanooga Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Chattanooga is 182,111. 23.82% is under 18, while 17.92% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 6.28% of the population was five years old or younger, 23.82% were 18 years or younger and 30.83% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 52.31% female and 47.69% male.

Chattanooga Housing

According to the US Census, Chattanooga has 86,385 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Chattanooga was 89.48%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $235,900

Chattanooga Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 85.19% of Chattanooga's population. Residents of the city who were Some Other Race Alone, made up 4.44% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 2.76% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 1.17%

White Alone56.09%
Black Or African American Alone29.09%
Some Other Race Alone4.44%
Asian Alone2.76%
White Black Or African American1.17%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.71%

How Educated is Chattanooga

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 21.8% of Chattanooga residents had a bachelor's degree, while 12.6% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 34.40% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Chattanooga CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher88.4%
Some College Or Associates Degree42.7%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher29.1%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency26.9%
Bachelors Degree21.8%
Some College No Degree21.0%

Average Income in Chattanooga

The median household income in Chattanooga is $55,065. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $55,065.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $76,706 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $102,004.

A closer examination of the income groups of Chattanooga households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $100,000 and $149,999 (13.8%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (5.8%). 8.0% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$102,004
Nonfamily households$34,392