Chattanooga, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 155,554. Estimated population in 2021: 154,762 (-0.5% change)
Males: 73,370 (47.2%), Females: 82,184 (52.8%)

Hamilton County

Zip codes: 37402, 37403, 37404, 37405, 37406, 37407, 37408, 37409, 37410, 37411, 37412, 37415, 37416, 37419, 37421.

Median resident age: 36.8 years
Median household income: $32,006
Median house value: $83,500

Races in Chattanooga:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.9%)
  • Black (36.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (12.3%), English (7.9%), Irish (7.5%), German (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Scottish (1.9%).

Elevation: 685 feet

Land area: 135.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chattanooga

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chattanooga city

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

3.4% Foreign born (1.5% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,694 (+1.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Chattanooga:

  • CUMBERLAND HALL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (7351 STANDIFER GAP RD)
  • ERLANGER MEDICAL CENTER (975 EAST THIRD ST)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CHATTANOOGA REHAB HOSPITAL (2412 MCCALLIE AVE)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL – CHATTANOOGA (709 WALNUT STREET)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2525 DESALES AVE)
  • MOCCASSIN BEND MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (100 MOCCASIN BEND ROAD)
  • PARKRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER (2333 MCCALLIE AVE)
  • SISKIN HOSP FOR PHYSICAL REHAB (1 SISKIN PLAZA)
  • WOMEN’S EAST PAVILION (1751 GUNBARREL ROAD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chattanooga:

  • LOVELL FIELD (about 5 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 49 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
  • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 95 miles; MARIETTA, GA; Abbreviation: MGE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chattanooga:

  • DALLAS BAY SKY PARK (about 12 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: 1A0)
  • COLLEGEDALE MUNI (about 18 miles; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Abbreviation: 3M3)
  • MARION COUNTY-BROWN FIELD (about 22 miles; JASPER, TN; Abbreviation: APT)
Amtrak station:
CHATTANOOGA (GREYHOUND STA., 960 AIRPORT RD.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Chattanooga:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (Full-time enrollment: 6,914; Location: 615 MCCALLIE AVE; Public; Website: www.utc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,821; Location: 4501 AMNICOLA HWY; Public; Website: www.cstcc.cc.tn.us)
  • TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 741; Location: 1815 UNION AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.tntemple.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ELECTRONIC COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COLLEGE INC (Full-time enrollment: 107; Location: 3805 BRAINERD RD; Private, for-profit)
  • TENNESSEE INSTITUTE OF HEALING ARTS (Full-time enrollment: 82; Location: 7010 LEE HWY STE 712; Private, for-profit)
  • PAZAZZ HAIR ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 18; Location: 3641 BRAINERD RD; Private, for-profit)
  • CHATTANOOGA BARBER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 13; Location: 405 MARKET ST; Private, for-profit)
  • HIGHLAND STYLING ACADEMY (Location: 3847 HIXSON PKE; Private, for-profit)
  • INSURANCE SYSTEMS OF TENNESSEE (Location: 6347 E BRAINERD RD STE A; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chattanooga:

  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; GADSDEN, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,360)
  • KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; KENNESAW, GA; Full-time enrollment: 9,589)

Schools

Public high schools in Chattanooga:

  • RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,270; Location: 640 MORRISON SPRINGS RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 968; Location: 1020 N MOORE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 888; Location: 4320 BENNETT RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOWARD ACADEMY OF ACADEMICS TECHNOLOGY (Students: 701; Location: 2500 SOUTH MARKET ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TYNER ACADEMY (Students: 527; Location: 6836 TYNER RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE MID COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 4501 AMNICOLA HW; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • WASHINGTON SCHOOL (Location: 7821 HANCOCK RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in Chattanooga:

  • CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,033; Location: 3354 BROAD ST; Grades: KG – 12)
  • BOYD-BUCHANAN SCHOOL (Students: 970; Location: 4626 BONNIEWAY DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MCCALLIE SCHOOL (Students: 878; Location: 500 DODDS AV/MISSIONARY RIDGE; Grades: 6 – 12; Boys only)
  • BAYLOR SCHOOL (Students: 811; Location: BOX 1337 WILLIAMS ISLAND FERRY; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • GRACE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 704; Location: 7815 SHALLOWFORD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 592; Location: 2701 VERMONT AVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • TEMPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 1609 E 12TH ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CUMBERLAND HALL ACADEMY (Students: 95; Location: 7351 STANDIFER GAP ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • SCENIC LAND SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 1130 MOUNTAIN CREEK RD; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 4601 N TERRACE P O BOX 8917; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chattanooga:

  • EAST RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 767; Location: 4400 BENNETT RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RED BANK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 662; Location: 3715 DAYTON BL; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHATTANOOGA SCHOOL FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES (Students: 659; Location: 865 E 3RD ST; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • WESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 622; Location: 9629 EAST BRAINERD RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RED BANK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 620; Location: 1100 MOUNTAIN CREEK RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 561; Location: 2100 GLASS ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHATTANOOGA HIGH CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS (Students: 535; Location: 1301 DALLAS RD; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 1100 SPRING CREEK RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • TWENTYFIRST CENTURY ACADEMY (Students: 510; Location: 4201 CHERRYTON DR; Grades: KG – 12)
  • EAST BRAINERD ELEMENTARY (Students: 492; Location: 7453 E BRAINERD RD; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Chattanooga:

  • GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 735; Location: 205 ISLAND AVENUE; Grades: UG – UG; Girls only)
  • ST JUDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 930 ASHLAND TERRACE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • BRAINERD BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 452; Location: P O BOX 8099; Grades: PK – 6)
  • BRIGHT SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 1950 HIXSON PIKE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • LEE HIGHWAY CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 372; Location: 7122 LEE HIGHWAY; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY-PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 505 S. MOORE RD.; Grades: KG – 8)
  • LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 800 BELVOIR AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 7525 MIN-TOM DRIVE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST PETERS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 848 ASHLAND TERRACE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • SENTER SCHOOL FOUNDATION INC (Students: 149; Location: 1512 S HOLTZCLAW AVE; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Chattanooga:

  • CHATTANOOGA-HAMILTON CO. BICENTENNIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,917,945; Location: 1001 BROAD STREET; 1,116,062 books; 14,085 audio materials; 5,331 video materials; 1,382 serial subscriptions)

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