Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN

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2020 Population
121,199
2.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.1
0.278% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
21.8%
0.329% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$41,385
4.26% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$150,400
4.3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
54,012
3.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN had a population of 121k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $41,385. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew from 118,815 to 121,199, a 2.01% increase and its median household income grew from $39,693 to $41,385, a 4.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.86%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.3%).

11.4% of the households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2,580 degrees awarded in 2020), Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Chattanooga (243 degrees), and Richmont Graduate University (68 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was $150,400, and the homeownership rate was 48.4%. Most people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is home to a population of 121k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.66% of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents were born outside of the country (9.29k people).

In 2020, there were 1.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61k people) in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are Spanish (9,004 households), Gujarati (589 households), and Arabic (475 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61k ± 1.81k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.9k ± 1.74k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.11k ± 1.18k
9.94%
Hispanic Population
12k people

In 2020, there were 1.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61k people) in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.94% of the people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are hispanic (12k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,004 households (7.93%)
  2. Gujarati
    589 households (0.519%)
  3. Arabic
    475 households (0.418%)

11.4% of the households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was Spanish. 7.93% of the households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.29k people
8.05%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
9.56k people

As of 2020, 7.66% of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents (9.29k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 8.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,627 ± 1,245 people
  2. Guatemala
    1,950 ± 1,075 people
  3. India
    976 ± 764 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 2,627 Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents, followed by Guatemala with 1,950 and India with 976.

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Citizenship

94.5%
2020 Citizenship
94.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.5% of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,509 ± 363
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    999 ± 312
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    782 ± 240

Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Tennessee (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is $41,385. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN with a value of $111,196, followed by Collierville Town & Germantown City PUMA, TN and Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, with respective values of $101,395 and $88,393.

Males in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,394. The income inequality in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN employs 54k people. The largest industries in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are Restaurants & Food Services (5,053 people), Construction (2,819 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,757 people), and the highest paying industries are Banking & related activities ($198,299), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($123,281), and Air transportation ($114,352).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,385
2020 value
± $1,661
4.26%
1 Year Growth
± 4.89%

Households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have a median annual income of $41,385, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,693 in 2019, which represents a 4.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$56,102
Average Male Salary in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
± $10,856
$44,394
Average Female Salary in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
± $8,681

In 2020, full-time male employees in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
  1. Asian
    $54,169 ± $56,809
  2. White
    $49,643 ± $8,696
  3. Other
    $41,894 ± $34,765

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN.

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Wage Distribution

0.469
2020 Wage GINI in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN

In 2020, the income inequality in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.14% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN with a value of $111,196, followed by Collierville Town & Germantown City PUMA, TN and Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, with respective values of $101,395 and $88,393.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN (25.1k out of 115k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    13,373 ± 977
  2. White
    9,082 ± 828
  3. Hispanic
    4,593 ± 599

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

54k
2020 Value
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 3.35%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 52.3k employees to 54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, are Customer service representatives (1,509 people), Cashiers (1,501 people), and Retail salespersons (1,430 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, by number of employees, are Customer service representatives (1,509 people), Cashiers (1,501 people), and Retail salespersons (1,430 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Surgical technologists (6.59 times higher than expected), Directors, religious activities & education (5.84 times), and Photographers (4.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, by average salary, are Physicians ($246,425), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($245,505), and Real estate brokers & sales agents ($190,144).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54k
2020 Value
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 3.35%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 52.3k employees to 54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,053 people), Construction (2,819 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,757 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, though some of these residents may live in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,053 people), Construction (2,819 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,757 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN has an unusually high number of Carpet & rug mills (13.8 times higher than expected), Drinking places, alcoholic beverages (5.8 times), and Animal slaughtering & processing (5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, by average salary, are Banking & related activities ($198,299), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($123,281), and Air transportation ($114,352).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $66B
  2. $49B
  3. $47B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $66B, followed by Mixed freight ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($47B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$498B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
111% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $498B. This is expected to increase 111% to $1.05T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.6B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $36.6B, followed by Texas with $29.5B and California and $26.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%). The most partisan county was Scott County, TN with 88.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Tennessee
60.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Tennessee
  1. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Tennessee was Scott County, TN with 88.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Tennessee colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN awarded 2,891 degrees. The student population of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is skewed towards women, with 5,107 male students and 7,268 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are White (2,238 and 79%), followed by Black or African American (244 and 8.61%), Hispanic or Latino (128 and 4.52%), and Two or More Races (114 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN by number of degrees awarded are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2,580 and 89.2%), Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Chattanooga (243 and 8.41%), and Richmont Graduate University (68 and 2.35%).

The most popular majors in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are General Business Administration & Management (537 and 18.6%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (191 and 6.61%), and General Psychology (181 and 6.26%).

The median tuition cost in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN for a public four year colleges is $7,836 for in-state students and $23,954 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 404 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 191 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 155 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 404 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,580 degrees awarded
  2. 243 degrees awarded
  3. 68 degrees awarded
$7,836
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga with 2,580 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,186
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,705
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, which is 0.696 times less than the 1,705 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,238 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    244 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    128 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was White students. These 2,238 degrees mean that there were 9.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 244 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was $150,400 in 2020, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $144,200 to $150,400, a 4.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is 48.4%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$150,400
2020 Median
± $4,885
$144,200
2019 Median
± $4,415

In 2020, the median property value in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew to to $150,400 from the previous year's value of $144,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$41,385
Median Household Income
± $1,661
50.3k
Number of Households
± 1,814

In 2020, the median household income of the 50.3k households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew to $41,385 from the previous year's value of $39,693.

The following chart displays the households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

48.4%
2020 Homeownership
46.5%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 48.4% of the housing units in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.87%)

In 2020, 75.9% of workers in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (5.87%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

85.6% of the population of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Tennessee was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1396 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1801 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 634 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, DeKalb County and Lauderdale County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.5%). Additionally, Lauderdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,396 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,396 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Tennessee
$4,680
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,677
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,371
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.4%
Uninsured
39.4%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew by 9.47% from 13.1% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 21.5% prevalence
  2. 21.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

DeKalb County and Lauderdale County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 21.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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