Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN

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Population
118,641
0.872% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lamar Alexander
Republican Party
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
Median Age
36.2

Poverty Rate
22.8%

Median Household Income
$38,792
5.04% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$137,200
9.76% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
50,110
2.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN had a population of 119k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $38,792. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew from 117,615 to 118,641, a 0.872% increase and its median household income grew from $36,929 to $38,792, a 5.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%). 10.1% of the people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2,500 degrees awarded in 2017), Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga (411 degrees), and Virginia College-Chattanooga (178 degrees).

The median property value in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is $137,200, and the homeownership rate is 46.3%. Most people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34.7%), followed by Other (4.56%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, TN with 86% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn 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.

Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN 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. 86% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Tennessee was Wayne County, TN with 86% 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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Lamar Alexander
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

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

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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 Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is home to a population of 119k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.96% of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents were born outside of the country (8.25k people).

In 2018, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.6k people) in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.34k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are Spanish (7,522 speakers), Telugu (338 speakers), and Malayalam, Kannada, or Other Dravidian Languages (322 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.6k ± 1.45k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.3k ± 1.42k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.34k ± 1.05k
8.94%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2018, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.6k people) in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.34k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.94% of the people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are hispanic (10.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,522 speakers (6.77%)
  2. Telugu
    338 speakers (0.304%)
  3. Malayalam, Kannada, or Other Dravidian Languages
    322 speakers (0.29%)

10.1% of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was Spanish. 6.77% of the overall population of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are native Spanish speakers. 0.304% speak Telugu and 0.29% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.96%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.25k people
6.48%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
7.62k people

As of 2018, 6.96% of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents (8.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 6.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are getting getting older. In 2017, 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
    2,141 ± 1,126 people
  2. Guatemala
    1,660 ± 993 people
  3. India
    1,075 ± 801 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 2,141 Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents, followed by Guatemala with 1,660 and India with 1,075.

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Citizenship

94.9%
2018 Citizenship
95.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.9% of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,247 ± 372
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    994 ± 247
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    906 ± 254

Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is $38,792. In 2018, 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 $110,700, followed by Collierville Town & Germantown City PUMA, TN and Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, with respective values of $99,683 and $91,076.

Males in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,189. The income inequality in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN employs 50.1k people. The largest industries in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are Restaurants & Food Services (5,199 people), Hospitals (3,041 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (2,186 people), and the highest paying industries are Banking & related activities ($168,106), Offices of dentists ($142,740), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($128,911).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,792
2018 value
± $1,462
5.04%
1 Year Growth
± 4.13%

Households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have a median annual income of $38,792, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,929 in 2017, which represents a 5.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,612
Average Male Salary in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
± $10,784
$37,189
Average Female Salary in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
± $5,973

In 2017, full-time male employees in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN made 1.36 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
    $45,112 ± $26,119
  2. White
    $43,174 ± $7,875
  3. Black
    $27,826 ± $5,498

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 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

0.465
2017 Wage GINI in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN
0.45
2016 Wage GINI in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN

In 2017, the income inequality in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.22% growth from 2016 to 2017, 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 0.479. 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 2018, 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 $110,700, followed by Collierville Town & Germantown City PUMA, TN and Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, with respective values of $99,683 and $91,076.

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 Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN (25.7k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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
    13,428 ± 819
  2. White
    11,124 ± 856
  3. Hispanic
    4,350 ± 530

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

50.1k
2017 Value
2.57%
1 Year growth
± 2.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 48.9k employees to 50.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, are Cashiers (2,015 people), Cooks (1,547 people), and Customer service representatives (1,473 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 Cashiers (2,015 people), Cooks (1,547 people), and Customer service representatives (1,473 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 Residential advisors (4.4 times higher than expected), Editors (4.24 times), and Packers & packagers, hand (3.77 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 & surgeons ($222,759), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($179,467), and Architectural & engineering managers ($135,236).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.1k
2017 Value
2.57%
1 Year growth
± 2.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 48.9k employees to 50.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,199 people), Hospitals (3,041 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (2,186 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 (5,199 people), Hospitals (3,041 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (2,186 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 (21.9 times higher than expected), Mail-order houses (11.6 times), and Sugar & confectionery products (6.34 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 ($168,106), Offices of dentists ($142,740), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($128,911).

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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. $33.7B
  2. $31.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($26.9B).

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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$333B
2015 Value in Tennessee
$525B
Projected 2045 Value in Tennessee
57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

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. $27.6B
  2. $17.3B
  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN awarded 3,155 degrees. The student population of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is skewed towards women, with 5,270 male students and 7,398 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are White (2,333 and 75.1%), followed by Black or African American (349 and 11.2%), Two or More Races (174 and 5.6%), and Unknown (92 and 2.96%).

The largest universities in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN by number of degrees awarded are The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2,500 and 79.2%), Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga (411 and 13%), and Virginia College-Chattanooga (178 and 5.64%).

The most popular majors in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are General Business Administration & Management (491 and 15.6%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (188 and 5.96%), and Registered Nursing (177 and 5.61%).

The median tuition costs in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,888 and $23,006 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 356 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 153 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 356 degree-majorss awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,500 degrees awarded
  2. 411 degrees awarded
  3. 178 degrees awarded
$6,888
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga with 2,500 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,217
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,938
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,217 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN, which is 0.628 times less than the 1,938 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,333 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    349 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    174 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN were to White students. These 2,333 degrees mean that there were 6.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 349 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was $137,200 in 2018, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $125,000 to $137,200, a 9.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN is 46.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$137,200
2018 Median
± $3,919
$125,000
2017 Median
± $4,283

In 2018, the median property value in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew to to $137,200 from the previous year's value of $125,000.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

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$38,792
Median Household Income
± $1,462
47.1k
Number of Households
± 1,468

In 2018, the median household income of the 47.1k households in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN grew to $38,792 from the previous year's value of $36,929.

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

46.3%
2018 Homeownership
47%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 46.3% of the housing units in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. 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

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% 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 Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.3%
  2. Carpooled
    9.28%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.22%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN was Drove Alone (78.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.28%) and those who Worked At Home (4.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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 1 car.

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Health

87.2% of the population of Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.72% 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 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,382 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 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

12.8%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chattanooga City (South & Central) PUMA, TN N/A by N/A from N/A% to 12.8%.

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. 17.5% prevalence
  2. 17% prevalence
  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

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

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