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East Ridge, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of East Ridge had a population of 21,872 as of July 1, 2016. East Ridge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Ridge is located at latitude 34.9973 and longitude -85.2285 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of East Ridge (GNIS ID: 2403535) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of East Ridge is located within Commissioner District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Ridge: East Side, Nickel Row, Penny Row, Smokey Row.

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East Ridge, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,872
Population in Households 21,688
Population in Familes 15,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 2,641
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 9,754
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 5,445
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,153 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,601 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 998 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $122,440
Average Home Value $135,501


Median Household Income $40,104
Average Household Income $52,765
Per Capita Income $23,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.71%
Households 0.51% 0.64%
Families 0.24% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Ridge, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Ridge to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 93rd
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 82 81st
Median Household Income # 175 59th
Per Capita Income # 117 73rd

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