East Ridge, Tennessee Population 2020

20,872

East Ridge is a city located in Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 20,872, it is the 31st largest city in Tennessee and the 1784th largest city in the United States. East Ridge is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -0.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,979 in 2010. East Ridge reached it's highest population of 21,799 in 1970. Spanning over 8 miles, East Ridge has a population density of 2,520 people per square mile.

The average household income in East Ridge is $56,757 with a poverty rate of 16.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $829 per month, and the median house value is $125,200. The median age in East Ridge is 39.6 years, 37.7 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.0 males.

East Ridge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Ridge was:

  • White: 79.03%
  • Black or African American: 14.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.48%
  • Other race: 2.35%
  • Asian: 1.24%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of East Ridge, Tennessee is 20,872, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,024.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,979.

East Ridge, Tennessee Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,70379.03%
Black or African American3,13514.83%
Two or More Races5252.48%
Some Other Race4962.35%
Asian2631.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.06%

East Ridge Population Pyramid 2020

East Ridge Median Age

39.6


Total

37.7


Male

41.4


Female

East Ridge Adults

There are 16,607 adults, (3,492 of whom are seniors) in East Ridge.

East Ridge Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

East Ridge Sex Ratio

Female

10,517

49.76%

Male

10,617

50.24%

East Ridge Households and Families

East Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

East Ridge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
Male74.6%25.4%
All53.8%46.2%
Non Family40.1%59.9%
Female31.4%68.6%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7162.4153.8
Non Family3,7291.2740.1
Married3,4583.2174.8
Female1,2343.3631.4
Male2953.2874.6

3.17

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

East Ridge Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9356.30%
9th to 12th Grade1,1267.59%
High School Graduate4,83932.63%
Some College3,63224.49%
Associates Degree1,1347.65%
Bachelors Degree2,07013.96%
Graduate Degree1,0967.39%

East Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,88010,5322,865
Black1,6541,622205
Hispanic92125514
Multiple Races24723865
Other Race22147
Asian18818217

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.07%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 26.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,392$33,165$30,000
Less Than High School$25,019$25,207$24,674
High School Grad$28,584$29,747$26,142
Some College$32,424$40,194$28,438
Bachelors Degree$37,997$41,118$36,620
Graduate Degree$44,167$41,016$44,942

$31,392

Average Earnings

$33,165

Average Male

$30,000

Average Female

East Ridge Language

East Ridge Language by Age

East Ridge Language

89.21% of East Ridge residents speak only English, while 10.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.52% of the population.

East Ridge Poverty

East Ridge Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,7331,68611.44%
Hispanic2,6281,24947.53%
Black3,07336711.94%
Multiple52511321.52%
Asian2635922.43%
Other49661.21%

16.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.83%

Male Poverty Rate

17.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Ridge is Hispanic, with 47.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Ridge is Other, with 1.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.15%
High School12.64%
Some College12.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.85%
Male Unemployed29.87%
Male Employed11.30%
Female Employed8.34%

East Ridge Income

East Ridge Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,428$56,757
Families$57,700$64,560
Married Families$65,698-
Non Families$30,233$44,742

East Ridge Marital Status

East Ridge Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

East Ridge Married by Age and Sex

East Ridge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

East Ridge Marital Status by Race

East Ridge Veterans

1,621

Number of Veterans

1,519

Male Veterans

102

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam513
First Gulf War356
Second Gulf War325
Korea127
World War II112
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,41710.32%
Black1829.19%
2 or More226.49%
Hispanic141.22%

$East Ridge Veterans by Education

9.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Ridge Employment Status

65%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

East Ridge Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.34%

Born in Tennessee

92.89%

Native Born

7.11%

Foreign Born

4.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.89% of East Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 60.34% having been born in Tennessee. 4.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,872-76-0.36%
201920,948-76-0.36%
201821,024-74-0.35%
201721,098-76-0.36%
201621,174280.13%
201521,146-83-0.39%
201421,229-102-0.48%
201321,331670.32%
201221,2641280.61%
201121,1361320.63%
201021,0043640.17%
200020,640-461-0.22%
199021,101-135-0.06%
198021,236-563-0.26%
197021,7992,2291.08%
196019,5709,9257.33%
19509,6456,70612.62%
19402,9390.00%