East Ridge, Tennessee Population 2024

21,684

East Ridge is a city located in Catoosa County, Walker County, and Hamilton County Tennessee. East Ridge has a 2024 population of 21,684. East Ridge is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -2.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,188 in 2020.

The average household income in East Ridge is $66,648 with a poverty rate of 15.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Ridge is 39.6 years, 39.2 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

East Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 76.37%
  • Black or African American: 12.54%
  • Other race: 5.67%
  • Two or more races: 4.27%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,618.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.27% (-504)
The current population of East Ridge, Tennessee is 21,684 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,188.

East Ridge, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,83276.37%
Black or African American2,76312.54%
Other race1,2505.67%
Two or more races9414.27%
Asian2541.15%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Ridge Population by Race

East Ridge Population Pyramid 2024

East Ridge Median Age

39.6

Total

39.2

Male

41.3

Female

East Ridge Adults

There are 17,797 adults, (4,157 of whom are seniors) in East Ridge.

East Ridge Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

East Ridge Sex Ratio

Female11,33751.44%
Male10,70348.56%

East Ridge Population by Age

East Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,5582.2960.439.6
Non Family4,0411.2557.242.8
Married3,8772.9467.932.1
Female1,2753.2547.752.3
Male3653.4261.938.1

2.91

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Ridge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0846.7%
9th to 12th Grade1,2347.62%
High School Graduate4,61628.51%
Some College4,35026.87%
Associates Degree1,4348.86%
Bachelors Degree2,37514.67%
Graduate Degree1,0986.78%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,19110,9022,769
Black1,7941,651286
Hispanic1,586721261
Other Race800469237
2+ Races59742981
Asian18318387

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.54%.

East Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,870$43,270$33,797
Less Than 9th Grade$24,336$35,966$23,086
High School Graduate$34,792$40,824$31,696
Some College$41,134$50,968$34,345
Bachelors Degree$42,800$40,583$46,016
Graduate Degree$58,023$80,428$47,444

$38,870

Average Earnings

$43,270

Average Male

$33,797

Average Female

East Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Ridge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Ridge Language

86.76% of East Ridge residents speak only English, while 13.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.93% of the population.

East Ridge Language

East Ridge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,9251,40948.17%
White15,1741,1807.78%
Other1,25074059.2%
Black2,73554419.89%
Multiple94131733.69%
Asian25410440.94%

15.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.07%

Male Poverty Rate

15.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Ridge is Other, with 59.2% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Ridge is White, with 7.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.69%.

East Ridge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.98%
Some College12.19%
High School10.91%
Bachelors or Greater7.56%

East Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.83%
Male Unemployed30.26%
Female Employed6.8%
Male Employed5.56%

East Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Ridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,103$66,648
Families$64,696$77,285
Married Families$79,792$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,200$49,333

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Ridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

East Ridge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Ridge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

East Ridge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Ridge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,345

Number of Veterans

1,325

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam710
First Gulf War192
Korea95
Second Gulf War57
World War II24

East Ridge Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74422
75+421
55 to 64293
35 to 54206
18 to 343

East Ridge Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,1358.1%
Black1638.25%
2+ Races395.86%
Other Race80.86%
Hispanic80.45%

East Ridge Veterans by Race

East Ridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Ridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

East Ridge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Ridge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Ridge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.25%

Born in East Ridge

90.88%

Native Born

9.12%

Foreign Born

5.78%

Non Citizen

3.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.88% of East Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 55.25% having been born in Tennessee. 5.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Ridge Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,054-126-0.59%
202821,180-126-0.59%
202721,306-126-0.59%
202621,432-126-0.58%
202521,558-126-0.58%
202421,684-126-0.58%
202321,810-126-0.57%
202221,936-142-0.64%
202122,078-110-0.5%
202022,1881,0044.74%
201921,184640.3%
201821,120-99-0.47%
201721,219-44-0.21%
201621,263590.28%
201521,204-24-0.11%
201421,228-106-0.5%
201321,334690.32%
201221,2651430.68%
201121,1221140.54%
201021,0083681.78%
200020,640-461-2.18%
199021,101-135-0.64%
198021,236-563-2.58%
197021,7992,22911.39%
196019,5709,925102.9%
19509,6456,706228.17%
19402,93900%
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East Ridge Population by Year