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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Atlanta, Georgia
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Chattanooga is 180% less densely populated than Atlanta.
People are 12% more likely to be married in Atlanta.
The Median Age is 3.8 years older in Chattanooga.

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PEOPLE
 Chattanooga, TNAtlanta, GAUnited States
 Population176,588463,878321,418,820
 Population - 2010164,481413,462308,745,538
 Population - 2000155,554416,474285,036,114
 Population - 1990152,466394,017251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now15.82%17.73%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now13.52%11.38%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,2433,48591
 Land Area1421333,531,905
 Water Area81264,837
 Median Age37.133.337.4
 Female Population52.10%50.54%50.81%
 Male Population47.90%49.46%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Chattanooga, TNAtlanta, GAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.22%6.35%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.85%5.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.74%4.90%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.23%2.49%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.14%6.51%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.28%8.10%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3414.73%19.73%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.16%14.66%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.01%12.30%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.51%5.10%6.57%
 Age 60 to 646.11%4.65%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.91%5.86%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.92%2.91%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.19%1.36%1.85%
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 RACE
 Chattanooga, TNAtlanta, GAUnited States
 White56.58%36.41%62.77%
 Black33.83%52.39%12.24%
 Asian2.13%3.76%4.95%
 Native American0.16%0.12%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.05%0.03%0.16%
 Other0.09%0.17%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.64%1.56%2.13%
 Hispanic5.54%5.56%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.46%94.44%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Chattanooga, TNAtlanta, GAUnited States
 Households69,890181,681116,211,000
 Family Households40,06078,69176,958,100
 Non Family Households29,830102,99039,253,000
 Household Size2.352.252.63
 Married Population41.25%29.72%50.58%
 Single Population58.75%70.28%49.42%
 Now Married38.72%27.36%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.53%2.36%2.17%
 Never Married37.38%53.71%32.55%
 Widowed7.38%5.52%5.95%
 Divorced14.00%11.05%10.92%
 Married, w/children24.61%23.08%31.68%
 Married, no children38.06%33.50%41.44%
 Single, w/children22.81%26.72%16.94%
 Single, no children14.53%16.70%9.95%
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