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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Charlotte, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Chattanooga is 119% less densely populated than Charlotte.
People are 4% less likely to be married in Charlotte.
The Median Age is 3.5 years older in Chattanooga.

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PEOPLE
 Chattanooga, TNCharlotte, NCUnited States
 Population176,588827,097321,418,820
 Population - 2010164,481705,896308,745,538
 Population - 2000155,554540,828285,036,114
 Population - 1990152,466395,934251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now15.82%108.90%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now13.52%52.93%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,2432,72691
 Land Area1423033,531,905
 Water Area82264,837
 Median Age37.133.637.4
 Female Population52.10%52.05%50.81%
 Male Population47.90%47.95%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Chattanooga, TNCharlotte, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.22%7.31%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.85%7.24%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.74%6.46%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.23%3.81%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.14%4.06%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.28%5.97%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3414.73%17.43%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.16%15.47%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.01%13.25%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.51%5.57%6.57%
 Age 60 to 646.11%4.44%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.91%5.16%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.92%2.70%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.19%1.14%1.85%
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 RACE
 Chattanooga, TNCharlotte, NCUnited States
 White56.58%43.90%62.77%
 Black33.83%34.42%12.24%
 Asian2.13%5.52%4.95%
 Native American0.16%0.25%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.05%0.06%0.16%
 Other0.09%0.19%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.64%2.24%2.13%
 Hispanic5.54%13.43%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.46%86.57%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Chattanooga, TNCharlotte, NCUnited States
 Households69,890298,815116,211,000
 Family Households40,060181,09476,958,100
 Non Family Households29,830117,72139,253,000
 Household Size2.352.552.63
 Married Population41.25%45.64%50.58%
 Single Population58.75%54.36%49.42%
 Now Married38.72%42.60%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.53%3.05%2.17%
 Never Married37.38%39.52%32.55%
 Widowed7.38%4.49%5.95%
 Divorced14.00%10.35%10.92%
 Married, w/children24.61%32.12%31.68%
 Married, no children38.06%33.92%41.44%
 Single, w/children22.81%22.73%16.94%
 Single, no children14.53%11.22%9.95%
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