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Knoxville, Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tennessee
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Knoxville is 51% more densely populated than Chattanooga.
People are 4% less likely to be married in Chattanooga.
The Median Age is 3.3 years younger in Knoxville.

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PEOPLE
 Knoxville, TNChattanooga, TNUnited States
 Population185,291176,588321,418,820
 Population - 2010178,202164,481308,745,538
 Population - 2000173,890155,554285,036,114
 Population - 1990165,121152,466251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now12.22%15.82%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.56%13.52%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,8811,24391
 Land Area991423,531,905
 Water Area68264,837
 Median Age33.837.137.4
 Female Population51.89%52.10%50.81%
 Male Population48.12%47.90%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Knoxville, TNChattanooga, TNUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.00%6.22%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.86%5.85%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.68%5.74%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.78%3.23%4.03%
 Age 18 to 207.41%5.14%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2410.03%6.28%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.97%14.73%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.38%12.16%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.86%13.01%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.80%6.51%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.26%6.11%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.55%7.91%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.47%4.92%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.96%2.19%1.85%
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 RACE
 Knoxville, TNChattanooga, TNUnited States
 White73.60%56.58%62.77%
 Black17.25%33.83%12.24%
 Asian1.69%2.13%4.95%
 Native American0.23%0.16%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.04%0.05%0.16%
 Other0.24%0.09%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.21%1.64%2.13%
 Hispanic4.74%5.54%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic95.26%94.46%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Knoxville, TNChattanooga, TNUnited States
 Households82,07969,890116,211,000
 Family Households38,27340,06076,958,100
 Non Family Households43,80629,83039,253,000
 Household Size2.12.352.63
 Married Population37.41%41.25%50.58%
 Single Population62.59%58.75%49.42%
 Now Married35.20%38.72%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.21%2.53%2.17%
 Never Married41.03%37.38%32.55%
 Widowed7.04%7.38%5.95%
 Divorced14.52%14.00%10.92%
 Married, w/children24.45%24.61%31.68%
 Married, no children40.71%38.06%41.44%
 Single, w/children22.56%22.81%16.94%
 Single, no children12.28%14.53%9.95%
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