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Overview

Introduction to East Ridge, Tennessee

East Ridge, Tennessee, in Hamilton county, is 3 miles SE of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 100 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Chattanooga area.

East Ridge History

East Ridge is in Hamilton County, which was established in 1819. The county is named after Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of treasury during George Washington’s administration. The city is named after its location from the Missionary Ridge.

East Ridge and nearby Attractions

  • East Ridge History and Archive
  • Rock City Gardens
  • Reflection Riding Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Tennessee River Park
  • Harrison Bay State Park
  • National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History

Things To Do In East Ridge

East Ridge offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation at locations like the Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park and Ruby Falls. Rock City Gardens and the Tennessee River Park are nearby as well. The Chattanooga Regional History Museum and the Creative Discovery Museum are popular local historical spots. The Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park are popular family attractions.

East Ridge Transportation

Chattanooga Metropolitan is the nearest airport.

East Ridge Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Chattanooga State Technical Community College, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Lee University and Cleveland State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,311
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+10,281
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,956
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,948
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,516

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,611
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$768
Median House Value$116,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.7%
English9.2%
Irish8.9%
German8.7%
Scottish3.2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Italian1.4%
Welsh1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Polish0.4%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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East Ridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hamilton County
Standard Zip Codes37412
Phone Area Codes423
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35
Approximate Longitude-85.23

East Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHATTANOOGA AP
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationDALTON
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT 5 NW
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip62.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chattanooga175,462$54,239
Cleveland43,276$46,424
Collegedale10,438$75,600
Lookout Mountain1,930$130,714
Red Bank11,794$53,933
Signal Mountain8,500$116,208

East Ridge Public Libraries

East Ridge City Library
1517 TOMBRAS AVENUE
East Ridge, Tennessee
(423) 867-7323

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