East Ridge, TN
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East Ridge is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 21,024 people and six constituent neighborhoods, East Ridge is the 30th largest community in Tennessee.

East Ridge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Ridge is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Ridge who work in office and administrative support (13.80%), sales jobs (12.07%), and food service (7.71%).

Of important note, East Ridge is also a city of artists. East Ridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Ridge’s character.

Being a small city, East Ridge does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of East Ridge are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.21% of adults in East Ridge having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Ridge in 2010 was $23,665, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,660 for a family of four. However, East Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Ridge is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. East Ridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Ridge include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in East Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.