East Ridge is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 21,260 people and six constituent neighborhoods, East Ridge is the 30th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities, East Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Ridge is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Ridge who work in sales jobs (14.00%), office and administrative support (12.72%), and food service (7.63%).
In terms of college education, East Ridge is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.88% of adults 25 and older in East Ridge have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Ridge in 2010 was $20,311, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,244 for a family of four.
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. Important ancestries of people in East Ridge include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in East Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.