East Ridge, TN

East Ridge profile

Living in East Ridge

East Ridge is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 21,182 people and six constituent neighborhoods, East Ridge is the 30th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Ridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (14.62%), sales jobs (12.00%), and food service (7.24%).

East Ridge is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of East Ridge are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.89% of adults in East Ridge having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Ridge in 2018 was $25,636, 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 $102,544 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 13.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Ridge include Irish, English, German, European, and Scots-Irish.

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