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.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Ridge who work in office and administrative support (13.66%), sales jobs (10.75%), and food service (7.00%).
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 21.35% of adults in East Ridge having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Ridge in 2010 was $24,810, 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 $99,240 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 12.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Ridge include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in East Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.