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ZIP Code 37408

Primary City:Chattanooga, TN (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: South Gardens|Alton Park
County: Hamilton County
Timezone: Eastern (11:34am)
Area code: 423 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.03, -85.31
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 37408

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 37408. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 37408. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 37408, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Chattanooga, TN

Stats and Demographics for the 37408 ZIP Code

ZIP code 37408 is located in south Tennessee and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 37408 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 37408 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,486
Population Density 776 people per sq mi
Housing Units 807
Median Home Value $133,800
Land Area 1.92 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 665
Median Household Income $22,375

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4832354263719568444961684732218145
Female452837337582614733364152381916181210
Total936072751381531561157785102120855137262615

Gender

 Male 803 54%
 Female 683 46%
Gender

Race

 White 661 44%
 Black Or African American 666 45%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 44 3%
 Asian 23 2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 1%
 Other Race 62 4%
 Two Or More Races 17 1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner57048355020145
Renter428461598846317
Total4715410994138664512

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 155 23%
 Single Guardian 124 19%
 Singles 304 46%
 Singles With Roommate 82 12%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 533 80%
 Households with Kids 132 20%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male109911575873126958107989
Female129685763776541511058910
Total221815191014111114101811132092012171719

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 37408 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 37408 were primarily built in the 2000s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 37408 real estate data, the median home value of $133,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 37408 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 37408 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 37408 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,421 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 65 4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 199 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 48 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 418 52%
 Households Vacant 142 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 63 44.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.7%
 For Sale Only 18 12.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 6.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 51 35.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 38 8%
 1 Bedroom 204 41%
 2 Bedroom 141 28%
 3+ Bedroom 113 23%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $22,375 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 37408 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 37408 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 37408 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 37408 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 467 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 311 25%
 No Earnings 487 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 467 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 311 25%
 No Earnings 487 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 511 74%
 Public transportation 44 6%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 89 13%
 Worked at Home 47 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 154 30%
 High School Graduate 210 41%
 Associate's degree 23 4%
 Bachelor's degree 74 14%
 Master's degree 54 10%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 224 97%
 Enrolled in Private School 8 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 37408

ZIP Code 37408 is in the Hamilton County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 37408.

Howard School of Academics Technology
2500 South Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hamilton County School District

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