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ZIP Code 37421

Primary City:Chattanooga, TN (View All Cities)
County: Hamilton County
Timezone: Eastern (12:53am)
Area code: 423 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.03, -85.15
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 37421

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 37421. 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 37421. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 37421, 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 37421 ZIP Code

ZIP code 37421 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 37421 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 37421 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 46,228
Population Density 1,521 people per sq mi
Housing Units 20,747
Median Home Value $169,500
Land Area 30.38 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 19,332
Median Household Income $54,595

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3051,3521,3841,4711,5091,6441,5601,4691,5991,5681,6271,5071,464960642540416336
Female1,2301,2521,3381,2261,4931,6961,5331,5391,5271,6631,7551,6881,5291,161844812747842
Total2,5352,6042,7222,6973,0023,3403,0933,0083,1263,2313,3823,1952,9932,1211,4861,3521,1631,178

Gender

 Male 22,353 48%
 Female 23,875 52%
Gender

Race

 White 33,671 72.8%
 Black Or African American 8,541 18.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 115 0.2%
 Asian 1,989 4.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 1,075 2.3%
 Two Or More Races 828 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner871,1121,8162,4372,7801,8241,326415
Renter8431,9841,4671,260873409344355
Total9303,0963,2833,6973,6532,2331,670770

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,122 47%
 Single Guardian 2,867 15%
 Singles 6,221 32%
 Singles With Roommate 1,122 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 14,028 73%
 Households with Kids 5,304 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male270237300252267273248291273273282278284267289306314283279265
Female243235273247236235249270262283270239291255246261273237209251
Total513472573499503508497561535556552517575522535567587520488516

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 37421 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 37421 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 37421 real estate data, the median home value of $169,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 37421. Rentals in 37421 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 37421 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 44,564 96.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 878 1.9%
 Juvenile Facilities 45 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 534 1.2%
 Other Institutional 112 0.2%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 95 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,085 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,712 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,535 36%
 Households Vacant 1,415 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 536 37.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 25 1.8%
 For Sale Only 329 23.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 59 4.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 157 11.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 308 21.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 321 5%
 1 Bedroom 1,731 25%
 2 Bedroom 3,077 44%
 3+ Bedroom 1,834 26%
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 $54,595 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 37421 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 37421 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 16,539 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,494 22%
 No Earnings 12,937 34%
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 16,539 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,494 22%
 No Earnings 12,937 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 21,020 94.1%
 Public transportation 71 0.3%
 Taxicab 41 0.2%
 Motorcycle 13 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 573 2.6%
 Worked at Home 627 2.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 2,002 13%
 High School Graduate 7,043 45%
 Associate's degree 1,074 7%
 Bachelor's degree 3,627 23%
 Master's degree 1,174 7%
 Professional school degree 447 3%
 Doctorate degree 317 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,370 62.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 2,025 28.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 652 9.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 37421

ZIP Code 37421 is in the Hamilton County School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 37421.

Hamilton County Virtual School
3074 Hickory Valley Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hamilton County School District
Westview Elementary
9629 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hamilton County School District
Bess T Shepherd Elementary
7126 Tyner Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hamilton County School District
East Brainerd Elementary
7453 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hamilton County School District
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts
6579 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hamilton County School District
Tyner Middle Academy
6837 Tyner Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hamilton County School District
Tyner Academy
6836 Tyner Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hamilton County School District
St Nicholas School
7525 Min Tom Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Standifer Gap Sda School
8255 Standifer Gap Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
2201 Hickory Valley Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Silverdale Baptist Academy
7236 Bonny Oaks Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Hickory Valley Christian School
6605 Shallowford Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Valley Academy
2200 Morris Hill Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Grace Baptist Academy
7815 Shallowford Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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