Ridgeside, Tennessee

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Population in 2014: 415 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 209  (50.6%)
Females: 206  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37411.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $105,334 (it was $88,996 in 2000)
Ridgeside:

$105,334
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $47,704 (it was $35,138 in 2000)

Ridgeside city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $293,177 (it was $186,500 in 2000)
Ridgeside:

$293,177
TN:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $267,602; Detached houses: $267,414

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,700.

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  • Races in Ridgeside, TN (2010)

    Ridgeside races chart
    • 35089.7%White alone
    • 256.4%Black alone
    • 61.5%Two or more races
    • 41.0%Asian alone
    • 41.0%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

Races in Ridgeside detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ridgeside: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.4%), United States (12.3%), Irish (9.5%), German (8.8%), French (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 945 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 2,401 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgeside,TN real estate house value index trend

Ridgeside, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeside:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeside city:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

15 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This city:

2.9%
Tennessee:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,436 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,649 (0.9%)

Ridgeside satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (1.3 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (100.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (488.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chattanooga, TN (1.1 miles ), East Ridge, TN (1.6 miles ), Lakeview, GA (2.0 miles ), Rossville, GA (2.2 miles ), Rossville-Beverly Hills, GA (2.3 miles ), Red Bank, TN (2.4 miles ), Fort Oglethorpe, GA (2.5 miles ), Lookout Mountain, TN (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.03 N, Longitude: 85.25 W

Ridgeside household income distribution Ridgeside home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)

Work and jobs in Ridgeside: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ridgeside, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ridgeside-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1997, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Ridgeside city center injured 44 people and caused $45 million in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgeside-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from Ridgeside center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 160.9 miles away from Ridgeside center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 277.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeside topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ridgeside:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, CHATTANOOGA (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • PARKWOOD CONVALESCENT NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CHATTANOOGA REHAB HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • PARKRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • (CLOSED) PARKRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF CHATTANOOGA (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)

Amtrak station near Ridgeside:

  • 4 miles: CHATTANOOGA (GREYHOUND STA., 960 AIRPORT RD.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Ridgeside:

  • 16 miles: Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeside:

  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 4 miles; Chattanooga, TN; Full-time enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 5 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 12 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Dalton State College (about 23 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Lee University (about 24 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 24 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 51 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)

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Church in Ridgeside: Mission Ridge Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Pleasant Gardens Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.29

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 5.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.46
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.0%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  80.0%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Tennessee average:

12.1

Ridgeside travel time to work - commute Ridgeside mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgeside city (based on Hamilton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant137,194357
Mainline Protestant31,98168
Black Protestant14,52561
Catholic12,6856
Other6,18731
Orthodox3884
None133,503-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 68
Hamilton County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Hamilton County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 156
Hamilton County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 259
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

28.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

63.1%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

65.0%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.3%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ridgeside:

5.9%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgeside:

7.1
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgeside:

35.8%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Ridgeside:

67.2%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Ridgeside:

81.6%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgeside, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$68
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$68
Totals for Government 0$0 2$136

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($336 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Catoosa County, GA  0.41% ($33,964 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  0.33% ($27,182)
from Bradley County, TN  0.32% ($33,135)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($281 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catoosa County, GA  0.49% ($35,132 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  0.32% ($29,439)
to Bradley County, TN  0.31% ($33,979)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeside:

  • WNOO (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: PYE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLMR (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: GRACE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJOC (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARAH MARGARETT FRYAR)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDEF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDOD (1310 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WUUS (980 AM; 1 kW; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeside:

  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W284AE (104.7 FM; ORCHARD HILLS, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOV-FM1 (97.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W241AF (96.1 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJTT (94.3 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: BREWER BROAD/TING OF CHATTANOOGA INC)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeside:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRCB-TV (Channel 3; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • WTVC (Channel 9; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOOT-LP (Channel 6; CHATTANOOGA, ETC., TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66CG (Channel 66; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCNT-LP (Channel 65; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • W21BZ (Channel 21; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYHB-CA (Channel 39; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: YING HUA BENNS)
  • WRNG-LP (Channel 63; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KI4TTM, Licensee ID: L01248959, Grant Date: 02/21/2007, Expiration Date: 02/21/2017, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2008, Certifier: George S Watkins Jr, Registrant: George S Watkins Jr, 209 Windmere Drive, Ridgeside, TN 37411
  • Call Sign: W4CG, Previous Call Sign: KI4TTM, Licensee ID: L01248959, Grant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 10/28/2018, Certifier: George S Watkins Jr, Registrant: George S Watkins Jr, 209 Windmere Drive, Ridgeside, TN 37411

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (14%)

Ridgeside compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Ridgeside on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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