Red Bank, Tennessee

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Red Bank, Tennessee
Location in Hamilton County and state of Tennessee.
Location in Hamilton County and state of Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°6′37″N 85°17′49″W / 35.11028°N 85.29694°W / 35.11028; -85.29694Coordinates: 35°6′37″N 85°17′49″W / 35.11028°N 85.29694°W / 35.11028; -85.29694
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hamilton
Incorporated 1945[1]
 • Total 6.4 sq mi (16.7 km2)
 • Land 6.4 sq mi (16.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 11,817
 • Density 1,927.9/sq mi (744.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37415
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-61960[2]
GNIS feature ID 1299035[3]

Red Bank is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 12,418 at the 2000 census and 11,817 in 2012. Red Bank is an enclave, being entirely surrounded by the city limits of Chattanooga. Red Bank is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.


As of the 2012 election, the Board of Commissioners has John Roberts (mayor), Floy Pierce (vice mayor), Eddie Pierce, Rick Causer,and Ken Welch are the district commissioners. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at Red Bank City Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.[4]

Mayors of Red Bank[edit]

1955-1959 Burk S. "Tom" Millard

1959-1963 J. E. Brown

1963-1965 R. Hayden Landers

1965-1971 Joe H. Godsey

1971-1973 Joe Glascock

1973-1975 Tom H Collins

1976-1977 Ralph Barger

1979-1981 Ralph Barger

1981-1985 Thomas R. Dodd

1983-1985 Ralph Barger

1985-1987 John Ramey

1987-1989 Ralph Barger

1989-1991 Ronnie E. Moore

1991-1993 Lester Barnette

1993-1995 Ernest E. Lewis

1995-1997 Ralph Barger

1997-1999 Pat Brown

1999-2007 Ronnie E. Moore

2007-2010 Joe Glascock

2010-2012 Monty Millard

2012- John Roberts

Board of Commissioners[edit]

There are five members of the Red Bank Board of commissioners. Current to 2016, the commission is as follows:

John Roberts- Mayor

Eddie Pierce- Vice Mayor

Terry Pope- Commissioner

Rick Causer- Commissioner

Ed LeCompte- Commissioner

The Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7 P.M. at the Red Bank Hall located at 3117 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, Tennessee.


Red Bank is located at 35°6′37″N 85°17′49″W / 35.11028°N 85.29694°W / 35.11028; -85.29694 (35.110372, -85.297048).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 10,777
1970 12,715 18.0%
1980 13,129 3.3%
1990 12,322 −6.1%
2000 12,418 0.8%
2010 11,651 −6.2%
Est. 2012 11,817 1.4%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,418 people, 5,897 households, and 3,290 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,927.9 people per square mile (744.5/km²). There were 6,443 housing units at an average density of 1,000.3 per square mile (386.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.61% White, 8.24% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.83% of the population.

There were 5,897 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,848, and the median income for a family was $41,696. Males had a median income of $30,832 versus $24,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,877. About 5.1% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.


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