Lookout Mountain, Georgia

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Lookout Mountain is a city in Walker County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,617 at the 2000 census. The city is located on Lookout Mountain, home to such attractions as Rock City and Ruby Falls. The city is also home to Covenant College. It is a is suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee and is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Lookout Mountain is located at 34°58′31″N 85°21′17″W / 34.97528°N 85.35472°W / 34.97528; -85.35472 (34.975307, -85.354826)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,617 people, 618 households, and 441 families residing in the city. The population density was 608.3 people per square mile (234.7/km²). There were 657 housing units at an average density of 247.2/sq mi (95.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.19% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 618 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.8% 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 2.62 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $62,045, and the median income for a family was $76,580. Males had a median income of $52,071 versus $30,962 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,227. About 3.5% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

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