Knoxville, TN Demographic Data

Knoxville, TN Summary

Knoxville is located in Knox County in Tennessee
  • Population: 182,196
  • Area: 104.17 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 98.52 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 5.65 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 1,749.02 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 890.09 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Knoxville, TN Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
95,334
51%
50.8
Male
89,978
49%
49.2
Total Population
185,312
 
321,419,000

Knoxville, TN Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
10,353
5.6% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
9,816
5.3% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
7,871
4.2% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
13,884
7.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
25,274
13.6% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
30,758
16.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
22,445
12.1% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
21,134
11.4% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
10,607
5.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
10,137
5.5% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
13,541
7.3% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
5,402
2.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
4,090
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
151,895
82.0%
77.1
Female
79,101
52.1%
51.4
Male
72,794
47.9%
48.6
21 Years and over
137,146
74.0%
72.9
62 Years and over
29,785
16.1%
18.3
65 Years and over
23,033
12.4%
14.9
Female
14,754
64.1%
55.9
Male
8,279
35.9%
44.1
Median Age (years)
33
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
179,276
96.7% 
96.9
White
140,724
75.9% 
73.1
Black or African American
31,513
17.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
306
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
3,214
1.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
173
0.1% 
1.2
Chinese
438
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
530
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
99
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
853
0.5% 
0.5
Vietnamese
1,001
0.5% 
0.5
Other Asian
120
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
538
0.3% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
2,981
1.6% 
4.8
Two or More Races
6,036
3.3% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
8,640
4.7% 
17.6
Mexican
4,945
2.7% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
916
0.5% 
1.7
Cuban
110
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
2,669
1.4% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
176,672
95.3% 
82.4

Knoxville, TN Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
4,367
3.7% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
8,747
7.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
34,339
29.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
28,075
23.8% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
8,107
6.9% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
19,858
16.8% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
14,621
12.4% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
13,114
11.1%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
105,000
89.0%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
34,479
29.2%
30.6

Knoxville, TN Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
66,756
42.4%
33.5%
Now Married
55,101
35.0%
47.5
Divorced
21,076
13.4%
11.0%
Separated
4,733
3.0%
2.1
Widowed
9,606
6.1
5.8%

Knoxville, TN Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
161,644
92.4%
78.5%
Languages other than english
13,315
7.6%
21.5%
Spanish
NR
NR
13.3
Other indo-european languages
NR
NR
3.7
Asian and Pacific islander languages
NR
NR
3.5
Other Languages
NR
NR
1

Knoxville, TN Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
10,110
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
5,755
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
10,950
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
11,207
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
11,199
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
14,388
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
7,459
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
5,147
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
1,767
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
1,754
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
37,200
 
55,775
Per capita income
23,477
 
29,979

Knoxville, TN Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
338
0.4%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
12,889
13.4%
9.8
Construction
3,486
3.6%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
24,365
25.3%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
5,785
6.0%
6.5
Information
2,518
2.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
5,722
5.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
3,779
3.9%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
12,379
12.8%
11.3
Public administration
3,557
3.7%
4.6
Retail trade
15,579
16.2%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
4,046
4.2%
5.1
Wholesale trade
2,014
2.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
5,752
6.0%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
33,549
34.8%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
11,638
12.1%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
25,884
26.8%
23.6%
Service occupations
19,634
20.4%
18.0%

Knoxville, TN Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
94,155
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
77,495
82.3%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
8,241
8.8%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,142
1.2%
5.2
Walked
2,602
2.8%
2.8
Other means
2,188
2.3%
1.8
Worked at home
2,487
2.6%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
20.0
 
26.0

Knoxville, TN Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
7,715
9.7%
8.9
1 vehicles
34,834
43.7%
33.5
2 vehicles
25,583
32.1%
37.2
3 or more
11,604
14.6%
20.3

Knoxville, TN Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
79,736
88.9%
87.7
Owner Occupied
35,919
45.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
43,817
55.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
9,909
11.1%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Knoxville, TN Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
89,645
1 room
3,070
3.4%
2.3
2 rooms
2,809
3.1%
2.5
3 rooms
10,484
11.7%
9.0
4 rooms
20,020
22.3%
16.6
5 rooms
19,527
21.8%
20.0
6 rooms
14,719
16.4%
17.9
7 rooms
7,705
8.6%
12.1
8 rooms
4,656
5.2%
8.5
9 rooms or more
6,655
7.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Knoxville, TN Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
89,645
 
 
1-unit, detached
49,436
55.1%
61.4
1-unit, attached
5,209
5.8%
5.8
2-units
2,607
2.9%
3.7
3 or 4 units
3,572
4.0%
4.5
5 to 9 units
6,472
7.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
9,401
10.5%
4.6
20 or more units
11,681
13.0%
8.8
Mobile home
1,052
1.2%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
215
0.2%
0.1

Knoxville, TN Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
11,616
13.0%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
7,838
8.7%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
13,721
15.3%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
10,130
11.3%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
14,245
15.9%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
10,188
11.4%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
9,245
10.3%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
9,480
10.6%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
3,091
3.4%
2.5%
2014 or later
91
0.1%
0.5%

Knoxville, TN Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
24,946
31.3%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
532
0.7%
4.7
Electricity
53,287
66.8%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
161
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
41
0.1%
0.1
Wood
224
0.3%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
92
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
453
0.6%
1.2

Knoxville, TN Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
22,925
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
412
1.8%
6.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
754
3.3%
11.8%
$3,000 or more
898
3.9%
9.9%
Less than $500
953
4.2%
1.5%
$1,500 to 1,999
2,028
8.8%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
8,638
37.7%
29.2%
$500 to $999
9,242
40.3%
20.5%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
10,630
46.5%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,305
18.9%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
2,180
9.5%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
968
4.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
4,755
20.8%
22.3%
Not Computed
87
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
41,032 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
143
0.3%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
305
0.7%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
575
1.4%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
1,865
4.5%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
6,664
16.2%
27.9%
Less than $500
7,431
18.1%
11.0%
$500 to $999
24,049
58.6%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
2,785
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
772
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
5,293
13.3%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
4,153
10.4%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,383
11.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
7,160
18.0%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
2,760
6.9%
9.2%
35.0% or more
16,002
40.3%
41.4%
Not Computed
4,066
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
35,919
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
1,723
4.8%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
10,460
29.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
10,345
28.8%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
6,359
17.7%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
3,385
9.4%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
1,848
5.1%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
1,594
4.4%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
205
0.6%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
125,900
 
194,500
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