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
96,182
52%
50.8
Male
88,110
48%
49.2
Total Population
184,292
 
318,857,056

Knoxville, TN Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
10,668
5.8% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
11,532
6.3% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
9,419
5.1% 
6.5
15 to 19 Years
13,792
7.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
26,134
14.2% 
7.1
25 to 34 Years
27,704
15.0% 
13.6
35 to 44 Years
22,462
12.2% 
12.8
45 to 54 Years
19,127
10.4% 
13.6
55 to 59 Years
9,451
5.1% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
8,875
4.8% 
5.9
65 to 74 Years
14,032
7.6% 
8.3
75 to 84 Years
7,315
4.0% 
4.3
85 Years and Over
3,781
2.1% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
147,216
79.9%
76.9
Male
68,555
46.6%
48.6
Female
78,661
53.4%
51.4
21 Years and over
133,189
72.3%
72.7
62 Years and over
30,440
16.5%
17.9
65 Years and over
25,128
13.6%
14.5
Male
9,860
39.2%
44.0
Female
15,268
60.8%
56.0
Median Age (years)
32
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
178,105
96.6% 
97.0
White
133,142
72.2% 
73.4
Black or African American
35,999
19.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,679
0.9% 
0.8
Asian
3,390
1.8% 
5.2
Asian Indian
NR
NR 
1.1
Chinese
NR
NR 
1.2
Filipino
NR
NR 
0.9
Japanese
NR
NR 
0.2
Korean
NR
NR 
0.5
Vietnamese
NR
NR 
0.5
Other Asian
NR
NR 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
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
3,895
2.1% 
4.7
Two or More Races
6,187
3.4% 
3.0
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
11,717
6.4% 
17.3
Mexican
6,997
3.8% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
1,190
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
159
0.1% 
0.6
Other Hispanic or Latino
3,371
1.8% 
4.0
Not Hispanic or Latino
172,575
93.6% 
82.7

Knoxville, TN Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
5,727
5.1% 
5.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
11,689
10.4% 
7.5
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
34,047
30.2% 
27.7
Some college, no degree
21,730
19.3% 
21.0
Associate's Degree
7,043
6.2% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
20,819
18.5% 
18.7
Graduate or professional degree
11,692
10.4% 
11.4
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
17,416
15.5%
13.1
High School Graduate or Higher
95,331
84.6%
87.0
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
32,511
28.9%
30.1

Knoxville, TN Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
66,672
43.7%
33.3%
Now Married
48,323
31.7%
47.7
Divorced
23,219
15.2%
11.0%
Separated
4,753
3.1%
2.1
Widowed
9,706
6.4
5.9%

Knoxville, TN Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
158,207
91.1%
78.9%
Languages other than english
15,417
8.9%
21.1%
Spanish
8,503
4.9%
13.1%
Other indo-european languages
2,012
1.2%
3.6%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
1,913
1.1%
3.4%
Other Languages
2,989
1.7%
1.0%

Knoxville, TN Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
11,342
14.6%
7.3
$10,000 to $14,999
7,904
10.2%
5.3
$15,000 to $24,999
12,337
15.9%
10.5
$25,000 to $34,999
9,982
12.9%
10.0
$35,000 to $49,999
11,593
15.0%
13.5
$50,000 to $74,999
11,089
14.3%
17.8
$75,000 to $99,999
4,849
6.3%
12.0
$100,000 to $149,000
5,038
6.5%
13.1
$150,000 to $199,999
1,659
2.1%
5.2
$200,000 or more
1,709
2.2%
5.3
Median household income
31,048
 
53,657
Per capita income
22,491
 
28,889

Knoxville, TN Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
128
0.2%
2.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
13,647
16.4%
9.8
Construction
4,879
5.9%
6.3
Educational services, health care and social assistance
20,381
24.5%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
4,623
5.6%
6.5
Information
3,182
3.8%
2.2
Manufacturing
5,085
6.1%
10.3
Other services except public administration
4,320
5.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
8,617
10.4%
11.1
Public administration
1,885
2.3%
4.7
Retail trade
10,274
12.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
4,014
4.8%
5.0
Wholesale trade
2,053
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Management, professional, and related occupations
28,133
33.9%
36.9%
Service occupations
19,076
23.0%
18.2%
Sales and office occupations
20,273
24.4%
23.7%
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
6,157
7.4%
8.9%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
9,449
11.4%
12.3%

Knoxville, TN Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
81,015
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
62,859
77.6%
76.5
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
9,604
11.9%
9.2
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,991
2.5%
5.2
Walked
2,350
2.9%
2.7
Other means
1,373
1.7%
1.9
Worked at home
2,838
3.5%
4.5
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.4
 
26.0

Knoxville, TN Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
11,637
15.0%
9.1
1 vehicles
30,807
39.7%
33.7
2 vehicles
26,765
34.5%
37.3
3 or more
8,293
10.7%
19.9

Knoxville, TN Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
77,502
87.8%
87.5
Owner Occupied
34,622
44.7%
63.1
Renter Occupied
42,880
55.3%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
10,802
12.2%
12.5
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.2
NR
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.3
NR
2.6

Knoxville, TN Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
88,304
1 room
2,562
2.9%
2.0
2 rooms
3,549
4.0%
2.5
3 rooms
11,089
12.6%
9.2
4 rooms
20,598
23.3%
16.6
5 rooms
17,511
19.8%
20.4
6 rooms
13,964
15.8%
17.9
7 rooms
8,083
9.2%
12.1
8 rooms
4,862
5.5%
8.4
9 rooms or more
6,086
6.9%
10.8
Median Rooms
5
 

Knoxville, TN Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
88,304
 
 
1-unit, detached
46,152
52.3%
61.5
1-unit, attached
4,143
4.7%
5.8
2-units
3,281
3.7%
3.8
3 or 4 units
4,876
5.5%
4.5
5 to 9 units
8,219
9.3%
4.9
10 to 19 units
8,682
9.8%
4.6
20 or more units
11,874
13.4%
8.7
Mobile home
981
1.1%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
96
0.1%
0.1

Knoxville, TN Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
10,453
11.8%
13.1%
1940 to 1949
7,207
8.2%
5.2%
1950 to 1959
12,159
13.8%
10.6%
1960 to 1969
12,119
13.7%
11.0%
1970 to 1979
17,260
19.5%
15.7%
1980 to 1989
9,861
11.2%
13.7%
1990 to 1999
9,732
11.0%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Knoxville, TN Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
21,111
27.2%
48.5
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
405
0.5%
4.8
Electricity
54,681
70.6%
37.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
249
0.3%
5.3
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
312
0.4%
2.1
Solar energy
99
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
34
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
611
0.8%
1.2

Knoxville, TN Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
With Mortgage
21,703
 
47174889.0
Less than $300
0
0.0%
0.3
$300 to $499
781
3.6%
1.8%
$500 to $699
2,799
12.9%
5.6%
$700 to $999
5,890
27.1%
15.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
8,526
39.3%
29.2%
$1,500 to 1,999
1,694
7.8%
19.9%
$2,000 or more
2,013
9.3%
27.6%
Not Computed
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
8,594
39.6%
42.1%
20.0% to 24.9%
3,850
17.7%
16.0%
25.0% to 29.9%
2,618
12.1%
11.1%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,110
5.1%
7.4%
35.0% or more
5,531
25.5%
23.4%
Not Computed
0
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Renter-Occupied Units
40,848 
 
40,975,355 
Less than $200
1,369
3.4%
1.4%
$200 to $299
3,068
7.5%
3.1%
$300 to $499
4,515
7.5%
7.0%
$500 to $749
12,726
31.2%
20.4%
$750 to $999
11,579
28.3%
24.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
6,367
15.6%
27.2%
$1,500 or more
1,224
3.0%
16.8%
No Cash Rent
2,032
NR
2,292,077
Median (Dollars)
731
NR
934
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
4,005
10.2%
12.0%
15.0% to 19.9%
3,279
8.3%
12.3%
20.0% to 24.9%
5,605
14.3%
12.6%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,066
10.3%
11.4%
30.0% to 34.9%
4,835
12.3%
9.2%
35.0% or more
17,516
44.6%
42.6%
Not Computed
3,574
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
34,622
 
73,991,995
Less then $50,000
3,018
8.7%
9.8%
$50,000 to $99,999
10,118
29.2%
9.8%
$100,000 to $149,000
9,305
26.9%
15.2%
$150,000 to $199,000
4,978
14.4%
14.7%
$200,000 to $299,999
3,382
9.8%
18.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
2,843
8.2%
16.1%
$500,000 to $999,999
760
2.2%
8.8%
$1,000,000 or more
218
0.6%
2.4%
Median (Dollars)
119,500
 
181,200