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
96,099
53%
50.8
Male
86,097
47%
49.2
Total Population
182,196
 
313,914,040

Knoxville, TN Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
11,363
6.2% 
6.3
5 to 9 Years
8,142
4.5% 
6.5
10 to 14 Years
7,496
4.1% 
6.6
15 to 19 Years
10,585
5.8% 
6.9
20 to 24 Years
24,004
13.2% 
7.2
25 to 34 Years
29,775
16.3% 
13.4
35 to 44 Years
21,178
11.6% 
13.0
45 to 54 Years
20,375
11.2% 
14.1
55 to 59 Years
11,014
6.0% 
6.6
60 to 64 Years
9,471
5.2% 
5.7
65 to 74 Years
15,287
8.4% 
7.6
75 to 84 Years
9,524
5.2% 
4.2
85 Years and Over
3,982
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
150,654
82.7%
76.5
Female
80,181
53.2%
51.4
Male
70,473
46.8%
48.6
21 Years and over
138,972
76.3%
72.1
62 Years and over
34,237
18.8%
17.1
65 Years and over
28,793
15.8%
13.7
Female
17,357
60.3%
56.4
Male
11,436
39.7%
43.6
Median Age (years)
35
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
178,099
97.8% 
97.1
White
139,551
76.6% 
73.9
Black or African American
34,605
19.0% 
12.6
American Indian and Alaska Native
325
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
2,031
1.1% 
5.0
Asian Indian
NR
NR 
1.0
Chinese
NR
NR 
1.2
Filipino
NR
NR 
0.8
Japanese
NR
NR 
0.2
Korean
NR
NR 
0.5
Vietnamese
NR
NR 
0.5
Other Asian
NR
NR 
0.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
156
0.1% 
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
1,431
0.8% 
4.6
Two or More Races
4,097
2.2% 
2.9
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
5,269
2.9% 
16.9
Mexican
NR
NR 
10.8
Puerto Rican
NR
NR 
1.6
Cuban
NR
NR 
0.6
Other Hispanic or Latino
NR
NR 
3.8
Not Hispanic or Latino
176,927
97.1% 
83.1

Knoxville, TN Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
4,099
3.4% 
5.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
8,039
6.7% 
7.9
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
33,166
27.5% 
28.0
Some college, no degree
23,304
19.3% 
21.3
Associate's Degree
15,540
12.9% 
8.0
Bachelor's Degree
22,893
19.0% 
18.2
Graduate or professional degree
13,565
11.2% 
10.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
12,138
10.1%
13.7
High School Graduate or Higher
108,468
89.9%
86.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
36,458
30.2%
29.1

Knoxville, TN Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
60,421
38.9%
32.7%
Now Married
57,297
36.9%
48.0
Divorced
23,249
15.0%
11.1%
Separated
2,740
1.8%
2.2
Widowed
11,488%
7.4
5.9%

Knoxville, TN Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
160,970
94.2%
79.0%
Languages other than english
9,863
5.8%
21.0%
Spainish
3,974
2.3%
13.0%
Other indo-european languages
1,600
0.9%
3.8%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
1,843
1.1%
3.3%
Other Languages
2,446
1.4%
0.9%

Knoxville, TN Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
10,450
12.2%
7.7
$10,000 to $14,999
6,760
7.9%
5.6
$15,000 to $24,999
14,604
17.1%
11.1
$25,000 to $34,999
14,859
17.4%
10.4
$35,000 to $49,999
13,199
15.4%
13.8
$50,000 to $74,999
12,880
15.1%
18.0
$75,000 to $99,999
5,184
6.1%
11.9
$100,000 to $149,000
4,419
5.2%
12.4
$150,000 to $199,999
1,296
1.5%
4.6
$200,000 or more
1,816
2.1%
4.6
Median household income
32,191
 
51,371
Per capita income
22,610
 
27,319

Knoxville, TN Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
0
0.0%
2.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
9,464
11.1%
9.6
Construction
5,538
6.5%
6.2
Educational services, health care and social assistance
21,505
25.2%
23.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
5,540
6.5%
6.6
Information
2,097
2.5%
2.1
Manufacturing
5,330
6.2%
10.5
Other services except public administration
5,334
6.2%
5.0
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
10,338
12.1%
10.9
Public administration
2,249
2.6%
4.9
Retail trade
11,750
13.8%
11.6
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
3,397
4.0%
4.9
Wholesale trade
2,862
3.4%
2.6
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
7,417
8.7%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
30,633
35.9%
36.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
9,407
11.0%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
21,292
24.9%
24.5%
Service occupations
16,655
19.5%
18.3%

Knoxville, TN Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
83,417
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
69,744
83.6%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
5,978
7.2%
9.7
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,714
2.1%
5.0
Walked
2,187
2.6%
2.8
Other means
473
0.6%
1.8
Worked at home
3,321
4.0%
4.4
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
20.7
 
25.7

Knoxville, TN Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
9,007
10.5%
9.2
1 vehicles
42,727
50.0%
34.1
2 vehicles
24,202
28.3%
37.3
3 or more
9,531
11.2%
19.3

Knoxville, TN Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
92,778
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
85,467
92.1%
87.6
Owner Occupied
41,816
48.9%
63.9
Renter Occupied
43,651
51.1%
36.1
Vacant Housing Units
7,311
7.9%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.1
NR
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
2.5

Knoxville, TN Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
92,778
1 room
2,163
2.3%
1.9
2 rooms
2,276
2.5%
2.5
3 rooms
13,709
14.8%
9.2
4 rooms
17,941
19.3%
16.7
5 rooms
21,920
23.6%
20.5
6 rooms
15,054
16.2%
18.1
7 rooms
9,501
10.2%
12.2
8 rooms
4,297
4.6%
8.4
9 rooms or more
5,917
6.4%
10.4
Median Rooms
5
 

Knoxville, TN Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
92,778
 
 
1-unit, detached
52,500
56.6%
61.6
1-unit, attached
5,543
6.0%
5.8
2-units
2,845
3.1%
3.8
3 or 4 units
4,167
4.5%
4.4
5 to 9 units
6,658
7.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
8,270
8.9%
4.5
20 or more units
11,850
12.8%
8.7
Mobile home
945
1.0%
6.4
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Knoxville, TN Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
7,497
8.1%
13.4%
1940 to 1949
5,713
6.2%
5.3%
1950 to 1959
11,925
12.9%
10.9%
1960 to 1969
15,484
16.7%
11.0%
1970 to 1979
20,400
22.0%
15.8%
1980 to 1989
11,834
12.8%
13.8%
1990 to 1999
10,697
11.5%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
7,745
8.3%
14.9%
2005 or later
1,483
1.6%
0.9%

Knoxville, TN Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
21,092
24.7%
48.8
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
398
0.5%
4.8
Electricity
63,274
74.0%
36.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
95
0.1%
5.9
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
145
0.2%
2.1
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.0
Other fuel
213
0.2%
0.4
No fuel used
250
0.3%
0.9

Knoxville, TN Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
With Mortgage
25,699
 
48726257.0
Less than $300
77
0.3%
0.2
$300 to $499
637
2.5%
1.9%
$500 to $699
2,341
9.1%
5.7%
$700 to $999
9,909
38.6%
15.6%
$1,000 to 1,499
9,114
35.5%
28.7%
$1,500 to 1,999
2,350
9.1%
19.8%
$2,000 or more
1,271
4.9%
28.0%
Not Computed
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
9,797
38.3%
38.2%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,217
16.5%
16.2%
25.0% to 29.9%
3,633
14.2%
11.7%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,689
6.6%
8.2%
35.0% or more
6,247
24.4%
25.8%
Not Computed
116
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Renter-Occupied Units
41,597 
 
39,629,329 
Less than $200
1,679
4.0%
1.8%
$200 to $299
1,315
3.2%
3.2%
$300 to $499
2,575
3.2%
8.2%
$500 to $749
16,164
38.9%
23.0%
$750 to $999
12,709
30.6%
24.3%
$1,000 to $1,499
5,423
13.0%
25.2%
$1,500 or more
1,732
4.2%
14.1%
No Cash Rent
2,054
NR
2,220,955
Median (Dollars)
739
NR
884
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
3,419
8.5%
11.8%
15.0% to 19.9%
4,035
10.0%
12.2%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,704
11.7%
12.5%
25.0% to 29.9%
6,800
16.9%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
4,195
10.4%
8.9%
35.0% or more
17,041
42.4%
43.1%
Not Computed
3,457
NR
NR

Knoxville, TN Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
41,816
 
74,119,256
Less then $50,000
2,212
5.3%
9.2%
$50,000 to $99,999
14,719
35.2%
9.2%
$100,000 to $149,000
12,289
29.4%
16.5%
$150,000 to $199,000
5,960
14.3%
15.3%
$200,000 to $299,999
3,335
8.0%
18.1%
$300,000 to $499,999
2,156
5.2%
14.9%
$500,000 to $999,999
912
2.2%
7.7%
$1,000,000 or more
233
0.6%
2.0%
Median (Dollars)
114,200
 
171,900