Knoxville Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Knoxville?

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There are 187,487 residents in Knoxville, with a median age of 32.9. Of this, 48.02% are males and 51.98% are females. US-born citizens make up 92.82% of the resident pool in Knoxville, while non-US-born citizens account for 3%. Additionally, 4.18% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 144,403 people in Knoxville currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 187,487 0.7%
Male Population 90,040 1.0%
Female Population 97,447 0.5%
Male population 48.02%
Female population 51.98%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 32.9 0.6%
Citizen US Born 174,029 0.3%
Citizen not US Born 5,619 4.5%
Not Citizen 7,839 8.8%
Citizen US Born 92.82%
Citizen not US Born 3%
Not Citizen 4.18%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,019 -0.3%
Moved from Same County 23,884 -4.8%
Moved from Same State 9,309 -4.7%
Moved from Different State 6,975 -1.1%
Same House as Last Year 144,403 2.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.55%
Moved from Same County 12.87%
Moved from Same State 5.02%
Moved from Different State 3.76%
Same House as Last Year 77.81%

What are the employment statistics in Knoxville?

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White-collar workers make up 81.84% of the working population in Knoxville, while blue-collar employees account for 18.16%. There are also 7,092 entrepreneurs in Knoxville (7.57% of the workforce); 65,030 workers employed in private companies (69.44%); and 13,648 people working in governmental institutions (14.57%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 76,645 0.0%
Blue Collar 17,002 -1.6%
White Collar 81.84%
Blue Collar 18.16%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 7,092 0.9%
Private Companies 65,030 -1.0%
Governmental Workers 13,648 -1.1%
Not for Profit Companies 7,877 6.8%
Self Employees 7.57%
Private Companies 69.44%
Governmental Workers 14.57%
Not for Profit Companies 8.41%

How many households are there in Knoxville?

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There are a total of 82,088 households in Knoxville, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 48.04% of these Knoxville households, while non-family units account for the remaining 51.96%. Additionally, 23.6% of households have children and 76.4% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 82,088 1.4%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.5%
Family Households 39,439 -1.7%
Non-family Households 42,649 4.4%
Family Households 48.04%
Non-family Households 51.96%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 19,374 0.4%
Households without Children 62,714 1.7%
Households with Children 23.6%
Households without Children 76.4%

What are the median and average incomes in Knoxville?

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The average annual household income in Knoxville is $59,948, while the median household income sits at $41,598 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $48,410, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $45,996. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $26,818 and $33,690, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $59,948 2.0%
Median Household Income $41,598 3.1%
People below Poverty Level 39,967 -6.3%
People above Poverty Level 137,849 2.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Knoxville?

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There are 92,394 housing units in Knoxville, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1972. Of the 82,088 occupied housing units in Knoxville, 46.89% are owner-occupied, while 53.11% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 62.79% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $146,100. In general, housing costs reach $881 per month in Knoxville.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 92,394 1.4%
Median Year Built 1972 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 11,429 1.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 8,259 3.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 12,584 -3.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 10,760 -1.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 14,051 0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 10,484 1.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 10,591 -0.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 8,801 -1.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 5,435 30.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 82,088 1.4%
Owner Occupied 38,490 3.7%
Renter Occupied 43,598 -0.6%
Owner Occupied 46.89%
Renter Occupied 53.11%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 24,168 3.6%
Without Mortgage 14,322 3.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $146,100 4.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $135,400 6.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $881 3.5%
With Mortgage 62.79%
Without Mortgage 37.21%

What is the level of education in Knoxville?

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Approximately 33.5% of the population in Knoxville holds a high school degree (that's 50,966 residents), while 26.39% have attained a college certificate (34,376 locals) and 19.02% have a bachelor's degree (28,934 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 4,063 1.4%
Some High School 50,966 -0.2%
Some College 34,376 -1.5%
Associate Degree 11,856 2.8%
Bachelor's Degree 28,934 5.9%
Graduate Degree 16,171 1.2%
No High School 2.67%
Some High School 33.5%
Some College 26.39%
Associate Degree 7.79%
Bachelor's Degree 19.02%
Graduate Degree 10.63%

What is the marital status of Knoxville residents?

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A total of 68,243 people in Knoxville have never been married (which represents 43.28% of the total population), while 58,261 of them are wedded (36.95%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 3,816 (2.42%) and 21,813 (13.83%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 68,243 2.1%
Married 58,261 -1.1%
Separated 3,816 -4.2%
Widowed 9,377 -1.1%
Divorced 21,813 0.8%
Never Married 43.28%
Married 36.95%
Separated 2.42%
Widowed 5.95%
Divorced 13.83%

What are the most common means of transportation in Knoxville?

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The top three means of transportation people in Knoxville use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 79,904 residents commute by car, 3,671 prefer going to work by walking and 1,363 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 79,904 -2.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,363 -13.7%
Subway or Elevated 31 N/A
Ferryboat 5 N/A
Bicycle 339 -26.1%
Motorcycle 54 -30.8%
TaxiCab 65 -1.5%
Walk 3,671 -3.9%

What is the median and average household income in Knoxville by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
37902 2,463 1,590 $48,106.00 $71,376.00
37909 16,321 7,344 $49,496.00 $69,398.00
37912 22,154 9,959 $36,406.00 $46,864.00
37914 19,912 8,791 $41,156.00 $56,879.00
37915 5,055 2,737 $16,447.00 $25,897.00
37916 13,711 2,992 $22,432.00 $30,289.00
37917 25,048 11,867 $41,151.00 $52,551.00
37918 45,107 18,065 $57,397.00 $73,223.00
37919 29,637 13,444 $62,865.00 $114,689.00
37920 40,678 17,183 $48,890.00 $64,826.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 37902 37909 37912 37914 37915 37916 37917 37918 37919 37920 37921 37922 37923 37924 37931 37932 37934 37938

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