City of Knoxville, TN
Knoxville is located in Knox County in Tennessee. The median income is $33,118 and the median home value is $116,200. The unemployment rate is 8.20% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 19.5 minutes each day. The population is 78.1% White, 17.0% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 1.4% Asian, and 3.3% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Knoxville, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Knoxville has a Walk Score® of 26.
Median Household Income$33,118
Median Home Price$116,200
In its early days, Knoxville's Tennessee Theatre drew crowds that rushed for a glimpse of Clara Bow in her exciting new talking pictures. And the Bijou Theatre packed them in for the country’s best vaudeville shows. Today, both historic venues – polished, painted and revamped – are not only still thrilling audiences, but are a symbol of Knoxville’s love for the arts.
Most folks don’t realize it, but many of America’s favorite foods are produced right here in Knoxville. That eye-opening cup of joe and hearty breakfast biscuit may well originate with JFG Coffee and White Lily Flour. Your mid-morning snack cake could easily have been baked by Interstate Brands/Merita Bakery. Thousands settle in with chips and a beer to watch the Vols play.
Some people call Knoxville the “Boulder of the South.” And for good reason. Like its Colorado namesake, this scenic city at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains is bursting with recreation options -– much of it outdoors. There’s a four-season reason that active folk find life in Knoxville so satisfying. Within half a tank of gas from home, there’s an outdoor adventure waiting, summer, fall, winter or spring. Recreation for all Seasons