Knoxville, TN: What you need to know

Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers an affordable cost of living and abundance of recreation. Businesses cite the city's strategic location, and as home to the University of Tennessee and nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the area is widely recognized as a center for research and technology. Knoxville ranked on our Top 10 Cities for College Grads list for its diverse business climate and growing downtown.

Knoxville, TN City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 183,066
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $34,226
Median Home Price $118,300
Walkscore 26

Knoxville, TN Rankings

Knoxville , TN Real Estate

This gateway to the Smokies is attracting outdoor enthusiasts and plenty of others

Interested in moving to Knoxville? Learn more about its real estate market.

Knoxville , TN Health and Health Care

Knoxville's diverse medical community includes a renowned teaching hospital, children's hospital and cancer center.

Knoxville, TN Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48.2%
  Female 51.8%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 65
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Median Population

Median Age 33.4%
Age 18 Over 81.6%
Age 21 Over 74.1%
Age 62 Over 17%
Age 65 Over 13.8%


  Ethnicity White 76.3%
  Ethnicity Black 17.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 4.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 1.4%


  Median Household Income $34,226
  Median Home Price $118,300
  Homes Owned 53.4%
  Homes Rent 46.6%
  Median Property Rent $752


  English Only 92.3%
  English Other 7.7%

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Commute Types

  Walked 2.6%
  Worked at Home 3%
  Public Transportation 1.9%
  Other Means 1.4%
  Drove Alone 81.9%
  Carpooled 9.1%

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