Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN

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2022 Population
119,271
1.98% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.8
3.21% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.85%
2.61% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,609
6.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$220,000
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
56,524
7.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN had a population of 119k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $70,609. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN grew from 116,958 to 119,271, a 1.98% increase and its median household income grew from $66,520 to $70,609, a 6.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.99%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), White (Hispanic) (1.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%).

3.8% of the households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are Johnson University (220473) (460 degrees awarded in 2022), Remington College-Knoxville (151 degrees), and Huntington University of Health Sciences (488068) (25 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was $220,000, and the homeownership rate was 81.2%.

Most people in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN is home to a population of 119k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.44% of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN residents were born outside of the country (2.91k people).

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are Spanish (2,441 households), Gujarati (515 households), and German (228 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
61,785
Women
50.4%
60,716
Men
49.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 122,501 inhabitants, with 49.6% men, and 50.4% women.

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Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    107k ± 2.32k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.56k ± 683
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.72k ± 562
3.47%
Hispanic Population
4.13k people

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.47% of the people in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are hispanic (4.13k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Iraq
    739 ± 665 people
  2. Mexico
    636 ± 618 people
  3. India
    548 ± 573 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was Iraq, the natal country of 739 Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN residents, followed by Mexico with 636 and India with 548.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.91k people
3.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.73k people

As of 2022, 2.44% of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN residents (2.91k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was 3.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,441 households (2.17%)
  2. Gujarati
    515 households (0.457%)
  3. German
    228 households (0.203%)

3.8% of the households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was Spanish. 2.17% of the households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,128 ± 374
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,482 ± 304
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,275 ± 263

Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN employs 56.5k people. The largest industries in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are Construction (4,239 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,493 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,262 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($120,828), Executive offices & legislative bodies ($104,975), and Real estate property managers, offices of real estate appraisers, and other activities related to real estate ($103,909).

Males in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,696. The income inequality in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
24,901
Women
49.2%
25,722
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN in 2020 was 50,623 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

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Occupations

56.5k
2022 Value
7.24%
1 Year growth
± 7.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN grew at a rate of 7.24%, from 52.7k employees to 56.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN, are Registered nurses (2,197 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,751 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,554 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.5k
2022 Value
7.24%
1 Year growth
± 7.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN grew at a rate of 7.24%, from 52.7k employees to 56.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN, are Construction (4,239 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,493 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,262 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN, though some of these residents may live in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,479
Median earning men ± $2,273
$34,959
Median earning women ± $1,407

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($76,563), Public Administration ($67,866), and Wholesale Trade ($66,953).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($49,873), Public Administration ($47,785), and Manufacturing ($45,243).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN awarded 636 degrees. The student population of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 523 male students and 704 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are White (407 and 65.4%), followed by Unknown (102 and 16.4%), Black or African American (80 and 12.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN by number of degrees awarded are Johnson University (220473) (460 and 72.3%), Remington College-Knoxville (151 and 23.7%), and Huntington University of Health Sciences (488068) (25 and 3.93%).

The most popular majors in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN are Biblical Studies (167 and 26.3%), Divinity & Ministry (49 and 7.7%), and Applied & Professional Ethics (36 and 5.66%).

The median tuition cost in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN for private four year colleges is $16,474.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 63.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 58.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,227 (42.6% men and 57.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,227 students enrolled in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN, 42.6% men and 57.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 801 records, of which 53.9% were women and 46.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 157 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was Divinity & Ministry with 38 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 460 degrees awarded
  2. 151 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johnson University (220473) with 460 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 271 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN, which is 0.742 times less than the 365 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 407 degrees mean that there were 3.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 102 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,474) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,890) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,559) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.692% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.528% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (31.8k), Some college (22.2k), and Bachelors Degree (16.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was $220,000 in 2022, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $187,300 to $220,000, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN is 81.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN is $70,609. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

Property

$220,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,780
$37,482
Median Property Taxes
±$1,395

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Rent vs Own

81.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.2% of the housing units in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

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Household Income

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$70,609
Median Household Income
± $2,514
46.2k
Number of Households
± 1,710

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.2k households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN grew to $70,609 from the previous year's value of $66,520.

The following chart displays the households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.424
2022 Wage GINI in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN
0.429
2021 Wage GINI in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN

In 2022, the income inequality in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was 0.424 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.01% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.82%)
  3. Carpooled (7.24%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.82%) and those who carpooled to work (7.24%).

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.04% of the workforce in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN (10.4k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.5% of the population of Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.52%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County (North, East & South) PUMA, TN grew by 4.5% from 7.2% to 7.52%.

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