Knoxville, TN

Census Place

Add Comparison
2022 Population
191,857
1.33% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.4
0.299% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.7%
2.79% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,309
9.03% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,200
19.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
97,188
3.03% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Knoxville, TN had a population of 192k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $48,309. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Knoxville, TN grew from 189,339 to 191,857, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $44,308 to $48,309, a 9.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knoxville, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.23%), and White (Hispanic) (1.84%).

None of the households in Knoxville, 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.

95.8% of the residents in Knoxville, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knoxville, TN are The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (8,049 degrees awarded in 2022), South College (220552) (2,322 degrees), and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville (613 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Knoxville, TN was $184,200, and the homeownership rate was 46.2%.

Most people in Knoxville, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Knoxville, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Knoxville, TN is home to a population of 192k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.19% of Knoxville, TN residents were born outside of the country (11.9k people).

In 2022, there were 4.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Knoxville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Knoxville, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Knoxville, TN was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Knoxville, TN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knoxville, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    138k ± 1.53k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.6k ± 1.25k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.07k ± 898
5.7%
Hispanic Population
10.9k people

In 2022, there were 4.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Knoxville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.7% of the people in Knoxville, TN are hispanic (10.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Knoxville, TN as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Tennessee.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

6.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.9k people
6.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people

As of 2022, 6.19% of Knoxville, TN residents (11.9k 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 Knoxville, TN was 6.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Knoxville, TN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,882 ± 372
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,805 ± 360
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,416 ± 284

Knoxville, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Knoxville, TN employs 97.2k people. The largest industries in Knoxville, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,259 people), Retail Trade (12,750 people), and Educational Services (10,815 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,727), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,479), and Utilities ($58,098).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

97.2k
2022 Value
± 2,656
3.03%
1 Year growth
± 3.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knoxville, TN grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 94.3k employees to 97.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knoxville, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,318 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,775 people), and Management Occupations (8,445 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knoxville, TN.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Tennessee (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

97.2k
2022 Value
± 2,656
3.03%
1 Year growth
± 3.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knoxville, TN grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 94.3k employees to 97.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knoxville, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,259 people), Retail Trade (12,750 people), and Educational Services (10,815 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knoxville, TN, though some of these residents may live in Knoxville, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$37,903
Median earning men ± $1,697
$32,238
Median earning women ± $1,144

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($55,729), Wholesale Trade ($54,583), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,550), Wholesale Trade ($45,478), and Information ($45,272).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Tennessee.
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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Tennessee.
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Tennessee

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Knoxville, TN awarded 11,324 degrees. The student population of Knoxville, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 17,116 male students and 24,578 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knoxville, TN are White (8,517 and 77.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,055 and 9.63%), Hispanic or Latino (506 and 4.62%), and Two or More Races (362 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Knoxville, TN by number of degrees awarded are The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (8,049 and 71.1%), South College (220552) (2,322 and 20.5%), and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville (613 and 5.41%).

The most popular majors in Knoxville, TN are Pre-Nursing Studies (650 and 5.74%), Registered Nursing (547 and 4.83%), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (403 and 3.56%).

The median tuition cost in Knoxville, TN for a public four year colleges is $11,332 for in-state students and $29,522 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Knoxville, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 41,694 (41.1% men and 58.9% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 41,694 students enrolled in Knoxville, TN, 41.1% men and 58.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 30,805 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knoxville, TN was Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management with 369 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Knoxville, TN according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,049 degrees awarded
  2. 2,322 degrees awarded
  3. 613 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Tennessee-Knoxville with 8,049 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,370 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knoxville, TN, which is 0.628 times less than the 6,954 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 8,517 degrees mean that there were 8.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,055 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,450) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,912) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,598) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Tennessee.
Measure

In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Tennessee.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Knoxville, TN was $184,200 in 2022, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,500 to $184,200, a 19.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Knoxville, TN is 46.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Knoxville, TN have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Knoxville, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Knoxville, TN is $48,309. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Knoxville, TN was Census Tract 57.10 with a value of $173,688, followed by Census Tract 58.07 and Census Tract 57.01, with respective values of $137,857 and $126,875.

Property

$184,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,693
$38,939
Median Property Taxes
±$1,403

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Knoxville, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Knoxville, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

46.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 46.2% of the housing units in Knoxville, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Knoxville, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 57.10
  2. Census Tract 58.07
  3. Census Tract 57.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knoxville, TN was Census Tract 57.10 with a value of $173,688, followed by Census Tract 58.07 and Census Tract 57.01, with respective values of $137,857 and $126,875.

The following map shows all of the places in Knoxville, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$48,309
Median Household Income
± $2,049
84.2k
Number of Households
± 2,341

In 2022, the median household income of the 84.2k households in Knoxville, TN grew to $48,309 from the previous year's value of $44,308.

The following chart displays the households in Knoxville, 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 < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Knoxville, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.13%)
  3. Carpooled (8.59%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Knoxville, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.13%) and those who carpooled to work (8.59%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knoxville, TN have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Knoxville, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Knoxville, TN compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Knoxville, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Knoxville, TN have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knoxville, TN (38k out of 183k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Knoxville, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

89.4% of the population of Knoxville, TN has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Knox County, TN see 889 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.67% decrease from the previous year (895 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1693 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 253 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Knox County, TN.
889 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Knox County, TN

Primary care physicians in Knox County, TN see an average of 889 patients per year. This represents a 0.67% decrease from the previous year (895 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Knox County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 32.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

10.6%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knoxville, TN grew by 2.5% from 10.4% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Knoxville, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart