Knox County TN Information


Knox County Subdivisions

Knox County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 443,903
Population in Households 431,555
Population in Familes 332,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,348
Population Density1 874
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 181,970
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 112,304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 200,742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114,161 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 67,809 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,772 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $166,740
Average Home Value $212,954


Median Household Income $46,686
Average Household Income $66,810
Per Capita Income $27,772
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.63% 0.75%
Households 0.62% 0.73%
Families 0.33% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Knox County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knox County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 98th
Population Density1 # 3 98th
Diversity Index2 # 21 79th
Median Household Income # 12 88th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.