Knoxville, TN 37909 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 37909: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Knoxville, TN 37909

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 399
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,151
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,296
  • County: Knox County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.95, Longitude -84.019
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Knoxville, TN 37909 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,659
Daytime Population: Workers 13,530
Daytime Population: Residents 7,559
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,089
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 16,280
Population in Familes 10,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 379
Population Density2 2,408
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $44,560
Average Household Income $61,989
Per Capita Income $29,423


Total Housing Units 8,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,988 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,732 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 709 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $182,171
Average Home Value $221,553


Total Households 7,720
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 3,550
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.74% 0.78%
Households 0.57% 0.67%
Families 0.28% 0.49%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Knoxville, TN 37909 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 37909 to the other 616 ZIP Codes in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 144 77th
Population Density # 40 94th
Diversity Index # 90 86th
Median Household Income # 218 65th
Per Capita Income # 91 85th

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