Knox County TN Information


Knox County Subdivisions

Knox County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 462,094
Daytime Population: Workers 255,207
Daytime Population: Residents 238,190
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 493,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 449,998
Population in Familes 346,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,096
Population Density2 909
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $51,690
Average Household Income $74,250
Per Capita Income $30,554


Total Housing Units 205,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118,826 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 68,671 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,241 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $183,702
Average Home Value $232,205


Total Households 187,497
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 115,502
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 0.93% 0.9%
Households 0.78% 0.82%
Families 0.58% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


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, 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 # 3 98th
Population Density # 3 98th
Diversity Index # 21 80th
Median Household Income # 11 89th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

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