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Knoxville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Knoxville is the 3rd largest city in Tennessee with a population of 192,237 as of July 1, 2019. Knoxville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Knoxville is located at latitude 35.9606 and longitude -83.9207 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Knoxville encompass a land area of 98.52 sq. miles and a water area of 5.65 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 906 feet.

The City of Knoxville (GNIS ID: 2404842) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Knoxville is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Knoxville: Whites Fort, Whites Mill.

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Knoxville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Knoxville, TN Housing Affordability Index is 134
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Knoxville, TN Wealth Index is 57
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 192,237 (100%)
Population in Households 182,425 (94.9%)
Population in Families 120,915 (62.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9,812 ( 5.1%)
Population Density 1,947
Diversity Index2 48
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,133
Average Household Income $59,695
Per Capita Income $25,966
Wealth Index4 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 94,837 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,551 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 43,511 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,775 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $151,613
Housing Affordability Index3 134
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 84,062
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 41,782
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.76% 0.71%
Households 0.79% 0.75%
Families 0.7% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Knoxville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knoxville to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 100th
Population Density # 10 98th
Diversity Index # 55 87th
Median Household Income # 260 40th
Per Capita Income # 134 69th

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