Knoxville, TN 37938 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 37938: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Knoxville, TN 37938

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Knox County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.114, Longitude -83.935
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 37938 has segments in 3 Counties (Anderson, Knox, Union).

  • Businesses Addresses: 397
  • PO Box Addresses: 505
  • Residential Addresses: 7,073
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 47
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,026

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Knoxville, TN 37938 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,884
Daytime Population: Workers 2,686
Daytime Population: Residents 8,967
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,653
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 17,850
Population in Familes 15,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 557
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $66,861
Average Household Income $81,249
Per Capita Income $30,518


Total Housing Units 7,190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,598 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,107 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $189,104
Average Home Value $226,576


Total Households 6,705
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,180
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 0.66% 0.71%
Households 0.5% 0.61%
Families 0.36% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Knoxville, TN 37938 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 37938 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 # 133 79th
Population Density # 115 81st
Diversity Index # 488 20th
Median Household Income # 38 94th
Per Capita Income # 72 88th

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