Knoxville is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 187,603 people and 96 constituent neighborhoods, Knoxville is the third largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Knoxville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Knoxville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Knoxville who work in office and administrative support (12.51%), sales jobs (11.89%), and food service (8.62%).
Also of interest is that Knoxville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Knoxville is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Knoxville is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Knoxville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Knoxville a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
In terms of college education, Knoxville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.42% of adults in Knoxville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Knoxville in 2018 was $26,340, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,360 for a family of four. However, Knoxville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Knoxville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Knoxville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Knoxville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Knoxville include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Knoxville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.