Knoxville Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Knoxville Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
187,603

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.6%
5 - 17:
13.2%
18 - 24:
17.6%
25 - 34:
16.6%
35 - 54:
22.9%
55 - 64:
10.5%
Over 65 Years:
13.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
11.2%
11.2%
High School Graduates
89.4%
89.4%
College Graduated
32.4%
32.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Knoxville
$26,340
$26,340
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Knoxville
$40,341
$40,341
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
24.3%

Employment Industries in Knoxville

 
Retail
14.8%
14.8%
Healthcare
13.9%
13.9%
Education
11.7%
11.7%
Accommodation
11.6%
11.6%
Manufacturing
6.5%
6.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
6.3%
6.3%
Administration
5.6%
5.6%
Construction
4.9%
4.9%
Transportation
4.0%
4.0%
Other
3.9%
3.9%
Finance
3.8%
3.8%
Information Technology
2.8%
2.8%
Public Service
2.8%
2.8%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
72.4%
72.4%
Black Or African American
16.9%
16.9%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Asian
1.8%
1.8%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.3%
3.3%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
11.0%
11.0%
Irish
10.2%
10.2%
English
8.8%
8.8%
Scots-Irish
3.3%
3.3%
Scottish
2.7%
2.7%
Italian
2.6%
2.6%
European
2.2%
2.2%
French
1.7%
1.7%
Dutch
1.7%
1.7%
Polish
1.6%
1.6%
British
0.9%
0.9%
Welsh
0.9%
0.9%
African
0.7%
0.7%
Iraqi
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
Romanian
0.4%
0.4%
French Canadian
0.4%
0.4%
Other Subsaharan African
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
92.7%
92.7%
Spanish
3.7%
3.7%
Arabic
0.5%
0.5%
Langs. of India
0.4%
0.4%
African languages
0.4%
0.4%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
French Creole
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Knoxville Residents:
5.8%