Knoxville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,248 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Knoxville is the 54th largest community in Iowa.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Knoxville who work in office and administrative support (14.64%), food service (10.77%), and sales jobs (7.41%).
The percentage of adults in Knoxville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.93% of adults in Knoxville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Knoxville in 2010 was $22,369, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,476 for a family of four. However, Knoxville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Knoxville include Irish, Dutch, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Knoxville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.