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Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville profile


Living in Knoxville


Knoxville is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 190,740 people and 105 constituent neighborhoods, Knoxville is the third largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities, Knoxville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Knoxville are a mix 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 (12.89%), sales jobs (11.11%), and food service (8.29%).

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.

The education level of Knoxville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.51% of adults in Knoxville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Knoxville in 2018 was $26,903, 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 $107,612 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.