Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 185,291 people and 96 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Knoxville who work in office and administrative support (13.64%), sales jobs (13.01%), and food service (8.82%).

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.

The education level of Knoxville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.89% of adults in Knoxville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Knoxville in 2010 was $23,177, 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 $92,708 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, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Knoxville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.