Knoxville is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 187,500 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 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 (13.75%), sales jobs (12.38%), and food service (9.62%).
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 a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Knoxville has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Knoxville enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Knoxville.
Not only is Knoxville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Knoxville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.39% of adults in Knoxville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Knoxville in 2010 was $24,185, 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 $96,740 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Knoxville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.