Knoxville is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 192,648 people and 105 constituent neighborhoods, Knoxville is the third largest community in Tennessee.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Knoxville really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Knoxville is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Knoxville more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Knoxville’s character and quality of life.
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 33.40% of adults in Knoxville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Knoxville in 2018 was $29,277, 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 $117,108 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 English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Knoxville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.