Knoxville, TN

186,238 Population
98.5 square miles 1,890.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.8%
was 2.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN
Population Density
1,890.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
40.9%
was 38.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.4%
was 5.6%
Ranked 7th Highest in TN
Percent Under 18
18.2%
was 18.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in TN
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 12.4%
Ranked 4th Highest in TN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3
was 5.4
Ranked 7th Lowest in TN
Percent Living in Poverty
25.4%
was 25.8%
Ranked 8th Lowest in TN
Median Household Income
$34,556
was $37,200
Ranked 9th Highest in TN
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.3
48.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
11.9
was 9.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
926.5
was 840.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,002.5
was 6,241.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
90,626
was 89,645
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN
Median Rent
$763
was $772
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Total Building Permits
516
was 422
 
Occupied Housing Units
81,005
was 79,736
 
Homeownership Rate
44.8%
was 45.0%
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Single Family Building Permits
212
was 143
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
919.9
was 909.9
Ranked 2nd Highest in TN
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.7%
was 18.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in TN
Multifamily Building Permits
304
was 279
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.8
was 4.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.8
was 2.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.8%
was 98.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 98.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in TN

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.7%
was 88.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in TN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.1%
was 29.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in TN

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