Knoxville, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 756 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +47.9%
Males: 359  (47.6%)
Females: 397  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

42.4 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 72845.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,082 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Knoxville:

$42,082
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,844 (it was $15,404 in 2000)

Knoxville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,695 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Knoxville:

$103,695
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $210,151; detached houses: $110,085; mobile homes: $809,495

Median gross rent in 2019: $722.

March 2019 cost of living index in Knoxville: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.8%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Knoxville, AR (2019)
    • 73487.6%White alone
    • 779.2%Hispanic
    • 182.1%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Asian alone

Races in Knoxville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Knoxville, Arkansas as of September 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Knoxville is 285 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (58.7%), English (5.9%), German (4.9%), Irish (2.5%), Scottish (1.9%), Danish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 394 feet

Land area: 2.22 square miles.

Population density: 341 people per square mile   (very low).

Knoxville, Arkansas map

77 residents are foreign born (8.4% Latin America).

This city:

9.2%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $523 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $507 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (58.3 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (153.3 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (265.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Lamar, AR (2.1 miles ),
New Blaine, AR (2.7 miles),
London, AR (2.9 miles ),
Clarksville, AR (2.9 miles ),
Morrison Bluff, AR (3.0 miles),
Hagarville, AR (3.1 miles),
Scranton, AR (3.2 miles ),
Dover, AR (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.38 N, Longitude: 93.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 479

Distribution of median household income in Knoxville, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Knoxville, AR in 2019
Knoxville satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Most common industries in Knoxville, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (9.4%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Utilities (7.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Food (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Apparel (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Knoxville, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (13.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Knoxville, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Knoxville-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/5/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Knoxville city center killed 13 people and injured 139 people and caused $119 million in damages.

On 4/14/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Knoxville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 564% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.2 miles away from Knoxville center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from Knoxville center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Knoxville center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from Knoxville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Knoxville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Knoxville:

  • COUNTRYSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAMAR, AR)
  • JOHNSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, AR)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, AR)
  • CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, L (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, AR)
  • JOHNSON REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, AR)
  • VISITING NURSES AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, AR)
  • RUSSELLVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RUSSELLVILLE, AR)

Operable nuclear power plants near Knoxville:

  • 15 miles: Arkansas Nuclear One 1 and 2 in Russellville, AR.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knoxville:

  • Arkansas Tech University (about 15 miles; Russellville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,038)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 56 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 57 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • National Park Community College (about 62 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • University of Arkansas (about 66 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 74 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 74 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Knoxville Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Knoxville: First Baptist Church of Knoxville (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Knoxville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Johnson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Knoxville that have no violations reported:

  • KNOXVILLE WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,810, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.3%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Knoxville:

Marital status in Knoxville, AR
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Knoxville:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Knoxville, AR (based on Johnson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,76449
Mainline Protestant9157
Other8853
Catholic6181
None13,358-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Here:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Johnson County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Johnson County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Johnson County:

9.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

28.2%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.8%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Knoxville:

46.3%
Arkansas:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.0%
Arkansas:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
Arkansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Knoxville:

9.6%
Arkansas:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Knoxville:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Knoxville:

34.7%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Knoxville:

52.8%
Arkansas:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Knoxville:

76.7%
Arkansas:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Knoxville, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,400
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,400

6.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pope County, AR  1.02% ($32,518 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AR  0.65% ($29,642)
from Logan County, AR  0.32% ($25,769)


5.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pope County, AR  0.94% ($36,579 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AR  0.51% ($37,756)
to Logan County, AR  0.43% ($36,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knoxville:

  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KARV (610 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; Owner: KERM, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYR (1360 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSVILLE, AR; Owner: FORRESTER ET AL)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWXT (1490 AM; 1 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knoxville:

  • KCJC (102.3 FM; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWKK (100.9 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KARV-FM (101.3 FM; OLA, AR; Owner: KERM INC)
  • KLYR-FM (92.7 FM; CLARKSVILLE, AR; Owner: FORRESTER ET AL)
  • K210BN (89.9 FM; CLARKSVILLE, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYEL (105.5 FM; DANVILLE, AR; Owner: DANVILLE FM, INC.)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXIO (106.9 FM; CLARKSVILLE, AR; Owner: BARNETT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Knoxville fatal accident list:

Dec 7, 2019 03:33 PM, Us-64-05, Lat: 35.349086, Lon: -93.335522, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3
Jul 9, 2002 07:23 AM, Us-64-05, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 26, 1999 10:54 PM, Co.Rd.83, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Aug 5, 1991 01:00 PM, 64s5, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 19, 1991 00:15 AM, I40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.4mTotal length
  • $4,337,000Total costs
  • 117,553Total average daily traffic
  • 33,641Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,103Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Knoxville, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 131960-1969
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Knoxville, AR

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Knoxville)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AR01603A, 122 County Road 2651 (911) (Lat: 35.393306 Lon: -93.365167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQXD276,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/2016, Expiration Date: 02/03/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Knoxville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 903W, N903W, N-903W, Serial Number: 28-10608, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 09/16/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Richard H Jr Sundermann, Po Box 279, Knoxville, AR 72845

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 19. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 33 took place in 2012, and the least - 10 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Knoxville, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.3%), and Structure Fires (22.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Knoxville, AR
    • 18461.3%Outside Fires
    • 6622.0%Structure Fires
    • 4113.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 93.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Knoxville, AR
Most common first names in Knoxville, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1273.1 years
James972.7 years
Mary775.7 years
Charles561.2 years
Walter484.5 years
Dorothy474.3 years
Kenneth473.2 years
Robert467.7 years
Ethel377.6 years
Fred379.0 years
Most common last names in Knoxville, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Higgs976.2 years
Brown773.4 years
Young574.0 years
Clayborn577.8 years
Burton584.0 years
Lamb479.5 years
Kirkpatrick474.7 years
Hughes481.0 years
Kenner479.5 years
Williams380.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Knoxville, AR
  • 54.5%Electricity
  • 22.8%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Wood
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Knoxville, AR
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Utility gas


Knoxville compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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