Knoxville, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 183,270 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 
Males: 88,136  (48.1%)
Females: 95,134  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 37849, 37871, 37902, 37909, 37912, 37914, 37915, 37916, 37917, 37918, 37919, 37921, 37922, 37923, 37924, 37931.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,191 (it was $27,492 in 2000)
Knoxville:

$32,191
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,610 (it was $18,171 in 2000)

Knoxville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,200 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Knoxville:

$114,200
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $147,305; Detached houses: $148,424; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,387; In 2-unit structures: $112,644; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,615; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $172,698; Mobile homes: $35,467

Median gross rent in 2012: $739.

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  • White alone - 135,857 (75.5%)
  • Black alone - 30,385 (16.9%)
  • Hispanic - 7,112 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3,448 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2,575 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 300 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 258 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 38 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Knoxville: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (16.3%), German (14.0%), Irish (10.6%), United States (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1791

Elevation: 889 feet

Land area: 92.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,978 people per square mile   (low).

Knoxville,TN real estate house value index trend

Knoxville, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Knoxville:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knoxville city:

  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

8,211 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  4.5%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 484 registered sex offenders living in Knoxville, Tennessee as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Knoxville to the number of sex offenders is 376 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,245 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,095 (1.1%)

Knoxville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (145.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (452.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park City, TN (1.7 miles ), Powell, TN (2.7 miles ), Karns, TN (2.8 miles ), Rockford, TN (3.0 miles ), Gibbs, TN (3.4 miles ), Seymour, TN (3.4 miles ), Alcoa, TN (3.4 miles ), Louisville, TN (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 633 buildings, average cost: $48,300
  • 1998: 523 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 1999: 422 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2000: 423 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 2001: 336 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2002: 327 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2003: 438 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2004: 728 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2005: 808 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2006: 702 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2007: 627 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2008: 241 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2009: 194 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2010: 192 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2011: 167 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2012: 143 buildings, average cost: $128,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.97 N, Longitude: 83.94 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +87,482 (+48.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 64,714 (77.6%)

Area code: 865

Knoxville household income distribution Knoxville home values distribution

Crime rates in Knoxville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 23152118202518272822151718
per 100,000 12.78.511.910.311.413.99.914.715.211.88.19.49.9
Rapes 79139748180998910914014712294119
per 100,000 43.579.241.846.345.755.048.859.575.979.165.752.165.3
Robberies 577637553443520545538681668660625559528
per 100,000 318.0363.1312.1253.2297.1302.8294.9371.5361.9355.1336.8309.7289.7
Assaults 1,1701,3141,3081,1501,0231,0591,2491,2411,1561,1379931,0211,109
per 100,000 644.9749.0738.2657.2584.5588.4684.7677.0626.4611.8535.2565.7608.5
Burglaries 1,5711,7172,1352,4322,5062,4712,2812,5072,6612,5892,7232,5442,882
per 100,000 865.9978.71204.91389.81431.71372.91250.41367.61441.81393.11467.51409.51581.3
Thefts 5,9195,9516,6807,2317,4977,3707,6848,9848,3838,5538,7899,5158,373
per 100,000 3262.63392.03769.94132.24283.24094.74212.24900.74542.24602.14736.65271.84594.1
Auto thefts 1,3971,2961,2121,4181,3801,2211,0981,3711,142679810820914
per 100,000 770.0738.7684.0810.3788.4678.4601.9747.9618.8365.3436.5454.3501.5
Arson 1201411381371701371149910172512623
per 100,000 66.180.477.978.397.176.162.554.054.738.727.514.412.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 498.7559.2546.0549.8556.9551.7546.1626.9609.8581.6560.5568.4571.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Knoxville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 509 (410 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Knoxville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +928 (+0.5%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

Work and jobs in Knoxville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Knoxville, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Knoxville-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Knoxville city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 tornado 15.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Knoxville-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 154.4 miles away from Knoxville center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 167.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 276.7 miles away from Knoxville center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 150.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Knoxville topographic map

Birthplace of: Rodney Atkins - Country singer, Patrick N. Millsaps - Lawyer and Gingrich chief of staff, Ray Graves - College football player, Randy Orton - Professional wrestler, Quentin Tarantino - (born 1963), film director, Beauford Delaney - Artist, Bill Haslam - Governor of Tennessee, Lillian Randolph - Actor, Donald Richberg - Lawyer, Edward Terry Sanford - Federal judge.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Knoxville: Mitchell W. Stout, Troy A. McGlLl.

Main business address for: REGAL CINEMAS CORP (SERVICES-MOTION PICTURE THEATERS), CTI MOLECULAR IMAGING INC (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), TENGASCO INC (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS), CELERITY SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), GOODYS FAMILY CLOTHING INC /TN (RETAIL-FAMILY CLOTHING STORES), TEAM HEALTH INC (SERVICES-MISC HEALTH & ALLIED SERVICES, NEC).

Hospitals in Knoxville:

  • (CLOSED) FHC OAKWOOD (5310 BALL CAMP PIKE)
  • BAPTIST HOSPICE (211 BLOUNT AVENUE, SUITE 406)
  • BAPTIST HOSPITAL OF EAST TENNESSEE (provides emergency services, 137 E BLOUNT AVE)
  • EAST TENNESSEE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 2018 CLINCH AVE SW)
  • INTENSIVA HOSPITAL OF KNOXVILLE (900 OAK HILL AVENUE 4TH FLOOR)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #4 (5411 WESTERN AVE)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #6 (6509 EMORY RD)
  • PARKWEST MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 9352 PARK WEST BLVD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-NORTH KNOXVILLE (900 OAK HILL AVENUE-4TH FLOOR)
  • TENNOVA HEALTHCARE (Proprietary, 900 EAST OAK HILL AVENUE)

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Colleges/Universities in Knoxville:

  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Full-time enrollment: 25,483; Location: 527 Andy Holt Tower; Public; Website: www.tennessee.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (FT enrollment: 7,271; Location: 10915 Hardin Valley Road; Public; Website: www.pstcc.edu/)
  • South College (FT enrollment: 1,236; Location: 3904 Lonas Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southcollegetn.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Johnson University (FT enrollment: 901; Location: 7900 Johnson Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.johnsonu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville (FT enrollment: 656; Location: 1100 Liberty St; Public; Website: www.tcatknoxville.edu/)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville (FT enrollment: 483; Location: 9123 Executive Park Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Virginia College-Knoxville (FT enrollment: 340; Location: 5003 North Broadway Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu)
  • Fountainhead College of Technology (FT enrollment: 267; Location: 10208 Technology Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fountainheadcollege.edu)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Knoxville (FT enrollment: 265; Location: 8380 Kingston Pike; Private, for-profit; Website: knoxville.paulmitchell.edu)
  • Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc (FT enrollment: 238; Location: 4704 Western Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tennesseeschoolofbeauty.com)
  • University of Phoenix-Knoxville Campus (FT enrollment: 119; Location: 10133 Sherrill Boulevard; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Knoxville (FT enrollment: 63; Location: 8239 Kingston Pike; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)
  • Knoxville Institute of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 43; Location: 1221 N Central Street; Private, for-profit; Website: kihd.net)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Knoxville:

  • Roane State Community College (about 39 miles; Harriman, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,302)
  • Walters State Community College (about 42 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 45 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 55 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Western Carolina University (about 67 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Tusculum College (about 68 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 76 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)

Public high schools in Knoxville:

Biggest private high schools in Knoxville:

  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE (Students: 1,188; Location: 529 ACADEMY WAY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE (Students: 1,047; Location: 9800 WEBB SCHOOL DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 759; Location: 5914 BEAVER RIDGE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 9245 FOX LONAS RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BEREAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 2329 PROSSER RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 5020 PLEASANT RIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • KNOXVILLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN (Students: 111; Location: 2434 E 5TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • KNOXVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 11549 SNYDER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • DORIS A WALKER ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 1110 LOVELL RD; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • WEST END ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 5311 MCKAMEY RD; Grades: 4 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Knoxville:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Knoxville:

  • CONCORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 708; Location: 11704 KINGSTON PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 601; Location: 711 N SHORE DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHN NEUMANN SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 625 SAINT JOHN CT; Grades: KG - 8)
  • EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE (Students: 287; Location: 950 EPISCOPAL SCHOOL WAY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CEDAR SPRINGS WEEKDAY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 9132 KINGSTON PIKE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 1810 HOWARD DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WEST HILLS BAPTIST PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN (Students: 177; Location: 409 N WINSTON RD; Grades: PK - TK)
  • TATES SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (Students: 175; Location: 9215 BOB GRAY RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 1207 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FREEDOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 166; Location: 4615 ASHEVILLE HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Knoxville, School District: KNOX COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Carter High School, Full Time Enrollment: 1,000, 210 N. Carter School Rd, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
  • Need to change Pellissippi's web address to: www.pstcc.edu added by Joey
  • Knoxville is also the world headquarters of Sea Ray Boats, and Clayton Homes, (manufactured housing; recently acquired by Warren Buffet's company, Berkshire Hathaway). added by Bill
  • Concord Christian school located at 11704 Kingston Pike is a christian elementary & middle school (K-8) with over 400 students. Please add this to the list of private schools in Knox County. Thank you!
  • Please list us under private primary/middle schools and under private high shools: Knoxville Christian School http://www.KnoxvilleChristian.org/ 11549 Snyder Road Knoxville, TN 37932 865-966-7060
  • WDTT LP 24, formerly channel 38. this is to inform you that we are no longer working under the channel 38 status, we are now channel 24 uhf low power on sharp's ridge all other data appear correct.
  • Tennessee Institute of Electronics - we changed our name to Fountainhead College of Technology www.fountainheadcollege.edu - same address & phone #

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Notable locations in Knoxville: Hunter Valley Farm (A), Scenic View Farm (B), Deane Hill Golf and Country Club (C), Knoxville Boat Club Dock (D), L N Station (E), Statesview (F), Knoxville - Kuwahee Sewage Treatment Plant (G), Knoxville - Loves Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (H), Southern Station (I), Duncan Dock (J), Eastern State Hospital Farm (K), Holston Hills Golf and Country Club (L), Tennessee Amphitheater (M), Maxey Dock (N), Cherokee Golf and Country Club (O), University of Tennessee Experimental Farm (P), Old Water Mill (Q), Middlebrook Industrial Park (R), Whittle Springs Golf Club (S), Alumni Memorial Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Town Mall (1), Western Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Haven Shopping Center (3), Walker Springs Plaza Shopping Center (4), Village Square Shopping Center (5), Suburban Shopping Center (6), Rocky Hill Shopping Center (7), Parkway Shopping Center (8), Northgate Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Knoxville include: TENGASCO INC (A), CELERITY SYSTEMS INC (B), GOODYS FAMILY CLOTHING INC /TN (C), TEAM HEALTH INC (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Knoxville include: Everhard Mission Church (A), Faith Church (B), Ridgeview Church (C), Bethlehem Star Church (D), Riverview Church (E), Saint Marks United Methodist Church (F), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (G), Gloria Dei Church (H), Bell Avenue Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hudgens Cemetery (1), Wells Cemetery (2), Knott Cemetery (3), Williams Cemetery (4), Woodlawn Cemetery (5), Armstrong Cemetery (6), Bearden Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Learn Pond (A), Crystal Lake (B), Lake Ottosee (C), Lynnhurst Lake (D), Beaman Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Love Creek (A), Baker Creek (B), Knob Creek (C), Haw Branch (D), Toll Creek (E), Swanpond Creek (F), Goose Creek (G), First Creek (H), Ebenezer Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Knoxville include: Leslie Street Park (1), Bicentennial Park (2), Caswell Park (3), Clinch Avenue Park (4), Fort Dickerson Park (5), Volunteer Park (6), Morningside Park (7), Fountain City Park (8), Knoxville Municipal Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mabry Hazen House (Museums; 1711 Dandridge Avenue) (1), Armstrong Lockett House-Crescent Bend (Museums; 2728 Kingston Pike) (2), Health Discovery Center (Museums; 1060 Worlds Fair Park Drive) (3), Blount Mansion (Museums; 200 West Hill Avenue) (4), Beck Cultural Exchange Center (Museums; 1927 Dandridge Avenue) (5), Knoxville Museum of Art (1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive) (6), Mabry Hazen House - Administration (Museums; 1649 Dandridge Avenue) (7), Governor John Sevier Farm Home (Historical Places & Services; 1220 West Governor John Sevier) (8), Ramsey House Plantation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2614 Thorngrove Pike) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Homewood Suites Knoxville West (10935 Turkey Drive) (1), Days Inn (5335 Central Avenue Pike) (2), Days Inn Knoxville West (326 Lovell Road Northwest) (3), ClubHouse Inn & Suites Knoxville (208 Market Place Lane) (4), Baymont Inn Knoxville East (7210 Saddle Rack Street) (5), Comfort Hotel Knoxville (7737 Kingston Pike) (6), Crown Inn (5605 Merchants Center Blv) (7), Country Inn-Ste Knoxville West (805 North Campbell Station Road) (8), Best Value Inn (300 Merchants Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - District Court U S- Probation Office (800 Market Street) (1), Wade Gary R (501 West Main Street) (2), Knox County - Courts- Circuit Court- Circuit Court Judges- Division (City County Building) (3), Knox County Government - Juvenile Court (3323 Division Street) (4), Knox County - Courts- Circuit Court- Circuit Court Judges- Division I (City County Building) (5), Anderson E Riley (501 West Main Street) (6), Knox County - Courts- Criminal Court- Division One Court Officer (City County Building) (7), Knox County - Courts- Criminal Court- Clerk (City County Building) (8), Knox County - Courts- Circuit Court- Clerk (City County Building) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.164. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.164
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.896. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.896
U.S.:

6.575

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.362. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.362
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0182. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0182
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Knoxville and their reported violations in the past:

KNOXVILLE UTILITIES BOARD-KUB (Population served: 251,749, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-24-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2012), St BCA signed (APR-02-2013)
FIRST UTIL DIST OF KNOX COUNT (Population served: 82,770, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2008)
HALLSDALE POWELL U D (Population served: 70,457, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2005)
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
KNOX-CHAPMAN UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 32,703, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013)
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
FLYING J. INC. (Serves WY, Population served: 2,109, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAY-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-23-2010 to MAY-06-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAY-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-23-2010 to MAY-06-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
PILOT TRAVEL CENTER #247 (Serves IN, Population served: 1,918, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-10-2006 to MAR-17-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
PILOT FLYING J 734 (Serves TX, Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PILOT TRAVEL CENTER #198 (Serves IN, Population served: 820, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • WEST KNOX UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 62,157, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • I-40 WEST REST AREA, TDOT (Population served: 1,001, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PILOT TRAVEL CENTER EXIT 42 (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DOUGLAS LAKE RESORT OWNERS ASSOC. INC. (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CEMEX CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ATLANTIC, L (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PILOT TRAVEL CENTER #96 (Serves FL, Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Knoxville in 2010:

  • 7,236 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,287 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 478 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 263 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 203 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 186 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 141 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 89 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 70 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 69 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Knoxville in 2000:

  • 6,981 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,922 people in nursing homes
  • 849 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 211 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 193 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 178 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 164 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 129 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 128 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 54 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 51 people in other group homes
  • 39 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 18 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in other workers' dormitories

Knoxville, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Knoxville compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Neyland Stadium. Capacity: 104,079. Tennessee Volunteers football.
  • Thompson-Boling Arena. University of Tennessee.

Banks with most branches in Knoxville (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: 24 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First Tennessee Bank, National Association: 22 branches. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $24,563.4 mil, Deposits: $16,402.1 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 180 total offices, Holding Company: First Horizon National Corporation
  • Regions Bank: 19 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Home Federal Bank of Tennessee: 15 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,047.7 mil, Deposits: $1,646.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 23 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 9 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fountain City Branch, Hardin Valley Branch, Knoxville Downtown, West Knoxville Branch, Bearden Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Middlebrook Pike Branch, Farragut Branch, Knoxville - Parkside Branch, Bearden Branch, Courier Service Mobile Knoxville Bra. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Clayton Bank and Trust: Knoxville West Branch, Farragut Branch, Clayton Bank And Trust, Clinton Highway Branch, Clayton Bank And Trust. Info updated 2011/11/16: Bank assets: $628.8 mil, Deposits: $500.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Clayton Bancorp, Inc
  • The Fort Sill National Bank: Knoxville Center Branch, Norris Freeway Branch, Fsnb - Knoxville Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $369.8 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Sill, OK, positive income, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc
  • 29 other banks with 46 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Knoxville, Tennessee:

  • Hotel ST Oliver, 407 Un Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902 , Phone: (865) 523-6500
  • Family Inns Of America, 4300 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914 , Phone: (865) 546-3010, Fax: (865) 522-1416
  • Hampton Inn North Knoxville, 119 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912 , Phone: (865) 689-1011, Fax: (865) 689-7917
  • Hampton Inn Knoxville West, 9128 Executive Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37923 , Phone: (865) 693-1101, Fax: (865) 531-1183
  • Knoxville Hilton Downtown, 501 W Church St, Knoxville, TN 37902 , Phone: (865) 523-2300, Fax: (865) 525-6532
  • La Quinta Inns #651, 258 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923 , Phone: (865) 690-9777, Fax: (865) 531-8304
  • Middlebrook Inn, 1234 Hilton Rd, Knoxville, TN 37921 , Phone: (865) 588-1982
  • Red Carpet Inn, 1500 Cherry St, Knoxville, TN 37917 , Phone: (865) 546-7110, Fax: (865) 546-0954
  • 76 other hotels and motels
All 84 fire-safe hotels and motels in Knoxville, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Knoxville travel time to work - commute Knoxville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Knoxville:

(Knoxville, Tennessee Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Knoxville city (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.02%
Here: 62.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents50.8%13.5%6.5%4.1%2.7%
Congregations41.3%14.6%1.3%6.6%1.1%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.1%2.1%1.8%13.8%
Congregations0.9%4.4%2.0%0.7%27.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 74
Knox County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 58
Knox County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 162
Knox County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 313
Here:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

27.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 82$401,416$58,7441$2,504
Other Government Administration 54$249,797$55,5101$133
Judicial and Legal 27$128,904$57,2913$2,965
Police Protection - Officers 412$1,850,711$53,9040$0
Police - Other 105$313,890$35,87331$27,372
Firefighters 321$1,276,495$47,7190$0
Fire - Other 14$49,509$42,4360$0
Streets and Highways 104$391,967$45,2270$0
Solid Waste Management 213$602,204$33,9270$0
Sewerage 165$854,471$62,1438$9,764
Parks and Recreation 77$281,807$43,918205$105,823
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$72,942$54,7070$0
Natural Resources 28$117,391$50,3102$3,007
Water Supply 113$584,638$62,0855$6,680
Electric Power 406$2,113,693$62,47420$24,150
Gas Supply 182$944,415$62,2699$10,791
Other and Unallocable 120$407,786$40,7790$0
Totals for Government 2,439$10,642,036$52,359285$193,189

Knoxville government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $70,969,000 ($387.24)
    Electric Utilities: $30,659,000 ($167.29)
    General - Other: $27,666,000 ($150.96)
    Gas Utilities: $15,750,000 ($85.94)
    Water Utilities: $12,324,000 ($67.25)
    Parking Facilities: $10,806,000 ($58.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,902,000 ($21.29)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $369,839,000 ($2018.00)
    Gas Utilities: $128,851,000 ($703.07)
    Police Protection: $40,447,000 ($220.70)
    General - Other: $32,178,000 ($175.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000,000 ($152.78)
    Sewerage: $23,670,000 ($129.15)
    Transit Utilities: $22,682,000 ($123.76)
    Water Utilities: $21,696,000 ($118.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,571,000 ($63.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,570,000 ($52.22)
    Regular Highways: $8,949,000 ($48.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,028,000 ($43.80)
    Financial Administration: $5,976,000 ($32.61)
    Central Staff Services: $4,063,000 ($22.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,426,000 ($13.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,053,000 ($11.20)
    Parking Facilities: $215,000 ($1.17)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($0.08)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,893,000 ($26.70)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $190,196,000 ($1037.79)
    Corporate Bonds: $43,879,000 ($239.42)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $41,637,000 ($227.19)
    Benefit Payments: $30,576,000 ($166.84)
    Withdrawals: $527,000 ($2.88)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,722,000 ($20.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,189,000 ($104.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $835,000 ($4.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $252,657,000 ($1378.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,942,000 ($10.60)

Knoxville government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $41,251,000 ($225.08)
    All Other: $8,826,000 ($48.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,628,000 ($14.34)
    Parking Facilities: $1,011,000 ($5.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $759,000 ($4.14)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $50,333,000 ($274.64)
    From Parent Local Government: $4,445,000 ($24.25)
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,036,000 ($16.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $14,667,000 ($80.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,435,000 ($35.11)
    General Local Government Support: $1,302,000 ($7.10)
    All Other: $712,000 ($3.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,747,000 ($64.10)
    All Other: $118,000 ($0.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,207,000 ($121.17)
    Interest Earnings: $14,054,000 ($76.68)
    Special Assessments: $5,506,000 ($30.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,120,000 ($17.02)
    Rents: $24,000 ($0.13)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $404,759,000 ($2208.54)
    Gas Utilities: $141,653,000 ($772.92)
    Water Utilities: $28,994,000 ($158.20)
    Transit Utilities: $3,312,000 ($18.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,418,000 ($105.95)
    General Local Government Support: $15,775,000 ($86.08)
    Highways: $5,283,000 ($28.83)
  • Tax - Property: $104,290,000 ($569.05)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $34,579,000 ($188.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,302,000 ($50.76)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,569,000 ($30.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,628,000 ($25.25)
    Other License: $2,084,000 ($11.37)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $257,000 ($1.40)

Knoxville government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $676,045,000 ($3688.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $554,051,000 ($3023.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,160,000 ($1512.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $155,166,000 ($846.65)

Knoxville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,643,000 ($489.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $125,258,000 ($683.46)
    Total Federal Securities: $53,388,000 ($291.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $150,555,000 ($821.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,014,000 ($201.96)

6.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($239 average AGI)
Knox County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Blount County, TN  0.47% ($28,682 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.42% ($37,493)
from Sevier County, TN  0.31% ($26,067)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)
Knox County:

0.06%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Blount County, TN  0.46% ($65,752 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  0.40% ($31,623)
to Sevier County, TN  0.29% ($31,910)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knoxville:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WJXB (1240 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WITA (1490 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WITA, INC.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WKGN (1340 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRIPLE S ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKXV (900 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RA-TEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WSEV (930 AM; 5 kW; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knoxville:

  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WYIL-FM (98.7 FM; OLIVER SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHT (104.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYFC (95.3 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WUTK-FM (90.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WMYU (93.1 FM; KARNS, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNFZ (94.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: JOHN W. PIRKLE)
  • WKCS (91.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: FULTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WJBZ-FM (96.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TN; Owner: SEYMOUR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTXM-FM (95.7 FM; MARYVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W244AT (96.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: DWIGHT R. MAGNUSON)
  • W289AK (105.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Knoxville:

  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKXE-LP (Channel 4; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFEM-LP (Channel 12; HEISKELL, ETC., TN; Owner: H. EARL MARLAR)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJZC-LP (Channel 22; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Knoxville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 625
Total length: 7,020 meters (23,031ft)
Total costs: $505,798,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,610,205
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,679,791

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 3
  • 1910-1919: 10
  • 1920-1929: 8
  • 1930-1939: 34
  • 1940-1949: 18
  • 1950-1959: 29
  • 1960-1969: 119
  • 1970-1979: 51
  • 1980-1989: 160
  • 1990-1999: 85
  • 2000-2009: 105
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Knoxville, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Knoxville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 1188 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Knoxville, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 183 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 220 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 2030 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Knoxville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Knoxville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 363 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 43 full and 17 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED985$119,021940$146,3583,217$147,024253$64,71520$1,831,159505$117,32310$75,289
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED81$102,52095$123,282254$132,86427$34,5181$4,500,00035$104,88637$47,457
APPLICATIONS DENIED102$110,679222$100,322908$132,065145$44,8744$2,051,05893$96,592103$54,492
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN105$122,533100$152,199704$138,46141$63,9621$7,506,04051$101,5512$79,020
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS30$122,34238$155,889211$146,53915$91,1460$011$123,3050$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 60 tracts in Knoxville, TN

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full and 17 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED177$157,975129$157,8488$158,234
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED38$130,91834$168,9265$120,022
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$149,74513$166,9770$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$153,6068$186,8460$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$191,2242$84,5003$69,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1944
  • Hazardous Condition: 690
  • Service Call: 180
  • Good Intent Call: 73

Incident types - Knoxville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Knoxville, TN
Most common first names in Knoxville, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,92771.2 years
William2,61073.3 years
Mary2,54278.6 years
John2,23874.4 years
Charles1,62971.6 years
Robert1,62971.4 years
George1,02774.6 years
Margaret1,00779.1 years
Helen85678.0 years
Ruth82380.2 years
Most common last names in Knoxville, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,37175.2 years
Johnson1,02174.5 years
Davis76976.2 years
Jones74675.3 years
Williams65974.5 years
Brown65773.7 years
Miller61375.8 years
Moore47074.5 years
Thomas43075.0 years
Wilson41974.0 years
Businesses in Knoxville, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T8Kincaid5
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart2
Abercrombie Kids1Knights Inn1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Kohl's2
Ace Hardware3Kroger10
Advance Auto Parts12La Quinta2
Aeropostale3La-Z-Boy3
American Eagle Outfitters3Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture4
Apple Store1LensCrafters3
Applebee's4Little Caesars Pizza7
Arby's10Long John Silver's3
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's4
Audi1MainStay1
AutoZone8Marriott5
BMW1Marshalls3
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets28
Barnes & Noble1Mazda1
Baskin-Robbins3McDonald's23
Bath & Body Works3Men's Wearhouse3
Baymont Inn2Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond3Motel 63
Best Western3Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster7New Balance12
Brooks Brothers1New York & Co2
Brookstone1Nike17
Budget Car Rental2Nissan2
Buffalo Wild Wings2Office Depot2
Burger King14OfficeMax3
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy3
CVS13Olive Garden2
Cache1Outback3
CarMax1Outback Steakhouse3
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun3
Catherines1Panera Bread5
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza6
Chick-Fil-A8Payless3
Chico's2Penske4
Chipotle1PetSmart2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports2
Cinnabon 2Pizza Hut10
Circle K1Plato's Closet1
Clarion1Popeyes1
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn1
Comfort Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Comfort Suites3Quality4
Cracker Barrel4Quiznos7
Cricket Wireless13RadioShack8
Curves2Ramada1
DHL4Red Lobster2
Dairy Queen1Red Roof Inn4
Days Inn3Rooms To Go2
Deb1Ruby Tuesday6
Decora Cabinetry1Rue212
Dennys1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza7SAS Shoes2
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In12
Dressbarn1Sam's Club2
Dunkin Donuts5Sears5
Econo Lodge3Sephora1
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival1
Express1Sleep Inn2
Extended Stay America2Soma Intimates1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts2
FedEx83Sprint Nextel6
Finish Line3Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Starbucks13
Foot Locker2Steak 'n Shake1
Ford2Subaru1
Forever 211Subway38
GNC5Super 84
GameStop6T-Mobile14
Gap2T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree2Taco Bell12
H&R Block14Talbots3
Hardee's8Target4
Havertys Furniture1The Limited1
Haworth1The Room Place2
Hilton6Torrid1
Hobby Lobby2Toyota1
Holiday Inn6Toys"R"Us4
Hollister Co.2True Value2
Home Depot4U-Haul22
Honda2U.S. Cellular15
Hot Topic2UPS84
Hyundai1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP5Value City Furniture1
InTown Suites1Vans7
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless2
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret3
JCPenney2Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's2Waffle House7
JoS. A. Bank2Walgreens16
Jones New York7Walmart6
Journeys3Wendy's14
Justice2Wet Seal1
KFC11YMCA7

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  • #23 (37902) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 1,000+)"
  • #25 (37902) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Jordanian first ancestries"
  • #27 (37919) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #37 (37919) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #43 (37915) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries"
  • #70 (37902) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #75 (37902) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries"
  • #96 (37849) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of New Zealander first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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