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Knoxville, TN (Tennessee) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $193,600 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Knoxville:

$193,600
Tennessee:

$235,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $146,200 - $286,200

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $261,152
Here:

$261,152
State:

$310,843

Townhouses or other attached units: $225,200
Here:

$225,200
State:

$280,903

In 2-unit structures: $185,738
Here:

$185,738
State:

$276,828

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,216
Here:

$206,216
State:

$245,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,681
Here:

$237,681
State:

$255,271

Mobile homes: $92,571
Here:

$92,571
State:

$101,125

Total population: 184,281 (Urban population: 173,485, Rural population: 195 (22 farm, 173 nonfarm))

Houses: 94,457 (85,151 occupied: 40,535 owner occupied, 44,616 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

33%

Housing density: 1,019 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $134,979.

Median contract rent in 2021: $827 (lower quartile is $604, upper quartile is $1,074)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2021: $882


Median gross rent in Knoxville, TN in 2021: $967

Housing units in Knoxville with a mortgage: 25,330 (1,649 second mortgage, 167 home equity loan, 1,206 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 497

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $76,198

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $58,442

Median monthly housing costs: $945

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Knoxville, Tennessee Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 192,657
  • Male householders: 37,901 (14,006 living alone), Female householders: 47,250 (20,349 living alone)
  • 24,712 spouses (24,527 opposite-sex spouses), 8,416 unmarried partners, (7,887 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 38,235 children (36,726 natural, 393 adopted, 1,116 stepchildren), 6,357 grandchildren, 3,445 brothers or sisters, 1,653 parents, 94 foster children, 2,559 other relatives, 13,500 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 8,535

Size of family households: 20,230 2-persons, 8,900 3-persons, 5,882 4-persons, 3,188 5-persons, 563 6-persons, 496 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 34,355 1-person, 7,918 2-persons, 2,187 3-persons, 1,286 4-persons, 146 6-persons.

15,164 married couples with children.
13,278 single-parent households (2,372 men, 10,906 women).

92.2% of residents of Knoxville speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 12,039 (6.2%)
(33.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 39no bedroom
  • 2251 bedroom
  • 8,8832 bedrooms
  • 22,2503 bedrooms
  • 7,5214 bedrooms
  • 1,6175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 3,001no bedroom
  • 12,4821 bedroom
  • 17,4592 bedrooms
  • 9,2863 bedrooms
  • 2,0924 bedrooms
  • 2965+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Knoxville in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knoxville in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,015no vehicle
  • 12,2331 vehicle
  • 18,0202 vehicles
  • 6,9593 vehicles
  • 1,5934 vehicles
  • 7155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Knoxville in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knoxville in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,443no vehicle
  • 22,3141 vehicle
  • 12,4352 vehicles
  • 2,1753 vehicles
  • 9094 vehicles
  • 3405+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 391 room
  • 582 rooms
  • 6503 rooms
  • 3,0304 rooms
  • 9,5115 rooms
  • 9,5766 rooms
  • 6,1367 rooms
  • 5,5408 rooms
  • 5,9959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2,8811 room
  • 2,3512 rooms
  • 9,1433 rooms
  • 13,7214 rooms
  • 8,7375 rooms
  • 3,8316 rooms
  • 1,4187 rooms
  • 6738 rooms
  • 1,8619+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2021 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Knoxville, TN
  • Knoxville, TN household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Knoxville, TN in 2021
  • 7,523Less than $10,000
  • 9,750$10,000 to $19,999
  • 9,921$20,000 to $29,999
  • 10,514$30,000 to $39,999
  • 7,598$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5,670$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,838$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,439$75,000 to $99,999
  • 6,670$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,510$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,675$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,043$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2021 in Knoxville, TN

  • Distribution of house value in Knoxville, TN in 2021
  • 277Less than $10,000
  • 47$10,000 to $14,999
  • 129$15,000 to $19,999
  • 88$20,000 to $24,999
  • 47$25,000 to $29,999
  • 224$30,000 to $34,999
  • 38$35,000 to $39,999
  • 26$40,000 to $49,999
  • 251$50,000 to $59,999
  • 769$60,000 to $69,999
  • 569$70,000 to $79,999
  • 768$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,059$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,474$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,965$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,425$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4,186$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,401$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5,047$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,399$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,762$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,021$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,083$750,000 to $999,999
  • 256$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 224$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in Knoxville, TN

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Knoxville, TN in 2021
  • 484Less than $100
  • 451$100 to $149
  • 543$150 to $199
  • 1,169$200 to $249
  • 484$250 to $299
  • 789$300 to $349
  • 1,065$350 to $399
  • 1,219$400 to $449
  • 1,235$450 to $499
  • 1,223$500 to $549
  • 1,821$550 to $599
  • 2,143$600 to $649
  • 1,475$650 to $699
  • 3,165$700 to $749
  • 2,520$750 to $799
  • 5,701$800 to $899
  • 4,443$900 to $999
  • 6,941$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,629$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,841$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,145$2,000 to $2,499
  • 149$3,500 or more
  • 1,981No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2021

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.2%
Number of people working at home: 10,446 (11.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,952
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 7,490
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 14,591
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 19,774
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 16,349
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,603
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,415
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,791
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,465
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,077
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,106
  • 90 or more minutes: 732
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Knoxville

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 152,701 (86.1%)
  • Carpooled: 9,224 (5.2%)
  • Bus: 1,007 (0.6%)
  • Taxi: 1,456 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 2,575 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 10,446 (5.9%)
Class of Workers in 2021
  • Unemployment by race in 2021
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 36.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.6%Males
  • 2.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.9%Males
  • 1.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 3.6%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 6,6202010 or later
  • 3,0752000 to 2009
  • 1,2731990 to 1999
  • 9071980 to 1989
  • 3741970 to 1979
  • 611Before 1970
Ancestries in Knoxville, TN

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 15,701 (16.3%)
  • English: 10,649 (11.1%)
  • Irish: 6,783 (7.1%)
  • German: 6,027 (6.3%)
  • European: 2,485 (2.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,404 (2.5%)
  • Italian: 1,719 (1.8%)
  • Scottish: 1,262 (1.3%)
  • Polish: 948 (1.0%)
  • African: 820 (0.9%)
  • Iraqi: 786 (0.8%)
  • French: 535 (0.6%)
  • Ukrainian: 498 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 431 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 412 (0.4%)
  • Welsh: 411 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 411 (0.4%)
  • Russian: 293 (0.3%)
  • British: 292 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 232 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 196 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 173 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 169 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 136 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 119 (0.1%)
  • Jamaican: 116 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 113 (0.1%)
  • British West Indian: 110 (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 104 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 102 (0.1%)
  • South African: 101 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 91 (0.09%)
  • Iranian: 88 (0.09%)
  • Czech: 86 (0.09%)
  • Somali: 77 (0.08%)
  • Swedish: 72 (0.07%)
  • Lebanese: 70 (0.07%)
  • Danish: 68 (0.07%)
  • Guyanese: 66 (0.07%)
  • Ethiopian: 62 (0.06%)
  • Egyptian: 58 (0.06%)
  • Sudanese: 54 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 50 (0.05%)
  • Slovak: 49 (0.05%)
  • Ghanaian: 45 (0.05%)
  • Syrian: 42 (0.04%)
  • Estonian: 37 (0.04%)
  • Belgian: 36 (0.04%)
  • Cape Verdean: 35 (0.04%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 34 (0.04%)
  • Turkish: 33 (0.03%)
  • Finnish: 33 (0.03%)
  • Celtic: 30 (0.03%)
  • Austrian: 28 (0.03%)
  • Palestinian: 28 (0.03%)
  • Armenian: 28 (0.03%)
  • Albanian: 26 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 19 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 17 (0.02%)
  • Ugandan: 16 (0.02%)
  • Arab: 16 (0.02%)
  • Brazilian: 15 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 14 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 13 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 13 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 11 (0.01%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Serbian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Israeli: 8 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 5 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Guatemala
Knoxville:

13.4% (1,643)
Tennessee:

5.1% (18,780)

Mexico
Knoxville:

13.2% (1,616)
Tennessee:

24.2% (88,254)

Iraq
Knoxville:

6.8% (832)
Tennessee:

2.3% (8,432)

Other Eastern Africa
Knoxville:

5.4% (657)
Tennessee:

0.7% (2,622)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Knoxville:

5.1% (622)
Tennessee:

3.7% (13,606)

India
Knoxville:

4.4% (542)
Tennessee:

6.5% (23,599)

Colombia
Knoxville:

3.4% (418)
Tennessee:

1.0% (3,640)

Honduras
Knoxville:

2.5% (313)
Tennessee:

4.0% (14,573)

Germany
Knoxville:

2.4% (296)
Tennessee:

2.2% (8,162)

Argentina
Knoxville:

2.4% (291)
Tennessee:

0.3% (1,271)

Canada
Knoxville:

2.0% (250)
Tennessee:

2.5% (9,094)

Moldova
Knoxville:

2.0% (240)
Tennessee:

0.2% (685)

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Knoxville:

1.9% (232)
Tennessee:

0.4% (1,605)

Philippines
Knoxville:

1.9% (230)
Tennessee:

3.1% (11,207)

El Salvador
Knoxville:

1.6% (198)
Tennessee:

2.8% (10,322)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 113,210
  • Other state: 65,907
  • Northeast: 10,102
  • Midwest: 18,773
  • South: 31,436
  • West: 5,596

79.1% of Knoxville residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56.6% lived in Tennessee.


Knoxville:

79.1%
State average:

85.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 990
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 137
  • 5th and 6th grade: 599
  • 7th and 8th grade: 474
  • 9th grade: 629
  • 10th grade: 986
  • 11th grade: 1,572
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,411
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 15,410
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,562
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,661
  • Associate degree: 4,853
  • Bachelor's degree: 12,682
  • Master's degree: 4,384
  • Professional school degree: 1,929
  • Doctorate degree: 1,253
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 903
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 522
  • 7th and 8th grade: 609
  • 9th grade: 781
  • 10th grade: 1,182
  • 11th grade: 931
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 856
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 15,601
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,379
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,087
  • Associate degree: 6,334
  • Bachelor's degree: 14,290
  • Master's degree: 5,853
  • Professional school degree: 1,846
  • Doctorate degree: 1,562
Educational Attainment for Females
Knoxville marital status for males
Knoxville marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 51,080
  • One, attached: 4,900
  • Two: 2,997
  • 3 or 4: 3,985
  • 5 to 9: 7,797
  • 10 to 19: 8,651
  • 20 to 49: 6,170
  • 50 or more: 8,173
  • Mobile homes: 660
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Median worth of mobile homes: $118,300

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2021: 1.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2021: 2.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Knoxville
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Knoxville, TN
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 41.5%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Knoxville, TN
  • 85.1%Electricity
  • 13.4%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,897
Here:

14.7%
Tennessee:

15.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 528
Here:

6.9%
Tennessee:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,024
Here:

9.0%
Tennessee:

25.2%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability