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Knoxville, TN (Tennessee) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $133,900 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Knoxville:

$133,900
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,100 - $192,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $171,901
Here:

$171,901
State:

$235,345

Townhouses or other attached units: $189,863
Here:

$189,863
State:

$200,852

In 2-unit structures: $194,311
Here:

$194,311
State:

$207,229

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,122
Here:

$127,122
State:

$191,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,047
Here:

$209,047
State:

$225,283

Mobile homes: $55,901
Here:

$55,901
State:

$67,221

Knoxville,TN index of house prices

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

Houses: 89,070 (79,066 occupied: 36,057 owner occupied, 43,009 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

54%
State:

35%

Housing density: 961 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $228,571.

Median contract rent in 2017: $391 (lower quartile is $290, upper quartile is $496)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $952


Median gross rent in Knoxville, TN in 2017: $467

Housing units in Knoxville with a mortgage: 23,597 (498 second mortgage, 1,418 home equity loan, 109 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,460

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $65,654

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $38,632

Median monthly housing costs: $834


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Knoxville, Tennessee Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1963

Median year apartment built: 1981

Household type by relationship:

Households: 187,344
  • In family households: 125,435 (19,013 male householders, 21,052 female householders)
    24,847 spouses, 44,412 children (41,720 natural, 1,488 adopted, 1,204 stepchildren), 5,044 grandchildren, 2,792 brothers or sisters, 2,115 parents, 2,535 other relatives, 3,625 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 54,152 (18,212 male householders (13,081 living alone)), 20,789 female householders (16,124 living alone)), 15,151 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,757

Size of family households: 18,261 2-persons, 10,693 3-persons, 6,356 4-persons, 3,356 5-persons, 1,170 6-persons, 229 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 29,205 1-person, 7,375 2-persons, 1,472 3-persons, 862 4-persons, 87 5-persons.

17,671 married couples with children.
13,609 single-parent households (2,321 men, 11,288 women).

91.6% of residents of Knoxville speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 12,497 (6.7%)
(33.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.3
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
  • 223no bedroom
  • 6821 bedroom
  • 9,1052 bedrooms
  • 19,0143 bedrooms
  • 5,5684 bedrooms
  • 1,4655+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2,849no bedroom
  • 9,9791 bedroom
  • 15,9542 bedrooms
  • 11,3363 bedrooms
  • 2,3464 bedrooms
  • 5455+ 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
  • 955no vehicle
  • 11,0831 vehicle
  • 15,9782 vehicles
  • 6,2473 vehicles
  • 1,5474 vehicles
  • 2475+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Knoxville in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knoxville in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,947no vehicle
  • 20,4271 vehicle
  • 11,1262 vehicles
  • 3,7493 vehicles
  • 4844 vehicles
  • 2765+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1781 room
  • 1972 rooms
  • 7323 rooms
  • 3,9814 rooms
  • 8,1455 rooms
  • 9,0006 rooms
  • 5,5387 rooms
  • 3,6638 rooms
  • 4,6239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2,4891 room
  • 1,8032 rooms
  • 7,4273 rooms
  • 12,1484 rooms
  • 9,9165 rooms
  • 5,3446 rooms
  • 2,3577 rooms
  • 4378 rooms
  • 1,0889+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 9,250Less than $10,000
  • 12,793$10,000 to $19,999
  • 9,503$20,000 to $29,999
  • 9,200$30,000 to $39,999
  • 7,384$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5,969$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,514$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,083$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,820$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,655$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,137$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,758$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Knoxville, TN

  • Distribution of house value in Knoxville, TN in 2017
  • 274Less than $10,000
  • 98$10,000 to $14,999
  • 268$15,000 to $19,999
  • 79$20,000 to $24,999
  • 126$25,000 to $29,999
  • 221$30,000 to $34,999
  • 285$35,000 to $39,999
  • 936$40,000 to $49,999
  • 955$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,936$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,376$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,197$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,476$90,000 to $99,999
  • 4,851$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,506$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,875$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,212$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,051$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,508$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,964$300,000 to $399,999
  • 821$400,000 to $499,999
  • 807$500,000 to $749,999
  • 26$750,000 to $999,999
  • 124$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 85$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Knoxville, TN

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Knoxville, TN in 2017
  • 1,276Less than $100
  • 185$100 to $149
  • 963$150 to $199
  • 1,948$200 to $249
  • 697$250 to $299
  • 1,330$300 to $349
  • 834$350 to $399
  • 764$400 to $449
  • 1,500$450 to $499
  • 2,864$500 to $549
  • 3,165$550 to $599
  • 2,570$600 to $649
  • 2,448$650 to $699
  • 3,751$700 to $749
  • 2,550$750 to $799
  • 3,685$800 to $899
  • 3,460$900 to $999
  • 3,772$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,305$1,250 to $1,499
  • 552$1,500 to $1,999
  • 502$2,000 to $2,499
  • 449$3,000 to $3,499
  • 2,439No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.6%
Number of people working at home: 4,284 (4.7% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,449
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,044
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 14,974
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 20,320
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 16,424
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,220
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,085
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,197
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,011
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,721
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,953
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,117
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Knoxville

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 155,539 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 14,942 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 812 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 40 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 54 (0%)
  • Railroad: 89 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 13 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,509 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 674 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,134 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 4,284 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 2.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 24.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 16.8%Males
  • 13.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 0.8%Males
  • 6.5%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 4,9522010 or later
  • 4,5582000 to 2009
  • 1,6951990 to 1999
  • 9071980 to 1989
  • 3741970 to 1979
  • 611Before 1970
Ancestries in Knoxville, TN

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 13,981 (15.3%)
  • English: 6,692 (7.3%)
  • German: 5,647 (6.2%)
  • Irish: 4,876 (5.3%)
  • European: 3,756 (4.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,895 (3.2%)
  • Scottish: 1,554 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 1,497 (1.6%)
  • Iraqi: 844 (0.9%)
  • African: 725 (0.8%)
  • Polish: 651 (0.7%)
  • French: 586 (0.6%)
  • Dutch: 546 (0.6%)
  • Romanian: 522 (0.6%)
  • British: 514 (0.6%)
  • Ukrainian: 368 (0.4%)
  • Ethiopian: 326 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 319 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 229 (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 223 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 216 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 188 (0.2%)
  • Egyptian: 168 (0.2%)
  • Russian: 156 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 135 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 131 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 126 (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 114 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 106 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 100 (0.1%)
  • Iranian: 100 (0.1%)
  • Arab: 100 (0.1%)
  • Ghanaian: 97 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 87 (0.10%)
  • Finnish: 85 (0.09%)
  • Somali: 77 (0.08%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 69 (0.08%)
  • Bahamian: 66 (0.07%)
  • Czech: 60 (0.07%)
  • Swiss: 55 (0.06%)
  • Kenyan: 55 (0.06%)
  • Canadian: 52 (0.06%)
  • Belgian: 52 (0.06%)
  • Celtic: 33 (0.04%)
  • Lebanese: 32 (0.04%)
  • Yugoslavian: 30 (0.03%)
  • British West Indian: 28 (0.03%)
  • Brazilian: 27 (0.03%)
  • German Russian: 26 (0.03%)
  • Danish: 23 (0.03%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 23 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 21 (0.02%)
  • Ugandan: 18 (0.02%)
  • Austrian: 17 (0.02%)
  • Syrian: 17 (0.02%)
  • Moroccan: 17 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 16 (0.02%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 16 (0.02%)
  • Belizean: 15 (0.02%)
  • Palestinian: 14 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 13 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 11 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 9 (0.01%)
  • Israeli: 9 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 6 (0.01%)
  • Armenian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Albanian: 5 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Knoxville:

18.5% (2,254)
Tennessee:

28.5% (93,281)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Knoxville:

8.7% (1,057)
Tennessee:

3.7% (11,964)

Vietnam
Knoxville:

6.5% (796)
Tennessee:

2.5% (8,088)

India
Knoxville:

6.1% (740)
Tennessee:

6.7% (21,855)

Other Eastern Africa
Knoxville:

5.7% (696)
Tennessee:

0.7% (2,264)

Iraq
Knoxville:

5.2% (638)
Tennessee:

1.9% (6,366)

Honduras
Knoxville:

4.9% (598)
Tennessee:

3.1% (9,990)

Guatemala
Knoxville:

3.7% (455)
Tennessee:

3.6% (11,846)

Romania
Knoxville:

3.6% (442)
Tennessee:

0.6% (1,940)

Korea
Knoxville:

2.6% (320)
Tennessee:

2.6% (8,347)

Colombia
Knoxville:

2.2% (266)
Tennessee:

1.0% (3,137)

Africa, n.e.c.
Knoxville:

2.1% (260)
Tennessee:

0.5% (1,490)

Philippines
Knoxville:

2.1% (253)
Tennessee:

2.8% (9,143)

Canada
Knoxville:

2.0% (244)
Tennessee:

2.6% (8,556)

Ethiopia
Knoxville:

1.9% (235)
Tennessee:

1.0% (3,311)

El Salvador
Knoxville:

1.8% (224)
Tennessee:

2.4% (7,906)

Ukraine
Knoxville:

1.7% (212)
Tennessee:

0.4% (1,410)

Jordan
Knoxville:

1.6% (197)
Tennessee:

0.4% (1,221)

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

  • This state: 107,130
  • Other state: 65,713
  • Northeast: 8,672
  • Midwest: 20,201
  • South: 29,052
  • West: 7,788

77.6% of Knoxville residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44.8% lived in Tennessee.


Knoxville:

77.6%
State average:

85.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 527
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,044
  • 7th and 8th grade: 742
  • 9th grade: 571
  • 10th grade: 1,216
  • 11th grade: 959
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,152
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 15,048
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,851
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,459
  • Associate degree: 3,975
  • Bachelor's degree: 12,208
  • Master's degree: 4,716
  • Professional school degree: 1,424
  • Doctorate degree: 1,375
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 582
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 207
  • 5th and 6th grade: 538
  • 7th and 8th grade: 658
  • 9th grade: 1,011
  • 10th grade: 1,426
  • 11th grade: 1,185
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 768
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 16,688
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,522
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,882
  • Associate degree: 5,077
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,285
  • Master's degree: 6,344
  • Professional school degree: 1,175
  • Doctorate degree: 1,274
Educational Attainment for Females
Knoxville marital status for males
Knoxville marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,483
  • One, attached: 5,377
  • Two: 2,259
  • 3 or 4: 4,904
  • 5 to 9: 7,985
  • 10 to 19: 10,054
  • 20 to 49: 5,575
  • 50 or more: 6,652
  • Mobile homes: 781

Median worth of mobile homes: $47,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 3.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 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
  • 55.3%Electricity
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Knoxville, TN
  • 82.9%Electricity
  • 15.4%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,882
Here:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 562
Here:

7.7%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 637
Here:

3.1%
Tennessee:

22.4%
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