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Knoxville: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 546,488

1990: 585,960

2000: 687,249

Percent change, 1990–2000: 17.3%

U.S. rank in 1980: 60th (MSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 65th (MSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 62nd (MSA)

City Residents

1980: 175,045

1990: 169,761

2000 estimate: 173,890

2003 estimate: 173,278

Percent change, 1990–2000: 2.4%

U.S. rank in 1980: 77th

U.S. rank in 1990: 101st (State rank: 2nd)

U.S. rank in 2000: 135th (State rank: 2nd)

Density: 1,876.7 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 138,611

Black or African American: 28,171

American Indian and Alaska Native: 541

Asian: 2,525

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 60

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 2,751

Other: 3,982

Percent of residents born in state: 67.6% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Poplation under 5 years old: 10,296

Poplation 5 to 9 years old: 9,610

Poplation 10 to 14 years old: 9,033

Poplation 15 to 19 years old: 13,652

Poplation 20 to 24 years old: 20,800

Poplation 25 to 34 years old: 27,311

Poplation 35 to 44 years old: 24,062

Poplation 45 to 54 years old: 20,702

Poplation 55 to 59 years old: 7,361

Poplation 60 to 64 years old: 6,069

Poplation 65 to 74 years old: 11,977

Poplation 75 to 84 years old: 9,393

Poplation 85 years and older: 3,624 Median age: 33.4 years

Births (2003; Knox County)

Total number: 5,058

Deaths (2003; Knox County)

Total number: 3,661 (of which, 39 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $18,171

Median household income: $27,492

Total households: 76,550

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 14,282

$10,000 to $14,999: 7,255

$15,000 to $24,999: 13,643

$25,000 to $34,999: 10,878

$35,000 to $49,999: 11,958

$50,000 to $74,999: 10,089

$75,000 to $99,999: 4,085

$100,000 to $149,999: 2,690

$150,000 to $199,999: 705

$200,000 or more: 965

Percent of families below poverty level (2000): 14.4% (29.8% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 11,983


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