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Knox County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2021: 486,677 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 382,032 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 81,304
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 36,108
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 105,594
Renter-occupied apartments: 59,837 (it was 52,278 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

32%

Land area: 508 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 957 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Knox County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.3%), Retail trade (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Knox County, TN (2021)
    • 391,13080.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 32,1696.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 26,6075.5%Two or more races
    • 23,8374.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9,7842.0%Asian alone
    • 2,2550.5%Some other race alone
    • 6740.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2210.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Tennessee median age:

39.2 years
Males: 237,254  (48.7%)
Females: 249,423  (51.3%)
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Average household size:
Knox County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $64,894 ($37,454 in 1999)
This county:

$64,894
Tennessee:

$59,695

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $876 (lower quartile is $653, upper quartile is $1,154)
This county:

$876
State:

$799


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $256,700 (it was $95,700 in 2000)
Knox:

$256,700
Tennessee:

$235,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $171,900 - $384,300

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $311,101
Here:

$311,101
State:

$310,843

Townhouses or other attached units: $247,503
Here:

$247,503
State:

$280,903

In 2-unit structures: $216,534
Here:

$216,534
State:

$276,828

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,643
Here:

$164,643
State:

$245,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $240,093
Here:

$240,093
State:

$255,271

Mobile homes: $99,008
Here:

$99,008
State:

$101,125

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,214
Here:

$41,214
State:

$71,133

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,346
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $420

Institutionalized population: 3,241

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 7
  • Rapes: 71
  • Robberies: 26
  • Assaults: 463
  • Burglaries: 434
  • Thefts: 2038
  • Auto thefts: 396

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 55
  • Robberies: 31
  • Assaults: 438
  • Burglaries: 533
  • Thefts: 2280
  • Auto thefts: 581
Knox County, TN map from a distance

Health of residents in Knox County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2021:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
69.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
43.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
62.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Knox County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
70.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
70.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.
35.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 2132 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2020: 1797 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2019: 1234 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2018: 1861 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2017: 1761 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2016: 1592 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2015: 1483 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2014: 1226 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2013: 1190 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2012: 916 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2011: 731 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2010: 878 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2009: 887 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2008: 1302 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2007: 2620 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2006: 3162 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2005: 3478 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2004: 3283 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2003: 2882 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2002: 2493 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2001: 2336 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2000: 2291 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 1999: 2325 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 1998: 2215 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 1997: 2341 buildings, average cost: $84,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Knox, TN residents
Average permit cost in Knox, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,278 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,202 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Knox, TN in 2021
Distribution of house value in Knox, TN in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Knox, TN in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 12.1%
Knox County:

12.1%
Tennessee:

13.6%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.5% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.1% for American Indian residents, 11.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 37.7 years old
(Males: 36.6 years old, Females: 38.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.9 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 22.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.8 years old)

Area name: Knoxville, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Knox County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $762 a month.

Cities in this county include: Knoxville, Concord, Farragut, Hardin Valley, Powell, Karns, Gibbs, Skaggston, Corryton, Mascot.

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

2019 air pollution in Knox County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Knox County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Knox County: Snakeden Mountain Campsite (A), Cosby Ranger Station (B), Round Mountain Campground (C), Round Mountain Lookout (D), Walnut Mountain Appalachian Trail Shelter (E), Bubbling Spring Shooting Range (F), Meadow Creek Lookout (G), French Broad Boating Site (H), Houston Valley Campground (I), Douglas Shores Campground (J), Laws (K), Dayenport Gap Appalachian Trail Shelter (L), Davenport Gap Appalachian Trail Shelter (M), Kyle Carver Orchards (N), Smoky Mountain Golf Course (O), French Broad (P), Gilliland Creek Campsite (Q), Otter Creek Campsite (R), Sugar Cove Campsite (S), Junction (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Knox County include: Big Pigeon Church (A), Faith Mission (B), Little Pigeon Church (C), Allen Chapel (D), Pleasant Point Baptist Church (E), Jones Chapel (F), Catons Grove Methodist Church (G), Rays Chapel (H), Stokely Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Huff Cemetery (1), Talley Cemetery (2), Inman Cemetery (3), Jack Cemetery (4), Johnson Cemetery (5), Varner Cemetery (6), Jones Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Crawley Pond (A), Scott Pond (B), Allen Branch Fish Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Maddron Creek (A), Lovell Creek (B), Long Branch (C), Little Clifty Branch (D), Bearpen Branch (E), Laurel Creek (F), Kyker Branch (G), Kneelas Creek (H), Allen Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Knox County include: Houston Valley Recreation Area (1), French Broad Recreation Site (2), Rattlesnake Branch Recreation Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alexander County, North Carolina , Chowan County, North Carolina , Grainger County , San Luis Obispo County, California , Martin County, North Carolina , Nash County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

2.6%
Tennessee:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Knox, TN
County total employment by year in Knox, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Knox, TN

Current college students: 33,984
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 24,173 (44.3% naturalized citizens)

Knox County:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 11,1382010 or later
  • 7,4302000 to 2009
  • 3,4491990 to 1999
  • 2,1411980 to 1989
  • 1,0441970 to 1979
  • 1,488Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.6%

Knox County marital status for males Knox County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 140,028
  • One, attached: 12,276
  • Two: 4,822
  • 3 or 4: 6,328
  • 5 to 9: 10,968
  • 10 to 19: 12,377
  • 20 to 49: 9,342
  • 50 or more: 9,942
  • Mobile homes: 7,870
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 127

Housing units in Knox County with a mortgage: 78,644 (6,373 second mortgage, 277 home equity loan, 5,261 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,623

Here:

98.7% with mortgage
State:

97.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Knox County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant183,754365
Mainline Protestant51,345116
Catholic21,9887
Other7,17834
Black Protestant6,89729
Orthodox8182
None160,246-
Knox County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 74
Knox County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 58
This 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.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 313
This county:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Knox County:

12.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

27.5%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Knox County:

Average size of farms: 66 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,353
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $499.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.51%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,232
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,849
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.15
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.70%
Corn for grain: 484 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 26 harvested acres
Vegetables: 143 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Tornado activity:

Knox County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 10414424.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/18/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Knox County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 78% greater 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 12.0 miles away from Knox County 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 the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 163.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 139.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from Knox County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019, FEMA Id: 4427, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017, FEMA Id: 4320, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 2011 to June 24, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4005: July 20, 2011, FEMA Id: 4005, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1331: June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: 1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Knox

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 214,463 (79.1%)
  • Carpooled: 15,464 (5.7%)
  • Bus: 1,126 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,747 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 3,146 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 35,227 (13.0%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (13%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Iraq (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Knox County


  • American (20%)
  • English (15%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Knox County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 7,950 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,891 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,024 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 478 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 304 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 211 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 141 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 89 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 73 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 69 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 46 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 28 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Knox County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 7,696 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,183 people in nursing homes
  • 1,053 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 716 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 235 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 211 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 178 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 129 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 128 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 77 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 57 people in other group homes
  • 39 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 28 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 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 other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in other workers' dormitories
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $93,053.

8.03% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($70,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
Tennessee average:

8.49%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Knox County:

0.02%
Tennessee average:

0.02%

3.42% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($22,183 average AGI)
4.59% relocated from other states ($47,782 average AGI)
Knox County:

4.59%
Tennessee average:

4.34%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Blount County, TN  0.54% ($55,601 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.49% ($51,741)
from Sevier County, TN  0.31% ($42,033)
from Loudon County, TN  0.23% ($60,200)
from Davidson County, TN  0.17% ($62,560)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.15% ($49,422)
from Roane County, TN  0.13% ($50,711)


6.70% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($62,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Tennessee average:

7.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.71% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($33,170 average AGI)
2.99% relocated to other states ($28,885 average AGI)
Knox County:

2.99%
Tennessee average:

3.20%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Blount County, TN  0.62% ($82,044 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  0.57% ($48,564)
to Loudon County, TN  0.31% ($84,380)
to Sevier County, TN  0.28% ($52,909)
to Davidson County, TN  0.18% ($67,751)
to Union County, TN  0.17% ($50,725)
to Roane County, TN  0.17% ($62,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Knox County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Knox County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2009: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2010 to 2018: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Knox County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Knox County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 63,116 (51,298 aged, 11,818 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,396 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Knox County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,387)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3,924)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,883)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,766)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,662)
  • Unspecified dementia (3,333)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (2,879)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,221)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,841)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (1,218)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,082
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 466
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,024

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,266
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 917
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 64.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 41.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 10.0
  • Other - 13.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.6
  • Suffocation - 22.2
  • Poisoning - 21.8
  • Other - 9.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 486,677
  • Male householders: 93,958 (26,561 living alone), Female householders: 104,956 (37,686 living alone)
  • 88,715 spouses (88,132 opposite-sex spouses), 15,740 unmarried partners, (14,794 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 121,762 children (112,910 natural, 2,254 adopted, 6,598 stepchildren), 13,342 grandchildren, 4,572 brothers or sisters, 4,818 parents, 382 foster children, 6,644 other relatives, 20,768 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 11,020

Size of family households: 54,768 2-persons, 27,369 3-persons, 19,845 4-persons, 9,167 5-persons, 3,724 6-persons, 2,258 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 64,247 1-person, 13,325 2-persons, 2,704 3-persons, 1,361 4-persons, 146 6-persons.

64,428 married couples with children.
22,694 single-parent households (5,927 men, 16,767 women).

93.4% of residents of Knox speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,833,799,000 ($7,083 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $188,148,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,006,530,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $535,465,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,956,000
Federal grants: $530,396,000
Federal procurement contracts: $469,190,000 ($91,280,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $276,262,000 ($37,697,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $17,824,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $232,468,000
Federal Government insurance: $104,178,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 25,640
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 19,250
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,527
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,605
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Knox County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 62.11 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.5

Year house built in Knox County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Knox County, Tennessee
  • 3,5042020 or later
  • 22,8972010 to 2019
  • 30,1862000 to 2009
  • 34,1241990 to 1999
  • 27,3381980 to 1989
  • 32,3151970 to 1979
  • 21,3401960 to 1969
  • 16,4821950 to 1959
  • 9,7021940 to 1949
  • 16,1921939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Tennessee
  • 3731 room
  • 2382 rooms
  • 2,3083 rooms
  • 9,0244 rooms
  • 23,0305 rooms
  • 25,8206 rooms
  • 19,9477 rooms
  • 17,8238 rooms
  • 29,1159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Tennessee
  • 3,9711 room
  • 3,2332 rooms
  • 12,5023 rooms
  • 21,6294 rooms
  • 15,0265 rooms
  • 7,5216 rooms
  • 2,9197 rooms
  • 1,2018 rooms
  • 3,2349+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Tennessee
  • 373no bedroom
  • 7831 bedroom
  • 18,1092 bedrooms
  • 66,6133 bedrooms
  • 32,4074 bedrooms
  • 9,3935+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Tennessee
  • 4,091no bedroom
  • 15,7921 bedroom
  • 30,4082 bedrooms
  • 16,5053 bedrooms
  • 3,7884 bedrooms
  • 6525+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,802no vehicle
  • 32,0021 vehicle
  • 55,1832 vehicles
  • 25,3393 vehicles
  • 8,3144 vehicles
  • 4,0385+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 7,927no vehicle
  • 33,2021 vehicle
  • 22,4552 vehicles
  • 5,1943 vehicles
  • 2,0014 vehicles
  • 4575+ vehicles

83.8% of Knox County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Tennessee.

Knox County:

83.8%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 283,510
  • Other state: 175,445
  • Northeast: 28,417
  • Midwest: 48,139
  • South: 80,098
  • West: 18,791
Year householders moved into unit in Knox County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Knox County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 54.4%Electricity
  • 43.2%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 86.6%Electricity
  • 12.1%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,802
Here:

20.1%
Tennessee:

15.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,727
Here:

15.9%
Tennessee:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,642
Here:

11.3%
Tennessee:

25.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
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

Knox County government finances - Expenditure in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,286,000
  • Charges - Other: $66,195,000
    Other: $61,066,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,877,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,824,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,235,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,252,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $378,000
    General - Other: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $576,920,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,970,000
    Police Protection: $81,397,000
    Police Protection: $75,413,000
    Health - Other: $31,633,000
    Health - Other: $31,283,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,425,000
    General - Other: $24,398,000
    Financial Administration: $23,735,000
    Financial Administration: $22,006,000
    General - Other: $20,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,556,000
    Regular Highways: $17,655,000
    Regular Highways: $16,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,103,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,977,000
    Libraries: $13,523,000
    Libraries: $13,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,302,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,976,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,376,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,730,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,458,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $971,000
    General Public Buildings: $709,000
    Local Fire Protection: $700,000
    Local Fire Protection: $685,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,960,000
    Other: $3,092,000
    Education: $1,048,000
    Education: $675,000
    Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Health and Hospitals: $291,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,359,000
    Interest on Debt: $15,084,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $52,741,000
    Other - General - Other: $49,860,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,896,000
    Other: $3,446,000
    Education: $711,000
    Education: $685,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $680,334,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,809,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $663,118,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $638,368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,727,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,091,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,400,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,760,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,208,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,010,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,265,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,643,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,621,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $998,000
    Rents: $916,000
    Rents: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $585,000
    Sale of Property: $503,000
    Sale of Property: $235,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,000,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,989,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,937,000
    Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Police Protection: $2,737,000
    Police Protection: $2,064,000
    Financial Administration: $2,001,000
    General Public Building: $1,296,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,292,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,064,000
    Financial Administration: $972,000
    General Public Building: $947,000
    Libraries: $591,000
    Correctional Institutions: $518,000
    Central Staff Services: $497,000
    Health - Other: $300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $290,000
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Libraries: $151,000
    General - Other: $141,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $43,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,240,000
    Cash and Securities: $109,376,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $294,376,000
    Education: $269,960,000
    Other: $28,400,000
    Other: $26,533,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,271,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,246,000
    Highways: $6,959,000
    Highways: $6,501,000
  • Tax - Property: $271,203,000
    Property: $257,100,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $191,066,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,922,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,060,000
    Other Selective Sales: $8,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,095,000
    Other License: $5,220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,208,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,026,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $367,673,000
    : $346,616,000

Knox County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,286,000
  • Charges - Other: $66,195,000
    Other: $61,066,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,877,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,824,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,235,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,252,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $378,000
    General - Other: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $576,920,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,970,000
    Police Protection: $81,397,000
    Police Protection: $75,413,000
    Health - Other: $31,633,000
    Health - Other: $31,283,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,425,000
    General - Other: $24,398,000
    Financial Administration: $23,735,000
    Financial Administration: $22,006,000
    General - Other: $20,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,556,000
    Regular Highways: $17,655,000
    Regular Highways: $16,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,103,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,977,000
    Libraries: $13,523,000
    Libraries: $13,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,302,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,976,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,376,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,730,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,458,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $971,000
    General Public Buildings: $709,000
    Local Fire Protection: $700,000
    Local Fire Protection: $685,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,960,000
    Other: $3,092,000
    Education: $1,048,000
    Education: $675,000
    Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Health and Hospitals: $291,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,359,000
    Interest on Debt: $15,084,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $52,741,000
    Other - General - Other: $49,860,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,896,000
    Other: $3,446,000
    Education: $711,000
    Education: $685,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $680,334,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,809,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $663,118,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $638,368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,727,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,091,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,400,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,760,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,208,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,010,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,265,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,643,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,621,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $998,000
    Rents: $916,000
    Rents: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $585,000
    Sale of Property: $503,000
    Sale of Property: $235,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,000,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,989,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,937,000
    Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Police Protection: $2,737,000
    Police Protection: $2,064,000
    Financial Administration: $2,001,000
    General Public Building: $1,296,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,292,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,064,000
    Financial Administration: $972,000
    General Public Building: $947,000
    Libraries: $591,000
    Correctional Institutions: $518,000
    Central Staff Services: $497,000
    Health - Other: $300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $290,000
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Libraries: $151,000
    General - Other: $141,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $43,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,240,000
    Cash and Securities: $109,376,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $294,376,000
    Education: $269,960,000
    Other: $28,400,000
    Other: $26,533,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,271,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,246,000
    Highways: $6,959,000
    Highways: $6,501,000
  • Tax - Property: $271,203,000
    Property: $257,100,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $191,066,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,922,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,060,000
    Other Selective Sales: $8,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,095,000
    Other License: $5,220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,208,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,026,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $367,673,000
    : $346,616,000

Knox County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,286,000
  • Charges - Other: $66,195,000
    Other: $61,066,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,877,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,824,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,235,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,252,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $378,000
    General - Other: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $576,920,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,970,000
    Police Protection: $81,397,000
    Police Protection: $75,413,000
    Health - Other: $31,633,000
    Health - Other: $31,283,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,425,000
    General - Other: $24,398,000
    Financial Administration: $23,735,000
    Financial Administration: $22,006,000
    General - Other: $20,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,556,000
    Regular Highways: $17,655,000
    Regular Highways: $16,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,103,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,977,000
    Libraries: $13,523,000
    Libraries: $13,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,302,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,976,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,376,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,730,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,458,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $971,000
    General Public Buildings: $709,000
    Local Fire Protection: $700,000
    Local Fire Protection: $685,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,960,000
    Other: $3,092,000
    Education: $1,048,000
    Education: $675,000
    Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Health and Hospitals: $291,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,359,000
    Interest on Debt: $15,084,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $52,741,000
    Other - General - Other: $49,860,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,896,000
    Other: $3,446,000
    Education: $711,000
    Education: $685,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $680,334,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,809,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $663,118,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $638,368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,727,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,091,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,400,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,760,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,208,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,010,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,265,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,643,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,621,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $998,000
    Rents: $916,000
    Rents: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $585,000
    Sale of Property: $503,000
    Sale of Property: $235,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,000,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,989,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,937,000
    Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Police Protection: $2,737,000
    Police Protection: $2,064,000
    Financial Administration: $2,001,000
    General Public Building: $1,296,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,292,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,064,000
    Financial Administration: $972,000
    General Public Building: $947,000
    Libraries: $591,000
    Correctional Institutions: $518,000
    Central Staff Services: $497,000
    Health - Other: $300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $290,000
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Libraries: $151,000
    General - Other: $141,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $43,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,240,000
    Cash and Securities: $109,376,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $294,376,000
    Education: $269,960,000
    Other: $28,400,000
    Other: $26,533,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,271,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,246,000
    Highways: $6,959,000
    Highways: $6,501,000
  • Tax - Property: $271,203,000
    Property: $257,100,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $191,066,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,922,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,060,000
    Other Selective Sales: $8,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,095,000
    Other License: $5,220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,208,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,026,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $367,673,000
    : $346,616,000

Knox County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,286,000
  • Charges - Other: $66,195,000
    Other: $61,066,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,877,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $26,824,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,235,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,252,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $378,000
    General - Other: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $576,920,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,970,000
    Police Protection: $81,397,000
    Police Protection: $75,413,000
    Health - Other: $31,633,000
    Health - Other: $31,283,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,425,000
    General - Other: $24,398,000
    Financial Administration: $23,735,000
    Financial Administration: $22,006,000
    General - Other: $20,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,556,000
    Regular Highways: $17,655,000
    Regular Highways: $16,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,103,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,087,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,977,000
    Libraries: $13,523,000
    Libraries: $13,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,840,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,302,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,976,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,376,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,730,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,458,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $971,000
    General Public Buildings: $709,000
    Local Fire Protection: $700,000
    Local Fire Protection: $685,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,960,000
    Other: $3,092,000
    Education: $1,048,000
    Education: $675,000
    Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Health and Hospitals: $291,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,359,000
    Interest on Debt: $15,084,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $52,741,000
    Other - General - Other: $49,860,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,896,000
    Other: $3,446,000
    Education: $711,000
    Education: $685,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $680,334,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,809,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $663,118,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $638,368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,727,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,091,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,400,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,760,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,208,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,010,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,265,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,643,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,621,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $998,000
    Rents: $916,000
    Rents: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $585,000
    Sale of Property: $503,000
    Sale of Property: $235,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,000,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,989,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,937,000
    Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Police Protection: $2,737,000
    Police Protection: $2,064,000
    Financial Administration: $2,001,000
    General Public Building: $1,296,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,292,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,064,000
    Financial Administration: $972,000
    General Public Building: $947,000
    Libraries: $591,000
    Correctional Institutions: $518,000
    Central Staff Services: $497,000
    Health - Other: $300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $290,000
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Libraries: $151,000
    General - Other: $141,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $43,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,240,000
    Cash and Securities: $109,376,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $294,376,000
    Education: $269,960,000
    Other: $28,400,000
    Other: $26,533,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,271,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,246,000
    Highways: $6,959,000
    Highways: $6,501,000
  • Tax - Property: $271,203,000
    Property: $257,100,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $191,066,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,922,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,060,000
    Other Selective Sales: $8,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,095,000
    Other License: $5,220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,208,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,026,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $367,673,000
    : $346,616,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 8,821
  • Number of aged recipients: 686
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 8,135
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,080
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,128
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,613
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,134
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,970
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 full 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 ORIGINATED2,404$139,6132,717$180,91910,735$171,301694$77,29125$1,948,920932$133,279104$79,019
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED154$120,623234$181,756867$169,78074$54,3921$4,500,00067$127,73162$47,952
APPLICATIONS DENIED239$132,770412$129,4642,484$161,332312$48,9745$1,789,800165$102,133174$57,425
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN230$140,678315$191,6572,071$167,883109$75,1102$8,400,00092$111,88026$77,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS68$137,55979$180,759606$170,53035$91,0570$024$119,6254$51,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 75 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED567$195,249502$192,27911$162,909
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED113$183,133148$212,3119$137,444
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$187,90554$195,4261$238,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$220,16737$219,9460$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$258,7278$162,6253$69,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Knox, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Knox, TN - Value
Most common first names in Knox County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,96271.2 years
William2,63673.3 years
Mary2,55978.6 years
John2,26074.4 years
Charles1,65171.7 years
Robert1,65071.3 years
George1,03874.6 years
Margaret1,01579.1 years
Helen85878.0 years
Ruth82780.2 years
Most common last names in Knox County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,38075.2 years
Johnson1,02474.5 years
Davis77476.2 years
Jones75175.4 years
Williams67274.5 years
Brown66173.7 years
Miller61675.7 years
Moore47674.4 years
Thomas43475.1 years
Wilson42273.9 years
Businesses in Knox County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T9Knights Inn1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's3
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger11
Academy Sports + Outdoors1La Quinta2
Ace Hardware4La-Z-Boy3
Advance Auto Parts12Lane Bryant2
Aeropostale3Lane Furniture4
American Eagle Outfitters3LensCrafters3
Ann Taylor2Little Caesars Pizza7
Apple Store1Long John Silver's3
Applebee's4Lowe's3
Arby's10MainStay1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott5
Audi1Marshalls3
AutoZone6MasterBrand Cabinets23
BMW1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's22
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse3
Baskin-Robbins2Microtel1
Bath & Body Works3Motel 63
Baymont Inn2Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond3New Balance12
Best Western3New York & Co2
Blockbuster7Nike18
Brooks Brothers1Nissan2
Brookstone1Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental2OfficeMax3
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy3
Burger King13Olive Garden2
CVS14Outback3
Cache1Outback Steakhouse3
CarMax1Pac Sun3
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread5
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza6
Chevrolet2Payless3
Chick-Fil-A7Penske3
Chico's2PetSmart2
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut9
Cinnabon 1Plato's Closet1
Circle K1Popeyes1
Clarion1Pottery Barn1
Coldwater Creek1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Comfort Inn3Quality4
Comfort Suites3Quiznos4
Cracker Barrel6RadioShack7
Cricket Wireless12Ramada1
Curves2Red Lobster2
DHL3Red Robin1
Dairy Queen2Red Roof Inn4
Days Inn3Rooms To Go2
Deb1Ruby Tuesday5
Decora Cabinetry1Rue212
Dennys1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza8SAS Shoes2
DressBarn2SONIC Drive-In10
Dressbarn2Sam's Club2
Dunkin Donuts5Sears6
Econo Lodge3Sephora2
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival1
Express1Sleep Inn2
Extended Stay America2Soma Intimates1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts2
FedEx81Sprint Nextel7
Finish Line3Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Starbucks13
Foot Locker2Steak 'n Shake2
Ford2Subaru1
Forever 211Subway34
GNC5Super 85
GameStop5T-Mobile12
Gap2T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree2Taco Bell11
H&R Block13Talbots3
Hardee's6Target4
Havertys Furniture1The Limited1
Haworth1The Room Place2
Hilton7Torrid1
Hobby Lobby2Toyota1
Holiday Inn7Toys"R"Us4
Hollister Co.2True Value2
Home Depot4U-Haul21
Honda2U.S. Cellular12
Hot Topic2UPS80
Hyundai1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP3Value City Furniture1
InTown Suites1Vans5
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless2
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret3
JCPenney3Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank2Waffle House8
Jones New York5Walgreens18
Journeys3Walmart4
Justice2Wendy's15
KFC10Wet Seal1
Kincaid5YMCA5
Kmart2

Knox County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"