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Knox County, Tennessee

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Knox County, Tennessee
Female persons, percent
51.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
494,574
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
478,981
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
3.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 478,971
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 432,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.6%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
81.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 28,282
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 5.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 217,226
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 64.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $248,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,464
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $460
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,097
Building permits, 2022 2,503
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 194,842
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 84.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 6.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 94.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 86.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 39.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 64.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 59.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,377,246
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,850,462
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,109,226
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,384,110
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $18,148
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 22.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $68,580
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $39,608
Persons in poverty, percent
11.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 12,035
Total employment, 2021 224,143
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 11,469,046
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 38,995
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,997
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,043
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,479
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 637
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,073
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 549
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,900
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 942.2
Population per square mile, 2010 850.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 508.33
Land area in square miles, 2010 508.22
FIPS Code 47093
Value Notes

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Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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