Knoxville is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 187,603 people and 96 constituent neighborhoods, Knoxville is the third largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Knoxville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Knoxville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Knoxville who work in office and administrative support (12.51%), sales jobs (11.89%), and food service (8.62%).
Also of interest is that Knoxville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Knoxville is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Knoxville has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Knoxville enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Knoxville.
Not only is Knoxville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Knoxville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Knoxville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The overall education level of Knoxville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.42% of adults in Knoxville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Knoxville in 2018 was $26,340, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,360 for a family of four. However, Knoxville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Knoxville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Knoxville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Knoxville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Knoxville include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Knoxville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.