Knoxville Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Knoxville is 192,657. 22.33% is under 18, while 13.61% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 5.74% of the population was five years old or younger, 22.33% were 18 years or younger and 25.87% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 50.85% female and 49.15% male.

Knoxville Housing

According to the US Census, Knoxville has 94,457 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Knoxville was 90.15%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $193,600

Knoxville Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 85.59% of Knoxville's population. Residents of the city who were Some Other Race Alone, made up 4.14% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 2.29% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 1.78%

White Alone69.62%
Black Or African American Alone15.98%
Some Other Race Alone4.14%
Asian Alone2.29%
White Black Or African American1.78%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.66%

How Educated is Knoxville

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 21.7% of Knoxville residents had a bachelor's degree, while 13.5% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 35.20% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Knoxville CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher89.0%
Some College Or Associates Degree57.3%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher31.4%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency25.0%
Bachelors Degree21.7%
Some College No Degree20.7%

Average Income in Knoxville

The median household income in Knoxville is $45,700. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $45,700.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $66,760 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $87,009.

A closer examination of the income groups of Knoxville households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $35,000 and $49,999 (14.7%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (4.7%). 8.8% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$87,009
Nonfamily households$32,079