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Overview

Introduction to Knoxville, Tennessee

Settled in 1786, Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville is located in eastern Tennessee. Knoxville is home to one Fortune 1000 company, the Regal Entertainment Group.

Knoxville's climate is characterized by four distinct seasons. Winters are cool and summers tend to be hot. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

Knoxville Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, Knoxville provides a good assortment of arts and cultural offerings. Some of the more notable include:

  • The Appalachian Ballet Company
  • The Bijou Theatre
  • The Black Box Theatre
  • The City Ballet of Knoxville
  • The East Tennessee Discovery Center
  • The East Tennessee History Center
  • The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
  • The Farragut Folklife Museum
  • The Knoxville Museum of Art
  • The Knoxville Opera
  • The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
  • The Knoxville Zoo
  • Sundown in the City a free outdoor concert series in the spring and summer
  • The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

For sports enthusiasts, Knoxville is home the the Women's basketball hall of fame. Knoxville is also home to the Knoxville Ice Bears, a minor league hockey team who play in the the Southern Professional Hockey League. The Tennessee Smokies of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) play twenty-five minutes east of Knoxville in Kodak, Tennessee. The Smokies are a Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Further away, MiLB's Greeneville Astros play in Greenville, Tennessee. The Astros are a Rookie League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Another Rookie League team, the Kingsport Mets, play an hour and a half northeast in Kingsport, TN. They are an affiliate of the New York Mets.

People

Total Population 183,066
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 85,596
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 35.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,535
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,394
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,214

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,670
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.6%
Median Gross Rent $752
Median House Value $118,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.9%
US/American 0%
English 14.9%
Irish 11.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Knoxville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 143 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Knox
Metro Area Knoxville
Standard Zip Codes 37902, 37909, 37912, 37914, 37915, 37916, 37917, 37918, 37919, 37920, 37921, 37922, 37923, 37924, 37929, 37931, 37932, 37938
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37901, 37927, 37928, 37930, 37933, 37939, 37940, 37950
Company Zip Codes 37955, 37990, 37995, 37996, 37997, 37998
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.96
Longitude -83.92

Knoxville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KNOXVILLE UNIV OF TENN
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 47 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station KNOXVILLE EXP STN
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Station JEFFERSON CITY
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Knoxville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Concord (37934, 37922)

Concord Farr (37934, 37922)

Concord Farragut (37933, 37934, 37922)

Fountain City (37938)

Karns (37921)

Kimberlin Heights (37920)

Knox (37934, 37901)

Kville (37934)

Plaza Tower (37929)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alcoa 8,737 $44,800
Clinton 9,918 $51,588
Farragut 21,374 $123,402
Louisville 4,092 $62,279
Maryville 27,993 $67,000
Rockford 789 $68,864

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Knoxville Public Libraries

Library
Knox County Public Library System
500 WEST CHURCH AVENUE
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 215-8750
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Knoxville Hospitals

FORT SANDERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1901 W CLINCH AVE
(865) 541-1101
Emergency Service: Yes

ST MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
900 EAST OAK HILL AVENUE
(865) 545-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIVERSITY OF TN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1924 ALCOA HIGHWAY
(865) 544-9000
Emergency Service: Yes

BAPTIST HOSPITAL OF EAST TENNESSEE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
137 E BLOUNT AVE
(865) 632-5011
Emergency Service: Yes

BAPTIST HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
10820 PARKSIDE DRIVE
(865) 218-7090
Emergency Service: Yes

BAPTIST HOSPITAL WEST
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
10820 PARKSIDE DRIVE
(865) 218-7090
Emergency Service: Yes

PARKWEST MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
9352 PARK WEST BLVD
(865) 373-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Knoxville High Schools

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FARRAGUT HIGH SCHOOL
11237 KINGSTON PK
865-966-9775
Serves 2,373 students.

BEARDEN HIGH SCHOOL
8352 KINGSTON PK
865-539-7800
Serves 1,911 students.

KARNS HIGH SCHOOL
2710 BYINGTON SOLWAY RD
865-539-8670
Serves 1,463 students.

WEST HIGH SCHOOL
3326 SUTHERLAND AV
865-594-4477
Serves 1,339 students.

SOUTH DOYLE HIGH SCHOOL
2020 TIPTON STA RD
865-577-4475
Serves 1,277 students.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
5321 JACKSBORO PK
865-689-1400
Serves 1,259 students.

HALLS HIGH SCHOOL
4321 EMORY RD
865-922-7757
Serves 1,064 students.

FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
2509 BROADWAY NE
865-594-1240
Serves 957 students.

AUSTIN EAST HIGH/MAGNET SCHOOL
2800 ML KING JR AV
865-594-3792
A Magnet School.
Serves 781 students.

THE CENTER SCHOOL
101 EAST FIFTH AV
865-594-5081
Serves 140 students.

KNOX ADAPTIVE EDUCATION CENTER
5719 KINGSTON PK
865-909-9020
A Special Education School
Serves 103 students.

RICHARD YOAKLEY ALTERNATIVE CENTER
4415 WASHINGTON PK
865-594-3790
A Non-traditional School
Serves 93 students.

KNOXVILLE ADULT EVENING HIGH SCHOOL
101 EAST 5TH AVENUE #308
865-594-5058
Serves 27 students.

BYINGTON SOLWAY VOCATIONAL
2700 BYINGTON SOLWAY RD
865-693-3511
A Vocational School

LINCOLN PARK TECHNOLOGY TRADE CENTER
532 CHICAMAUGA AV
865-689-1454
A Non-traditional School

NORTH KNOX VOCATIONAL CENTER
7411 LEDGERWOOD DR
865-922-7576
A Vocational School

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County court house between 1900 and 1910

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County court house between 1900 and 1910

Court House c1903.

Woman's building (Chamber of Commerce) c1903.

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