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Overview

Introduction to Knoxville, Iowa

Knoxville, Iowa, in Marion county, is located 32 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 147 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska.

Knoxville History

Knoxville is the county seat of Marion County, which was organized in 1845. The city is home to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum which is located adjacent to the famous dirt track known as Knoxville Raceway. The community was named after the famous Henry Knox, the Revolutionary War general and Washington's First Secretary of War.

Knoxville and nearby Attractions

  • Elk Rock State Park
  • Lake Red Rock
  • Belinda Toy and Antique Museum
  • Cordova Observation Tower
  • Marion County Historical Village

Things To Do In Knoxville

Tourists can visit the Cordova Park Observation Tower, which offers a beautiful view over the Des Moines River valley. Each year the residents of the city celebrate the Old Time Country Music Festival in the month of August, and the Marion County Fair in July. The Des Moines Botanical Center in Knoxville is also worth taking a look around.

Knoxville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Des Moines International Airport.

Knoxville Higher Education

Higher education can be availed through Des Moines Community College, Drake University, Indian Hills Community College, and Iowa State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,236
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+3,328
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,611
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,868

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,125
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$575
Median House Value$93,800

Ancestry

German25.6%
Irish18.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
Dutch10.3%
English8%
French Except Basque5.3%
Italian2.7%
Scottish2.4%
Norwegian1.7%
Swedish1.7%
Welsh1.7%
Polish0.6%
Czech0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Knoxville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes50138
Phone Area Codes641
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.31
Approximate Longitude-93.1

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)

StationKNOXVILLE
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip35 inches
StationOSKALOOSA
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationDES MOINES AP
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bussey578$50,435
Harvey290$55,938
Melcher-Dallas1,162$43,456
Monroe1,875$71,250
Pella10,280$71,137
Pleasantville1,762$76,118

Knoxville Public Libraries

Knoxville Public Library
213 E MONTGOMERY ST
Knoxville, Iowa
(641) 828-0585

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Knoxville Hospitals

Department Of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1515 West Pleasant Street
(515) 842-3101
Knoxville Area Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
1002 South Lincoln
(515) 842-2151

Knoxville Public Schools

Goal Alternative School
614 E. Washington
ZIP: 50138
(641) 842-4533
High
Total Enrollment 29
Knoxville High School
1811 W Madison
ZIP: 50138
(641) 842-2173
High
Total Enrollment 505
Knoxville Middle School
102 N Lincoln
ZIP: 50138
(641) 842-3315
Middle
Total Enrollment 391
Northstar Elementary School
407 W Larson
ZIP: 50138
(641) 842-6527
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
West Elementary
306 S Park Lane Dr
ZIP: 50138
(641) 842-2185
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
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