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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.

People

Total Population 7,245
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,339
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,959
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $552
Median House Value $96,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 18.8%

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

Knoxville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 50138
Company Zip Codes 50197, 50198
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.32
Longitude -93.109

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
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station OSKALOOSA
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station DES MOINES AP
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pershing (50138)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bussey 482 $51,071
Harvey 269 $55,000

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

Knoxville Public Libraries

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

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Knoxville Hospitals

KNOXVILLE HOSPITAL & CLINICS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1002 SOUTH LINCOLN
(641) 842-2151
Emergency Service: Yes

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Knoxville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

KNOXVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1811 W MADISON
641-842-2173
Serves 660 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

TRABERT CENTER GOAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
210 NORTH IOWA
641-842-4533
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

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