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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population183,927
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+87,220
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married34.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,258
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,628
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,834

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,775
% Above Poverty Level73.5%
% Below Poverty Level26.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone40.6%
Median Gross Rent$766
Median House Value$120,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.3%
English12.6%
German12.4%
Irish10.6%
Scottish2.6%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque1.7%
African1.4%
Polish1.3%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Liberian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Knoxville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Knox County
Standard Zip Codes37902, 37909, 37912, 37914, 37915, 37916, 37917, 37918, 37919, 37923, 37924, 37929, 37931, 37932, 37938, 37921, 37934, 37920, 37922
P.O. Box Zip Codes37901, 37927, 37928, 37930, 37939, 37940, 37950, 37933
Company Zip Codes37995, 37996, 37997, 37998
Phone Area Codes865
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.97
Approximate Longitude-83.94

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 UNIV OF TENN
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationKNOXVILLE EXP STN
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches
StationJEFFERSON CITY
Distance27.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alcoa9,058$45,000
Clinton9,993$54,406
Farragut21,690$125,625
Louisville4,114$66,875
Maryville28,151$66,720
Rockford788$65,417

Knoxville Public Libraries

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

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Knoxville Hospitals

East Tennessee Children's Hospital
(Non-profit)
2018 Clinch Avenue
(865) 541-8000
Parkwest Medical Center
(Non-profit)
9352 Park West Boulevard
(865) 373-1001
The University Tennessee Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1924 Alcoa Highway
(865) 544-9000
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1901 Clinch Avenue
(865) 541-1101
Physicians Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
900 East Oak Hill Avenue
(865) 545-8000
Select Specialty Hospital - Knoxville
(Proprietary)
1901 Clinch Avenue
(865) 541-2615
Select Specialty Hospital - Tennova
(Proprietary)
900 East Oak Hill Avenue
(865) 545-7370
Tennova Hospital West
(Proprietary)
10820 Parkside Drive
(865) 218-7011
Baptist Hospital Of East Tennessee
(Non-profit)
137 Blount Avenue
(865) 632-5011
Select Specialty Hospital - Knoxville (ut Medical Center)
(Proprietary)
1924 Alcoa Highway
(865) 541-2615
Tennova Hospital For Women
(Proprietary)
10820 Parkside Drive
(865) 218-6011

Knoxville Public Schools

L N Stem Academy
401 Henley St
ZIP: 37902
(865) 329-8440
High
Total Enrollment 565
Bearden Middle School
1000 Francis Rd
ZIP: 37909
(865) 539-7839
Middle
Total Enrollment 1176
Pond Gap Elementary
1400 Hollywood Dr
ZIP: 37909
(865) 909-9040
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Inskip Elementary
4701 High School St
ZIP: 37912
(865) 689-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Northwest Middle School
5301 Pleasant Ridge Rd
ZIP: 37912
(865) 594-1345
Middle
Total Enrollment 825
Norwood Elementary
1909 Merchant Dr
ZIP: 37912
(865) 689-1460
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Sterchi Elementary
900 Oaklett Dr
ZIP: 37912
(865) 689-1470
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Austin East High/magnet
2800 M L King Jr Av
ZIP: 37914
(865) 594-3792
High
Total Enrollment 581
Chilhowee Intermediate
5005 Asheville Hw
ZIP: 37914
(865) 594-1285
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Cte School
7201 Strawberry Plains Pk
ZIP: 37914
(865) 594-1731
High
Total Enrollment 116
Fair Garden Family/community Center
400 Fern St
ZIP: 37914
(865) 594-1320
Primary
Total Enrollment 152
Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy
3001 Brooks Rd
ZIP: 37914
(865) 594-1328
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Spring Hill Elementary
4711 Mildred Dr
ZIP: 37914
(865) 594-1365
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Green Magnet Math And Science Academy
801 Townview Dr
ZIP: 37915
(865) 594-1324
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Vine Middle/magnet
1807 Martin Luther King Jr Av
ZIP: 37915
(865) 594-4461
Middle
Total Enrollment 336
Ft Sanders Education Development Center
501 S Twenty-first St
ZIP: 37916
(865) 594-5035
Other
Total Enrollment 72
Belle Morris Elementary
2308 Washington Pk
ZIP: 37917
(865) 594-1277
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Christenberry Elementary
927 Oglewood
ZIP: 37917
(865) 594-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Fulton High School
2509 North Broadway
ZIP: 37917
(865) 594-1240
High
Total Enrollment 890
Knox County Adult High School
101 East 5th Av, Room 308
ZIP: 37917
(865) 594-3713
High
Total Enrollment 301
Lincoln Park Technology And Trade Center
535 Chicamauga Av
ZIP: 37917
(865) 689-1454
High
Richard Yoakley School
4415 Washington Pk
ZIP: 37917
(865) 594-3790
Other
Total Enrollment 76
Whittle Springs Middle School
2700 White Oak La
ZIP: 37917
(865) 594-4474
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Adrian Burnett Elementary
4521 Brown Gap Rd
ZIP: 37918
(865) 689-1474
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Brickey Mccloud Elementary
1810 Dry Gap Pk
ZIP: 37918
(865) 689-1499
Primary
Total Enrollment 995
Central High School
5321 Jacksboro Pk
ZIP: 37918
(865) 689-1400
High
Total Enrollment 1128
Fountain City Elementary
2910 Montbelle Dr
ZIP: 37918
(865) 689-1445
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Gresham Middle School
500 Gresham Rd
ZIP: 37918
(865) 689-1430
Middle
Total Enrollment 812
Ritta Elementary
6228 Washington Pk
ZIP: 37918
(865) 689-1496
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Shannondale Elementary
5316 Shannondale Rd
ZIP: 37918
(865) 689-1465
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Bearden Elementary
5717 Kingston Pk
ZIP: 37919
(865) 909-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Bearden High School
8352 Kingston Pk
ZIP: 37919
(865) 539-7800
High
Total Enrollment 1978
Knox Adaptive Education Center
5719 Kingston Pk
ZIP: 37919
(865) 909-9020
Other
Total Enrollment 83
Rocky Hill Elementary
1200 Morrell Rd
ZIP: 37919
(865) 539-7844
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Sequoyah Elementary
942 Southgate Rd
ZIP: 37919
(865) 594-1360
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
West High School
3300 Sutherland Av
ZIP: 37919
(865) 594-4477
High
Total Enrollment 1355
West Hills Elementary
409 Vanosdale Rd
ZIP: 37919
(865) 539-7850
Primary
Total Enrollment 810
Bonny Kate Elementary
7608 Martin Mill Pk
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2108
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Dogwood Elementary
705 Tipton Av
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-5677
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Gap Creek Elementary
1920 Kimberlin Hts Rd
ZIP: 37920
(865) 577-4860
Primary
Total Enrollment 94
Mooreland Heights Elementary
5315 Magazine Rd
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2105
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Mt Olive Elementary
2507 Maryville Pike S W
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2170
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
New Hopewell Elementary
757 Kimberlin Hgts Rd
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2194
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
South Doyle High School
2020 Tipton Station Rd
ZIP: 37920
(865) 577-4475
High
Total Enrollment 1228
South Doyle Middle School
3900 Decatur Rd
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2133
Middle
Total Enrollment 1077
South Knox Elementary
801 Sevier Av
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 148
Tennessee Elementary School For Deaf
2725 Island Home Bl
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 43
Tennessee High School For Deaf
2725 Island Home Bl
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2500
High
Total Enrollment 82
Tennessee Middle School For The Deaf
2725 Island Home Bl
ZIP: 37920
(865) 579-2500
Middle
Total Enrollment 35
Beaumont Elementary/magnet
1211 Beaumont Av
ZIP: 37921
(865) 594-1272
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Lonsdale Elementary
1317 Louisiana Av
ZIP: 37921
(865) 594-1330
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Maynard Elementary
737 College St
ZIP: 37921
(865) 594-1333
Primary
Total Enrollment 195
Pleasant Ridge Elementary
3013 Walnoaks Rd
ZIP: 37921
(865) 594-1354
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Ridgedale Alternative School
4600 Ridgedale Rd
ZIP: 37921
(865) 909-9099
Other
Total Enrollment 90
Sam E. Hill Family/community Center
1725 Delaware Av
ZIP: 37921
(865) 594-3632
Primary
Total Enrollment 199
West Haven Elementary
3620 Sisk Rd
ZIP: 37921
(865) 594-4467
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
West View Elementary
1714 Mingle Av
ZIP: 37921
(865) 594-4471
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
A L Lotts Elementary
9320 Westland Dr
ZIP: 37922
(865) 539-8611
Primary
Total Enrollment 886
Blue Grass Elementary
8901 Blue Grass Rd
ZIP: 37922
(865) 539-7864
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Farragut High School
11237 Kingston Pk
ZIP: 37922
(865) 966-9775
High
Total Enrollment 1702
Farragut Intermediate
208 West End Av
ZIP: 37922
(865) 966-6703
Primary
Total Enrollment 1024
Farragut Middle School
200 West End Av
ZIP: 37922
(865) 966-9756
Middle
Total Enrollment 1382
Farragut Primary
509 North Campbell Station Rd
ZIP: 37922
(865) 966-5848
Primary
Total Enrollment 987
Northshore Elementary School
1889 Thunderhead Rd
ZIP: 37922
(865) 594-1620
Primary
Total Enrollment 927
West Valley Middle School
9118 George Williams Rd
ZIP: 37922
(865) 539-5145
Middle
Total Enrollment 1223
Cedar Bluff Elementary
705 North Cedar Bluff Rd
ZIP: 37923
(865) 539-7721
Primary
Total Enrollment 1225
Cedar Bluff Middle School
707 North Cedar Bluff Rd
ZIP: 37923
(865) 539-7891
Middle
Total Enrollment 617
Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy
3001 Knox Center Dr
ZIP: 37924
(865) 525-0069
High
Total Enrollment 138
Holston Middle School
600 Chilhowee Dr
ZIP: 37924
(865) 594-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 901
Sunnyview Primary
412 Bagwell Rd
ZIP: 37924
(865) 594-1173
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Amherst Elementary School
5101 Schaad Rd
ZIP: 37931
(865) 560-7001
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
Ball Camp Elementary
9801 Middlebrook Pk
ZIP: 37931
(865) 539-7888
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Byington Solway Career And Technical Education Center
2700 Byington Solway Rd
ZIP: 37931
(865) 693-3511
High
Karns Elementary
8108 Beaver Ridge Rd
ZIP: 37931
(865) 539-7767
Primary
Total Enrollment 1250
Karns High School
2710 Byington Solway Rd
ZIP: 37931
(865) 539-8670
High
Total Enrollment 1198
Karns Middle School
2925 Gray Hendrix Rd
ZIP: 37931
(865) 539-7732
Middle
Total Enrollment 1332
Hardin Valley Academy
11345 Hardin Valley Rd
ZIP: 37932
(865) 690-9690
High
Total Enrollment 1930
Hardin Valley Elementary
11445 Hardin Valley Rd
ZIP: 37932
(865) 470-2088
Primary
Total Enrollment 967
Halls Elementary
7502 Andersonville Pk
ZIP: 37938
(865) 922-7445
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
Halls High School
4321 East Emory Rd
ZIP: 37938
(865) 922-7757
High
Total Enrollment 1246
Halls Middle School
4317 East Emory Rd
ZIP: 37938
(865) 922-7494
Middle
Total Enrollment 1118
North Knox Career And Technical Education Center
7411 Ledgerwood Dr
ZIP: 37938
(865) 922-7576
High

Knoxville Private Schools

New Pathway Academy
1531 Dick Lonas Rd
ZIP: 37909
Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
West Hills Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
409 N Winston Rd
ZIP: 37909
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Apostolic Christian School
5020 Pleasant Ridge Rd
ZIP: 37912
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 146
Berean Christian School
2329 Prosser Rd
ZIP: 37914
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 350
Freedom Christian Academy
4615 Asheville Hwy
ZIP: 37914
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
Garden Of Discovery Learning Center
1601 Dandridge Ave
ZIP: 37915
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Thackston School
2023 Lake Ave
ZIP: 37916
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
First Lutheran School
1207 N Broadway St
ZIP: 37917
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
Knoxville Baptist Christian
2434 E 5th Ave
ZIP: 37917
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Garden Montessori School
3225 Garden Dr
ZIP: 37918
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Natures Way Montessori School
4710 Murphy Rd
ZIP: 37918
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
St Joseph School
1810 Howard Dr
ZIP: 37918
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
Giving Tree Montessori
7728 Nubbin Ridge Rd
ZIP: 37919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Knoxville Adventist School
3615 Kingston Pike
ZIP: 37919
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Knoxville Montessori School
4311 Kingston Pike
ZIP: 37919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Oakmont School
8042 Gleason Dr
ZIP: 37919
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Pride & Joy Children's Academy
4418 Kingston Pike
ZIP: 37919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Sacred Heart Cathedral School
711 S Northshore Dr
ZIP: 37919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 616
Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School
1529 Downtown West Blvd
ZIP: 37919
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Mead Montessori School
2647 Bafford Pl
ZIP: 37920
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
University Seventh-day Adventist School
1837 Brandau St
ZIP: 37921
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
West End Academy
5311 Mckamey Rd
ZIP: 37921
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Annoor Academy
724 Fox Rd
ZIP: 37922
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
Montessori Internationale School
10019 S Northshore Dr
ZIP: 37922
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Cedar Springs Weekday School
9132 Kingston Pike
ZIP: 37923
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
Christian Academy Of Knoxville
529 Academy Way
ZIP: 37923
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1141
Grace Covenant Baptist Academy
9956 Dutchtown Rd
ZIP: 37923
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Knoxville Catholic High School
9245 Fox Lonas Rd
ZIP: 37923
Secondary
Total Enrollment 693
Tates School Of Discovery
9215 Bob Gray Rd
ZIP: 37923
Elementary
Total Enrollment 151
Webb School Of Knoxville
9800 Webb School Ln
ZIP: 37923
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1050
West End Kindergarten
8301 E Walker Springs Ln
ZIP: 37923
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Grace Christian Academy
5914 Beaver Ridge Rd
ZIP: 37931
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 919
Rivers Edge Christian Academy
9300 Middlebrook Pike
ZIP: 37931
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 211
Episcopal School Of Knoxville
950 Episcopal School Way
ZIP: 37932
Elementary
Total Enrollment 316
Knoxville Christian School
11549 Snyder Rd
ZIP: 37932
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 150
Paideia Academy
10825 Yarnell Rd
ZIP: 37932
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 123
Greenway School
544 Canton Hollow Rd
ZIP: 37934
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St John Neumann School
625 Saint John Ct
ZIP: 37934
Elementary
Total Enrollment 294
University Of Tennessee Early Learning Center
1206 White Ave
ZIP: 37996
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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