Knoxville employment information

IndexKnoxvilleTennesseeNational
Income per capita$23,173$24,294$28,051
Median household income$33,118$44,140$53,046
Median income owner occupied$49,177$55,499$67,062
Median income renter occupied$22,807$25,986$32,212
Median earnings male$27,978$31,679$35,771
Median earnings female$21,210$22,735$25,299
Unemployment rate4.6%6.1%6.0%
Poverty level23.3%17.3%14.9%

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  • The income per capita in Knoxville is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Knoxville is 38% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Knoxville is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Knoxville is 56% higher than the national average.

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Knoxville median earnings by income bracket

Knoxville employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.1%1.2%
Manufacturing sector8.4%0.2%
Financial & insurance services3.6%5.1%
Wholesale & retail services19.2%14.4%
Public administration2.6%3.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%2.0%
Education, health & social services14.9%36.3%
Other32.5%32.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Farragut, TN20,688$98,53986%
Rockford, TN928$60,00013%
Seymour, TN11,191$57,9789%
Louisville, TN2,598$54,0762%
Wildwood, TN1,569$51,5283%
Knoxville, TN179,973$33,11838%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Huntsville, AL179,855$48,6328%
Newport News, VA180,831$50,7444%
Spring Valley, NV178,673$54,2732%
Worcester, MA181,473$45,67914%
Providence, RI178,185$38,24328%
Knoxville, TN179,973$33,11838%
Source: The Knoxville, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.