Knoxville demographics profile

StatisticKnoxvilleTennesseeNational
Population183,9276,548,009318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,86315391
Median age33.038.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%41%43%
Speak English92%93%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%
Knoxville, TN has a population of 183,927 and is the 132nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,863 per sq mi which is 1117% higher than the Tennessee average and 1956% higher than the national average. The median age in Knoxville is 33 which is approximately 14% lower than the Tennessee average of 39. In Knoxville, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 62% of Knoxville residents were born in Tennessee, 31% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Knoxville is 1117% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Knoxville is 14% lower than Tennessee.
  • In Knoxville 75.25% of the population is White.
  • In Knoxville 17.89% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Knoxville 1.91% of the population is Asian.

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Knoxville population breakdown by race

RaceKnoxvilleTennesseeNational
White75.25%77.84%73.35%
Black or African American17.89%16.81%12.63%
Asian1.91%1.61%5.22%
American Indian0.43%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.10%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race2.95%2.03%3.06%
Other race1.46%1.38%4.75%
In Knoxville, 4.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Knoxville, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).