Downtown Knoxville employment information

IndexDowntown KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTennessee
Income per capita$26,363$23,086$26,019
Median household income$27,173$34,556$46,574
Median income owner occupied$0$52,384$58,570
Median income renter occupied$0$24,870$28,937
Median earnings male$33,021$25,910$32,560
Median earnings female$30,078$21,355$24,186
Unemployment rate4.6%4.7%4.6%
Poverty leveln/a26.5%17.2%

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  • The income per capita in Downtown Knoxville is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Downtown Knoxville is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Downtown Knoxville is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Downtown Knoxville is equal to the national average.

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Downtown Knoxville median earnings by income bracket

Downtown Knoxville employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry0.2%1.7%
Manufacturing sector13.6%0.0%
Financial & insurance services5.9%3.2%
Wholesale & retail services3.9%4.3%
Public administration5.5%2.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services16.2%49.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Farragut, TN21,690$109,17197%
Rockford, TN788$61,35411%
Louisville, TN4,114$58,3866%
Wildwood, TN1,140$56,4932%
Seymour, TN11,164$53,8823%
Knoxville, TN183,927$34,55638%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Overland Park, KS183,775$74,78935%
Worcester, MA183,677$45,59918%
Grand Prairie, TX185,631$60,2469%
Brownsville, TX182,110$34,25538%
Newport News, VA181,606$50,0899%
Knoxville, TN183,927$34,55638%
Source: The Downtown Knoxville, Knoxville, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).