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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    C
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    C-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    C
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    B
Knox County is located in Kentucky with a population of 31,467. In Knox County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Knox County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Knox County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$567
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Knox County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    157.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    94.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    757.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,483.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    599.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%

Working in Knox County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,790
National
$55,322

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    Knox County Reviews

    3 reviews
    Poverty stricken, lacking in visual appeal, places to work that pay a good wage, nothing to do except go to church or a local sporting event or festival.
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    It's the average small town. One thing about this town is everyone knows each other. I would like to see more job growth in this town.
    Horrible place to raise a family. Drugs are. Everywhere! you find needles on the ground/ side if the road etc. The schools are crappy the teachers suck. You can not trust anyone they will steal everything you own. Horrible place i do not recommend living in the tri county area at all!!!!! There is nothing to do here and that make the drug use worse.