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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Knox County is located in Tennessee with a population of 452,286. Knox County is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Knox County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Knox County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Knox County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Knox County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Knox County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    600.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    197.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    887.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,004.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    552.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Knox County Reviews

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Quiet rural area. Everyone knows everyone. Friendly and slow, it the best way to put it. Lots of local store owners. Tons of churches. God is real! We love our sweet tea and back porch gatherings for the good gossip. You can smell the rain, hear the crickets and see the stars. Knox county is surrounded by some for the prettiest lakes . Perfect for fishing, swimming and family fun. You can find antiques on every corner, you take you back in time. Last but not least, it's home of the Tennessee Volunteers, where our blood runs orange!
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I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tn. This is a friendly, safe, and sociable town. We have many things to do, such as, concerts, neyland stadium for football, clubs, and many other activities. I would not change anything about Knoxville!
Knoxville is teeming with a wide variety of restaurants, shopping, and sites to see! Restaurants range from hole-in-the-wall type places to upscale dining experiences, with prices accurately reflecting each place. Shopping is spread throughout the city. Knoxville has a great mall (West Town), new stores scattered in the incredible, constantly-developing Turkey Creek, and everything in-between. Sites to see are never lacking due to constant events such as concerts, football games, and festivals. We have the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Hola Festival, Mardigrowl, and our very own Octoberfest as just a few examples. Situated in the valley, hiking is always close by in the beautiful Smokey Mountains. Education in Knoxville is good. There are several public schools, but also a handful of private and parochial schools. Not to mention, Knoxville is the home of the University of Tennessee and the Volunteers!