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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
Knox County is located in Tennessee with a population of 456,185. Knox County is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. In Knox County, most residents own their homes. In Knox County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Knox County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Knox County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Knox County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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
    12%
  • 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%

Working in Knox County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,437
National
$55,322

Knox County Reviews

422 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!
I have grown up in Knox County and lived in the same house my whole life. I couldn't be more pleased with the area. It is a beautiful, close to the mountains, full of lush green trees, and the weather is fantastic. There are plenty of things to do for family fun or a night out. It is close to downtown Knoxville, which is a beautiful city and has lots of fun things to do. Knox County also has great public schools. I went to Bluegrass Elementary, West Valley Middle, and Bearden High for school. All schools were safe, taught me many things, and helped shaped me into the woman I am today. I have never felt unsafe here. I don't have to be afraid to walk to my car alone or go places by myself. When I have a family of my own I hope to raise my kids in county just like Knox County!