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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Knoxville is a city in Tennessee with a population of 184,465. Knoxville is in Knox County. Living in Knoxville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Knoxville there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Knoxville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Knoxville are above average.
About Knoxville...
Population
184,465

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$791
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Knoxville Rankings

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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
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Knoxville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,331
National
$55,322
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I moved here from Jacksonville, FL and love it so far! Knoxville is a big change from Florida; there are mountains and trees in every direction you look. This city is very clean and the people here are kind. There are nature trails, shopping centers, and great restaurants to visit. The city is also fairly small in comparison to Jacksonville, so driving distance is short. My husband and I are looking forward to starting our married life here.
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I really enjoy the variety of scenes that Knoxville has to offer. It is a nice blend of the rural areas, being near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, as it also has a pleasant little downtown and surrounding suburban areas. The shopping as well as the food choices are endless, and the college campus is great to visit. I think Knoxville could benefit from incorporating more of the areas natural beauty into the vast development. It seems as though too much land is being stripped away for construction - and this land is part of what makes Knoxville so beautiful and valuable! Thus, finding a balance between showing off Knoxville's natural beauty while still accommodating growing developments and populations is very important for the future... both near and far.
Knoxville has been an incredible town to not only grow up in, but to live. The Smoky Mountains are close. There are beautiful streams, lots of trees, rolling hills and flowers. There is an excellent greenway system in Knoxville. There is great Southern hospitality. Everyone is kind and courteous. Downtown and Market Square have really become a cute, and welcoming area. Knoxville is called the Scruffy City and is home to an incredible Farmers' Market!