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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Knoxville is a town in Iowa with a population of 7,202. Knoxville is in Marion County. Living in Knoxville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Knoxville there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Knoxville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Knoxville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$598
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Knoxville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Knoxville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,986
National
$55,322

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Knoxville Reviews

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Knoxville, Iowa is a very small and quiet town. The town is far from perfect but it's home. There are many great people to meet. I never loved the big sprint car racing scene in Knoxville but it brings in people from all over. If it's not racing season nights are quiet, almost dead. It's nice but when the races come around it's a good change of pace so people don't get bored. It's a good community for kids to grow up in.
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I grew up here, and went back home for my sister's wedding. I have to say, things have changed a lot in this little town. I am glad that the theater is back up and running. There aren't many things to do in this town so it's great that the movie theater is back in business. My family and I went to the movies two times in the 3 weeks we were back there.
I like the small town vibe, everyone knows each other, peaceful, and friendly. Plus you have sprint cars here.