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Population Profiles - Knoxville, Tennessee

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General Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Total population 173,890 100.0 100%
Male 82,390 47.4 49.1%
Female 91,500 52.6 50.9%
Median age (years) 33.4 (X) 35.3
Under 5 years 10,296 5.9 6.8%
18 years and over 139,693 80.3 74.3%
65 years and over 24,994 14.4 12.4%
One race 171,165 98.4 97.6%
White 138,611 79.7 75.1%
Black or African American 28,171 16.2 12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 541 0.3 0.9%
Asian 2,525 1.5 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 60 0.0 0.1%
Some other race 1,257 0.7 5.5%
Two or more races 2,725 1.6 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,751 1.6 12.5%
Average household size 2.12 (X) 2.59
Average family size 2.84 (X) 3.14
Total housing units 84,981 100.0 100.0%
Occupied housing units 76,650 90.2 91.0%
Owner-occupied housing units 39,208 51.2 66.2%
Renter-occupied housing units 37,442 48.8 33.8%
Vacant housing units
9.0%

     
Social Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Population 25 years and over 110,317 100.0  
High school graduate or higher 86,506 78.4 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27,092 24.6 24.4%
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 16,913 12.1 12.7%
Disability status (population 21 to 64 years) 22,215 22.0 19.2%
Foreign born 5,248 3.0 11.1%
Now married (population 15 years and over) 60,107 41.6 54.4%
Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over) 8,649 5.3 17.9%

 

     
Economic Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 86,202 60.3 63.9%
Mean travel time to work in minutes (population 16 years and over) 20.3 (X) 25.5
Median household income (dollars) 27,492 (X) 41,994
Median family income (dollars) 37,708 (X) 50,046
Per capita income (dollars) 18,171 (X) 21,857
Families below poverty level 5,805 14.4 9.2%
Individuals below poverty level 34,036 20.8 12.4%

 

     
Housing Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 35,857 100.0  
Median value (dollars) 78,000 (X) 119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)  
With a mortgage 801 (X) 1,088
Not mortgaged 269 (X) 295


(X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2002


 

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