ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY PROFILE
Tennessee > All counties > Knox County > Knoxville
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Knoxville, Tennessee, TN

Knoxville postcard post card - Permanent buildings of Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville, TN
Permanent buildings of Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville, TN

Send us your Knoxville photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Knoxville
Blog about Knoxville
Knoxville map

Sponsored Ads

Knoxville is a city in Knox County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Henry Knox

The latitude of Knoxville is 35.960N. The longitude is -83.92W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 173,278.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,492
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Knoxville demographic reports
Knoxville is on the Tennessee River
Once the state capital
Public transportation: Knoxville Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,692. The number of murders and homicides was 18. The violent crime rate was 9.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "October Sky"
· 1996 movie, "Box of Moon Light"
Well-known residents have included:
· Quentin Tarantino, actor, director, writer
· James Agee, writer
· Patricia Neal, actress
· Alex Haley, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Tennessee Valley Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
  • Dogwood Arts Festival - April 11-29, 2007
  • Pellissippi State Hot Air Balloon Festival - Sept. 28-29, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Knoxville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: House Mountain State Natural Area
Knoxville attractions: Knoxville Zoo
Sports teams: Tennessee Smokies (minor league baseball), Ice Bears (Southern Professional Hockey League)
Historic sites and museums: East Tennessee Historical Society Museum, McClung Museum, James White Fort, Bleak House (Confederate Memorial Hall)
Colleges and universities: University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Johnson Bible College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 107
Quotes:
We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child. . . . There was still daylight, shining softly and with a tarnish like the lining of a shell; and the carbon lamps lifted at the corners were on in the light, and the locusts were started, and the fireflies were out, and a few frogs were flopping in the dewy grass . . . from low in the dark . . . the regular yet spaced noises of the crickets, each a sweet cold silver noise, threenoted, like the slipping each time of three matched links of a small chain.
-- Knoxville: Summer 1915
James Agee

Listed places near Knoxville

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Knoxville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Knoxville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37902 ZIP code.

Knoxville, TN locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Knoxville Web sites

Ancestry & family history

12% of Knoxville residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Knoxville ancestry & family history guide.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Arts

Music

Attractions
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Knoxville was $18,171, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Knoxville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Knoxville festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Knoxville festival web sites:

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Knoxville
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History

Historic districts in Knoxville include Forest Hills Boulevard Historic District, Fort Sanders Historic District, Fourth and Gill Historic District, Gay Street Commercial Historic District, Gibbs Drive Historic District, Jackson Avenue Warehouse District, Knoxville College Historic District, Market Square Commercial Historic District, Mechanicsville Historic District, Park City Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Knoxville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $391.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Knoxville include Bonny Kate Branch Library, Burlington Branch Library, Carter Branch Library, Cedar Bluff Branch Library, Farragut Branch Library, Fountain City Branch Library, Halls Branch Library, Karns Branch Library, Lawson McGhee Library, McClung, E.Tn Hist Cent & Knox Archives ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Knoxville include Knoxville News-Sentinel

TV stations in Knoxville include WATE, WBIR, WKOP, WTNZ, WVLT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUOT.

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
People
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Knox County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Knoxville political report.

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Knoxville workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 102 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Knoxville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel
Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Tennessee community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Knoxville:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



QUOTES
“ We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child. . . . There was still daylight, shining softly and with a tarnish like the lining of a shell; and the carbon lamps lifted at the corners were on in the light, and the locusts were started, and the fireflies were out, and a few frogs were flopping in the dewy grass . . . from low in the dark . . . the regular yet spaced noises of the crickets, each a sweet cold silver noise, threenoted, like the slipping each time of three matched links of a small chain. ”
~ Knoxville: Summer 1915
James Agee

Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
Blogs about Knoxville
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!