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Knoxville is a city in Marion County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Henry Knox, Revolutionary War general and Washington's first secretary of war.

The latitude of Knoxville is 41.320N. The longitude is -93.109W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,536.


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Median household income
Local
$34,055
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Knoxville demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Marion County Fair - July 13-18, 2007
  • Old Home Days - Sept. 28-Sept. 30, 2007
  • Fall Festival in the Park - Oct. 7, 2007
  • Pioneer Days - June 1-3, 2007
  • Ag in the City Day - June 22-23, 2007
  • Old Time Country Music Festival - Aug. 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Knoxville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Elk Rock State Park, Lake Red Rock
Knoxville attractions: Cordova Observation Tower
Historic sites and museums: Marion County Historical Village, Belinda Toy and Antique Museum, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Knoxville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50138 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Knoxville residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Knoxville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Knoxville was $17,893, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Knoxville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Knoxville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $758.


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Libraries in Knoxville include Knoxville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Knoxville include Knoxville Journal-Express

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

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

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Hotels in Knoxville include Super 8 Knoxville.

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