Knox County, Tennessee Population 2018

Knox County, Tennessee's estimated population is 461,860 with a growth rate of 3.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Knox County, Tennessee is the 3rd largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017461,86013,6963.06%
2016448,164-7,950-1.74%
2016456,1144,7931.06%
2015451,3213,3820.76%
2014447,9393,7450.84%
2013444,1943,4890.79%
2012440,7054,0520.93%
2011436,6533,6810.85%
2010432,97297,22328.96%
1990335,74916,0555.02%
1980319,69443,40115.71%
1970276,29325,77010.29%
1960250,52327,51612.34%
1950223,00744,53924.96%
1940178,46822,56614.47%
1930155,90242,97638.06%
1920112,92618,73919.90%
191094,18719,88526.76%
190074,30214,74524.76%
189059,55720,43352.23%
188039,12410,13434.96%
187028,9906,17727.08%
186022,8134,00621.30%
185018,8073,32221.45%
184015,4859876.81%
183014,4981,46411.23%
182013,0342,86328.15%
181010,171-2,275-18.28%
180012,4460.00%

Knox County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White383,763
Black or African American40,132
Two or More Races9,446
Asian9,048
Some Other Race4,167
American Indian and Alaska Native1,372
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander236

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Knox County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Knox County, Tennessee Median Age

37.3


Total

35.9


Male

38.7


Female

Knox County, Tennessee Adults

There are 352,257 adults, (64,984 of which are seniors) in Knox County, Tennessee.

Knox County, Tennessee Age Dependency

55.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Knox County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

230,331

51.39%

Male

217,833

48.61%

Knox County, Tennessee Households and Families

Knox County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Knox County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All64%36%
Male52.5%47.5%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Female44%56%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Knox County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All181,3362.4164
Married85,1043.182.3
Non Family69,8561.2848.4
Female19,2063.1544
Male7,1703.1852.5

3.03

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Knox County, Tennessee Households

Knox County, Tennessee Education

Knox County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,3703.15%
9th to 12th Grade18,7066.29%
High School Graduate77,10525.92%
Some College61,35620.62%
Associates Degree24,8648.36%
Bachelors Degree64,54021.69%
Graduate Degree41,54713.97%

Knox County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White255,357234,35394,685
Black23,63421,0034,896
Hispanic8,6055,3081,809
Asian5,9575,3463,431
Multiple Races3,2412,7111,023
Other Race2,1801,566523
Native American874719111
Islander20315831

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.60%.

Knox County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,703$41,468$30,834
Less Than High School$17,637$20,493$14,117
High School Grad$27,043$31,488$21,866
Some College$31,716$36,668$28,175
Bachelors Degree$45,338$56,989$39,171
Graduate Degree$60,619$79,394$46,963

$35,703

Average Earnings

$41,468

Average Male

$30,834

Average Female

Knox County, Tennessee Language

Knox County, Tennessee Language by Age

Knox County, Tennessee Language

93.79% of Knox County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 6.21% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.71% of the population.

Knox County, Tennessee Poverty

Knox County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White362,25247,16713.02%
Black38,73513,81735.67%
Hispanic16,7945,54032.99%
Multiple9,1612,81430.72%
Other4,0511,32432.68%
Asian8,6301,25814.58%
Native1,3511349.92%
Islander1967337.24%

16.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.03%

Male Poverty Rate

17.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Knox County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Knox County, Tennessee is Islander, with 37.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Knox County, Tennessee is Native, with 9.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.95%.

Knox County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.81%
High School15.94%
Some College11.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.13%

Knox County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.32%
Male Unemployed42.24%
Female Employed9.30%
Male Employed7.51%

Knox County, Tennessee Income

Knox County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,366$70,211
Families$66,555$87,600
Married Families$79,694$101,650
Non Families$30,515$40,776

Knox County, Tennessee Marital Status

Knox County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Knox County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Knox County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Knox County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Knox County, Tennessee Veterans

Knox County, Tennessee Veterans by War

29,784

Number of Veterans

27,160

Male Veterans

2,624

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,777
First Gulf War5,673
Second Gulf War4,039
Korea2,787
World War II1,573

Knox County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 547,449
65 to 746,966
75+6,612
55 to 646,215
18 to 342,542

Knox County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White26,6768.70%
Black2,3187.90%
2 or More3948.24%
Hispanic3933.64%
Asian1922.68%
Indian14513.04%
Other592.08%

Knox County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

7.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Knox County, Tennessee Employment Status

Knox County, Tennessee Employment by Age

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Knox County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Knox County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Knox County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Knoxville17843018623978094.38%
Farragut 207022228215807.63%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990