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Knoxville, Tennessee  37902

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Todd Napier
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tanapier@knoxdevelopment.org

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KNOX COUNTY PROFILE

Demographics:

The East Tennessee region has been enjoying steady population growth over the past several decades and much of this growth is driven by in-migration from other parts of the region, state and country. Since 2003, an average of nearly 5,000 people per year have moved into the county and enjoy a low cost of living, stable employment base and high quality of life. The Innovation Valley which includes Knox, Anderson, Blount, Loudon, Monroe and Roane counties is home to nearly 800,000 residents providing access to a large, skilled and motivated labor force.

Population Estimates
  City of Knoxville Knox County Innovation Valley
 2011 182,287 436,104 785,828
 Source:  Demographics Now

Age (2011)
 Age State of Tennessee Innovation Valley Knox County
 0-4 444,498  46,917 27,274
 5-14 831,896  94,385 52,645
 15-19 426,309  51,359 28,726
 20-24 424,860  58,262 38,233
 25-34 859,637  97,155 58,093
 35-44 881,520  104,409 58,214
 45-54 920,277  114,385 62,527
 55-64 762,516  99,033 51,250
 65-74 483,671  64,854 31,494
 75-84 281,584  39,442 19,571
 85+ 113,591  15,564 8,004
 Total 6,430,776  785,828 436,104
 Median Age 37.7  39.5 37.4
Source:  Demographics Now

Gender (2011)
 Sex State of Tennessee Innovation Valley Knox County
 Male 3,134,163 382,043 211,536
 Female 3,296,627 403,780 224,561
Source:  Demographics Now

Race (2011)
 Race State of Tennessee Innovation Valley Knox County
 White 4,987,552 698,920 372,858
 Black 1,071,477 48,044 38,643
 Am. Indian 20,528 2,478 1,261
 Asian 96,139 11,074 8,512
 Other 113,298 7,711 4,221
 Hispanic* 318,080 29,714 17,330

*Please note that Hispanics are an ethnicity and can be of any race.
Source: Demographics Now

Households (2011)

State of Tennessee Innovation Valley Knox County
 Households 2,529,645 322,144 178,237
 Median Household Income $44,881 $47,498 $48,571
 Under $35,000 1,003,765 121,458 65,712
 $35,000 to $50,000 382,798 47,618 25,925
 $50,000 to $75,000 474,391 61,414 32,379
 $75,000 + 668,680 91,653 54,234

Source: Demographics Now

Educational Attainment Age 25+ (2011)

State of Tennessee Innovation Valley Knox County
 Grades K-8 273,514 26,482 10,161
 Grades 9-12 432,013 45,697 21,224
 High School Diploma 1,466,701 170,752 80,609
 Some College/No Degree 860,558 106,022 56,499
 Associate Degree 265,701 37,945 21,747
 Bachelor’s Degree 655,565 94,506 63,106
 Graduate Degree 348,709 53,432 35,823

Source: Demographics Now

Net Migration Component of Population Growth
 County 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
 Knox 2,976 4,660 6,004 5,189 3,388

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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