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Address
17 Market Square, #201
Knoxville, Tennessee  37902

Phone
p. (865) 546-5887
f.  (865) 546-6170

Contact Info
Todd Napier
President and CEO
tanapier@knoxdevelopment.org

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KNOX COUNTY PROFILE

Location and Climate:

Founded in 1791 where the French Broad and Holston Rivers meet to form the Tennessee River, Knoxville is the largest city in East Tennessee, ranking third statewide with a metropolitan population of 698,090 according to the 2010 Census. It is located in a broad valley between the Cumberland Mountains to the northwest and the Great Smoky Mountains to the southeast. These two ranges afford an attractive natural setting and provide a moderate, four-season climate, with average monthly temperatures ranging from 38 degrees in January to 78 degrees in July. The City of Knoxville comprises 103.8 square miles of the 526-square mile total for Knox County. Downtown Knoxville is 936 feet above sea level.

Businesses in the Knoxville area have the advantage of a prime location that’s midway between North and South and close to the U.S. population centers in the East as well as the Midwest. Easy access via highway, rail, air and river ensures entry to all the major U.S. markets.

Latitude, Longitude and Elevation
 Area Latitude Longitude Elevation (ft)
 Knoxville 35.98 N 83.91 W 895
 Farragut 35.86 N 84.20 W 938
 Halls 36.11 N 83.90 W 1,099
 Karns 35.99 N 84.08 W 1,059
 Powell 36.03 N 84.02 W 1,000
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Monthly Average High/Low Temperatures and Relative Humidity Factors
 Month  Average Temperature (F) High/Low Relative Humidity (%) Morning/Afternoon Normal Monthly Precipitation
 January 46 26 81 63 4.57”
 February 51 29 80 59 4.01”
 March 61 37 80 54 5.17”
 April 70 45 81 52 3.99”
 May  78 53 86 56 4.68”
 June 85 62 88 58 4.04”
 July 87 66 89 60 4.71”
 August 87 65 91 60 2.89”
 September 81 59 91 58 3.04”
 October 71 46 90 55 2.65”
 November 60 38 85 58 3.98”
 December 50 30 82 63 4.49”
 Annual Average 69 46 86 59 48.22”

Source: National Climatic Data Center

 Climate Statistics
 Number of Degree Heating Days 3690
 Number of Degree Cooling Days 1450
 Number of Days of Sunshine 204 (clear to partly cloudy)
 Number of Days of Poor Visibility 162 (cloudy to low ceiling)
 Prevailing Winds WSW at 6.9 mph
 Average Annual Snowfall 9.9 inches
Source: National Climatic Data Center

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