Knoxville is a medium-sized city in Tennessee with approximately 185,000 residents. There is no shortage of opportunities for young adults aged 15-24, who make up a greater percentage of the population here (21%) than nationally (14%). Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 37, are decidedly younger than most cities in Tennessee. By a small 53%-47% margin, renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Knoxville. The average rent of $819/month is just below the state average.
Averaging about 21 minutes, Knoxville's commute time outperforms the Tennessee average of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 43% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used much. Relatively few commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
Among residents over the age of 25 in Knoxville, 20% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Knoxville. The four most common are retail, entertainment, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries make up 28% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $51,000, Knoxville workers bring in less than the average Tennessee resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).