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Knox County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 508.2 square miles
Population Density 850.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 444,622
Population change 2.9%
Under 5 years of age 5.9%
Under 18 21.5%
65 and over 14.1%
Females 51.4%
White 86.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.7
Asian 2.1%
Two or more races 1.9%
Black or African American 9.1%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 34.3%
Veterans 28,744
Households and Housing
Households 181,100
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.8%
Median household income $47,694
The per capita income $28,136
Live below the poverty line. 14.6%
housing units 197,288
Multi-unit structures 23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $157,400
Residents owning their homes. 65.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 40,476
Women-owned firms 25.6%
Asian-owned firms 1.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.7%
Black-owned firms 4.9%
Native American-owned firms 0.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $8,209,407
Retail sales per capita $19,329
Manufacturers shipments $4,470,899
Merchant wholesaler sales $7,402,469