Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville serves as the county seat of Knox County and the largest city in East Tennessee. Knoxville's area occupies 98.09 square miles. Knoxville is the principle city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area and the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area.
At the 2000 census, Knoxville’s population was 173,890 people. The Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 655,400. The Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area has a population of 1,029,155. Knoxville’s population density is 1,876.7 people per square mile. Knoxville has a racial makeup that is 79.7% white, 0.31% American Indians, 1.45% Asian American, 16.2% African Americans, 1.58% are Hispanic, 0.03% Pacific Islanders, 0.72% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 1.57% are made up of two or more racial groups.
Knoxville’s median income for a household is $27,492, and the median income for a family is $37,708. Knoxville’s per capita income is $18,171. In Knoxville, 14.4% of families and 20.8% of the population live below the poverty line.
Knoxville is home to the main campus of the University of Tennessee, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other Department of Energy facilities, the National Transportation Research Center, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Companies with their headquarters in Knoxville include AC Entertainment, Bush Brothers and Company, Clayton Homes, EdFinancial Services, Goody’s Family Clothing, Jewelry Television, Petro’s Chili and Chips, Pilot Corporation, Regal Entertainment Group, Scripps Networks, and Sea Ray.
Knoxville health insurance and Knoxville life insurance depend on the medical care Knoxville citizens receive. Knoxville medical centers include Saint Mary’s Medical Center, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Ft. Sanders Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.
Knoxville auto insurance and Knoxville home insurance depend on Knoxville’s crime rates. Knoxville’s violent crime rate is 1,692, and the property crime rate is 11,081.
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