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Knox CountyKnox County, East Tennessee

 

Quick Facts

Population
Households
Avg Household  Income  
Median Age  
2015 Estimates
 

450,132
185,237
$70,052
37.3


Detailed County Demographics (Excel)

Laborshed Information (pdf)



Knoxville region of East Tennessee. Henley Street Bridge downtown Knoxville.Located where three of the nation’s most heavily traveled interstates, I-40, I-81 and I-75, converge, Knox County, TN is within a day’s drive of 70% of the US markets, providing businesses excellent access to market. With vibrant metropolitan amenities in Knoxville, the resources of a major university campus, an excellent school system, close proximity to the technological expertise of a national lab, Knox County, TN is a great place to live or locate a business.

The numerous business and industrial sites, excellent infrastructure, a talented and diverse workforce, Knox County offer an abundance of business advantages to many business sectors.  Companies such Scripps Network, DeRoyal Industries, Regal Cinemas, Bush Brothers, Siemen Medical Solutions, Pilot Corporation, Evalon, Whirlpool Corporation and Sea Ray Boats are thriving.

Knox County is home the University of Tennessee’s main campus with over 27,000 students. Located just a few miles outside Knox County is the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The regional airport serving the metropolitan Knoxville area offers 120 flights per day and 20 non-stop destinations by five major airlines.  Six award-winning hospitals provide excellent healthcare in the county.

With nationally ranked college football and basketball teams, pristine lakes for all types of water activities, the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park for hiking and camping and community parks and walking trails for family fun, there is outdoor recreation available for every taste.

The wealth of cultural activities includes the Knoxville Opera Company, the Rossini Festival, the Knoxville Symphony, the Appalachian Ballet Company, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Clarence Brown Theatre, Tennessee Theatre and the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble.Knoxville Tennessee orchestra


County Mayor
Tim Burchett
865-215-4741
website

 

Local Economic Developer
Doug Lawyer, Director of Economic DevelopmentUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville Vols
Knoxville Chamber
865-637-4550
dlawyer@knoxvillechamber.com  
website


Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

 


East Tennessee natural beauty