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Knox County, Tennessee

\nKnox County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 382,032. Its county seat is Knoxville6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,362 km² (526 mi²). 1,317 km² (508 mi²) of it is land and 45 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.29% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 382,032 people, 157,872 households, and 100,722 families residing in the county. The population density is 290/km² (751/mi²). There are 171,439 housing units at an average density of 130/km² (337/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.10% White, 8.63% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 157,872 households out of which 28.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.80% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.20% are non-families. 29.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.92. In the county, the population is spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.10 males. The median income for a household in the county is $37,454, and the median income for a family is $49,182. Males have a median income of $35,755 versus $25,140 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,875. 12.60% of the population and 8.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.50% are under the age of 18 and 9.70% are 65 or older.

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