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Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 173,890. It is the county seat of Knox County6.

Geography Knoxville is located at 35°58'22" North, 83°56'32" West (35.972882, -83.942161)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 254.1 km² (98.1 mi²). 240.0 km² (92.7 mi²) of it is land and 14.1 km² (5.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.54% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 173,890 people, 76,650 households, and 40,164 families residing in the city. The population density is 724.6/km² (1,876.7/mi²). There are 84,981 housing units at an average density of 354.1/km² (917.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 79.71% White, 16.20% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 76,650 households out of which 22.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% are married couples living together, 13.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 47.6% are non-families. 38.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.12 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the city the population is spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,492, and the median income for a family is $37,708. Males have a median income of $29,070 versus $22,593 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,171. 20.8% of the population and 14.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.1% are under the age of 18 and 12.0% are 65 or older.

Education Knoxville is the home of the University of Tennessee's primary campus. Founded in 1794, it now has an enrollment of 28,000 students, with 11,000 faculty and staff. It is known for its women's basketball team, the Lady Volunteers, which won six national championships between 1987 and 1998, as well as the men's football team, which beat Florida State for the 1998 national championship. Also noteable at UT are the Body Farm (http://www.cnn.com/2000/HEALTH/10/31/body.farm/) and the invention of SNMP (http://www.snmp.com/news/15anniversary), the Simple Network Management Protocol.



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