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Welcome to Knoxville ...

The city of Knoxville is located in Knox County and is the County Seat for Knox County.

When the people of Knoxville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Knoxvillian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Knoxville has a population of 187,500 people<2> (see below for details).

Knoxville was established in 1786.

The community of Knoxville is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Knoxville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Knoxville (for example, toward Rogers), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Knoxville: (865)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Knoxville had a population of 178,874 people (which is 41.38% of the total population of Knox County). This makes Knoxville the county's most populous community.

The population of Knoxville represents 2.82% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 178,874 people, the population of Knoxville increased 2.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 173,890 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Knoxville had an population of 187,500 people. This is an increase of 4.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.83% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Knoxville.

Communities Also Named Knoxville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Knoxville - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Knoxville.

Websites for Knoxville ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Knoxville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Knoxville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Knoxville. Our list includes 197 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Knoxville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Knoxville ...

Looking for more information about Knoxville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Knoxville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Knoxville.

Communities near Knoxville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kodak   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the East (E) of Knoxville

Located in Sevier County

Maryville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Knoxville

Located in Blount County

Farragut   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Knoxville

Spring Hill   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Knoxville

Located in Anderson County

Seymour Heights   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Knoxville

Located in Sevier County

Alcoa   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Knoxville

Located in Blount County

Clinton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Knoxville

Located in Anderson County

Cowan Springs   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Knoxville

Located in Blount County

Aldenwood Park   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Knoxville

Fairway Estates   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Knoxville

Located in Blount County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Knoxville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Knox County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Knoxville:

The official website for Knox County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Knoxville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Knoxville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Knoxville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Knoxville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Knoxville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Knoxville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Knoxville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knoxville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9648, Longitude: -83.9237     [Map].

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