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Welcome to Knoxville ...
Knoxville was established in 1786.
When the people of Knoxville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Knoxvillian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Knoxville has a population of 187,532 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Knoxville is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.
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).
Knoxville is located in the (865) area code.
Websites for Knoxville ...
Official Website: www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/
Junior League: www.jlknoxville.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Knoxville had an population of 187,532 people. This is an increase of 4.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.85% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Knoxville had a population of 178,874 people (or 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 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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Knoxville.
Communities Also Named Knoxville ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Knoxville ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Knoxville.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Knoxville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Knoxville.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Knoxville.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Knoxville. Our list includes 197 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Knoxville to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Knoxville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Knoxville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Knoxville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Knoxville.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Knoxville: www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/
The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Sep 2023