Knox County KY Information


Knox County Subdivisions

Knox County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,091
Population in Households 32,406
Population in Familes 26,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 685
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $28,813
Average Household Income $43,739
Per Capita Income $17,589


Total Housing Units 15,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,638 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,483 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,003 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $88,216
Average Home Value $104,373


Total Households 13,121
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 8,755
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.35%
Households 0.38% 0.32%
Families 0.17% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.54%


Knox County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knox County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 74th
Population Density # 44 64th
Diversity Index # 91 25th
Median Household Income # 110 9th
Per Capita Income # 109 10th

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