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Knoxville, Tennessee
Louisville, Kentucky
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Knoxville is 24% less densely populated than Louisville.
People are 7% less likely to be married in Louisville.
The Median Age is 3.4 years younger in Knoxville.

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PEOPLE
 Knoxville, TNLouisville, KYUnited States
 Population185,291615,366321,418,820
 Population - 2010178,202586,994308,745,538
 Population - 2000173,890584,729285,036,114
 Population - 1990165,121564,366251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now12.22%9.04%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.56%5.24%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,8812,33391
 Land Area992643,531,905
 Water Area612264,837
 Median Age33.837.237.4
 Female Population51.89%51.75%50.81%
 Male Population48.12%48.25%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Knoxville, TNLouisville, KYUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.00%6.69%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.86%6.22%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.68%6.58%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.78%3.83%4.03%
 Age 18 to 207.41%3.97%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2410.03%5.50%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.97%14.35%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.38%12.79%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.86%14.24%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.80%6.82%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.26%5.91%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.55%7.03%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.47%4.23%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.96%1.84%1.85%
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 RACE
 Knoxville, TNLouisville, KYUnited States
 White73.60%67.89%62.77%
 Black17.25%22.37%12.24%
 Asian1.69%2.24%4.95%
 Native American0.23%0.12%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.04%0.04%0.16%
 Other0.24%0.09%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.21%2.62%2.13%
 Hispanic4.74%4.65%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic95.26%95.35%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Knoxville, TNLouisville, KYUnited States
 Households82,079244,662116,211,000
 Family Households38,273147,68976,958,100
 Non Family Households43,80696,97339,253,000
 Household Size2.12.422.63
 Married Population37.41%44.67%50.58%
 Single Population62.59%55.33%49.42%
 Now Married35.20%42.33%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.21%2.34%2.17%
 Never Married41.03%35.20%32.55%
 Widowed7.04%6.48%5.95%
 Divorced14.52%13.65%10.92%
 Married, w/children24.45%26.35%31.68%
 Married, no children40.71%39.09%41.44%
 Single, w/children22.56%22.64%16.94%
 Single, no children12.28%11.92%9.95%
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