Knoxville is a small town in Illinois with a population of approximately 3,000. Retirees can expect to fit right in, as they account for 21% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just over 42, the town's population is older than most cities in Illinois. Only 20% of residents rent in Knoxville, as the majority own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $632/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Knoxville will save around $419 compared to the state average.
Many Knoxville residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, education, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 25% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in transportation, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Knoxville workers bring in an average annual income of around $61K, about $16,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. Knoxville's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Knoxville has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Furthermore, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Knoxville residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes, quicker than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (47%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
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