These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Knoxville, TN For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Knoxville are home to the 1%.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Knoxville

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Knoxville has to offer. Where houses go for over 1.16x the national median and household incomes are 0.77x the national median.

But where exactly in Knoxville do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Downtown Knoxville where the median income is a cool $130,959.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Knoxville out of 16 for 2018:

  1. Downtown Knoxville
  2. Old City
  3. Old Sevier
  4. South Knoxville
  5. Oakwood
  6. Fourth And Gill
  7. Edgewood
  8. Old North Knoxville
  9. Mechanicsville
  10. Parkridge

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $288,173. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Knoxville.

For more Knoxville reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Knoxville and the worst neighborhoods in Knoxville.

Or, for living around Knoxville, out the best Knoxville suburbs and the worst Knoxville suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Knoxville For 2018

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Knoxville by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Downtown Knoxville, was named the richest neighborhood in Knoxville.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Fort Sanders.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Knoxville ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Knoxville For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Downtown Knoxville $42,278
2 Old City $35,313
3 Old Sevier $33,797
4 South Knoxville $31,044
5 Oakwood $29,192
6 Fourth And Gill $25,420
7 Edgewood $24,375
8 Old North Knoxville $23,165
9 Mechanicsville $22,949
10 Parkridge $20,640
11 Park City $19,771
12 Belle Morris $19,671
13 Mornngside $13,625
14 College Hills $12,876
15 Beaumont $10,267
16 Fort Sanders $8,505

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