The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Knoxville, TN For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Knoxville.

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 1.37x the national median and household incomes are 0.64x the national median.

But where exactly in Knoxville do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Oakwood where the median income is a cool $35,110.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Knoxville out of 16 for 2021.

The Richest Neighborhoods In Knoxville For 2021

  1. Oakwood (Homes)
  2. South Knoxville (Homes)
  3. Old City (Homes)
  4. Old Sevier (Homes)
  5. Downtown Knoxville (Homes)

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Knoxville for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Oakwood looks to be the richest Knoxville neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $273,714. 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. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

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.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Knoxville For 2021

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?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

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

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Beaumont.

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

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Knoxville For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Oakwood $35,110
2 South Knoxville $31,400
3 Old City $29,938
4 Old Sevier $28,590
5 Downtown Knoxville $27,173
6 Parkridge $26,346
7 Fourth And Gill $25,958
8 Old North Knoxville $24,104
9 Mechanicsville $22,709
10 Edgewood $22,386
11 Park City $21,929
12 Belle Morris $21,542
13 Mornngside $18,425
14 College Hills $14,246
15 Fort Sanders $14,153
16 Beaumont $11,611

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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