Quality, affordable health care is available through the Knoxville region’s five
general-use hospitals, offering about 2,590
beds and providing practically every imaginable specialty, including many that are
generally not found in communities of this
size. In addition, Knoxville’s East Tennessee
Children’s Hospital devotes itself exclusively to prenatal and intensive care, pediatrics
and children’s surgery. The largest hospital
in the area is the University of Tennessee
Medical Center at Knoxville, nationally renowned for its research programs in heart
disease, cancer and genetics.
country music are legendary. The Old City
and Market Square host several music festivals and free concerts throughout the year
including everything from rock to reggae,
bluegrass to blues, jazz to classic country.
Because of the influence of the TVA, the
University of Tennessee at Knoxville and
world-famous Oak Ridge, 30 miles away,
Knoxville has become known as one of the
foremost energy centers in the world.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Knoxville is home to one public and
three private institutions of higher learning. The largest and most influential by
far is the main campus of the University
of Tennessee at Knoxville with 26,000 students, which is located near downtown.
The centerpiece of a statewide university
system, it has 21 different schools and colleges. Several of the university’s programs
are highly ranked nationally.
The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB),
the Tennessee Valley Authority ( TVA), and
the environmental community are working together to provide KUB’s customers
the option of utilizing Green Power. Green
Power is electric power drawn from renewable resources that have a minimal impact
on the environment. The use of Green
Power can help ease the dependency of the
Tennessee Valley upon non-renewable resources such as coal and other fossil fuels.
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Geographic Region: Inland
Elevation: 936 feet
Winter: 49/32 Spring: 70/48
Summer: 86/47 Fall: 70/51
KnOxvILLE at a GLancE
Avg. Precipitation: 48. 33 inches/year
Median Resident Age: 33. 4
Median Household Income: $27,492
Median Home Value: $137,000
Hospital: the University of tennessee Medical center