Knoxville lies in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Mountains. These mountains provide Knoxvillians with beautiful national and state parks that have an abundance of recreational activities to choose from. Knoxville is located in Tennessee, and is the county seat of Knox County. As of 2010, the city had a population of 182,200 residents, making it the state’s third largest city.
The first people to form substantial settlements in what is now Knoxville arrived during the Woodland period (c. 1000 B.C. – A.D 1000 ). One of the oldest man-made structures in Knoxville is a burial mound constructed during the early Mississippian period (c. A.D. 1000 ). The mound is located on the University of Tennessee campus. Other prehistoric sites include an Early Woodland habitation area at the confluence of the Tennessee River and Knob Creek (near the Knox-Blount county line),and Dallas Phase Mississippian villages at Post Oak Island (also along the river near the Knox-Blount line), and at Bussell Island (at the mouth of the Little Tennessee River near Lenoir City).
Per 2010 census:
Median household income: $33,726