Knighton (population 3,172) is a tiny market town and also area in main Powys (previously Radnorshire), Wales, on the Teme and also the England-- Wales boundary. A tiny part of the community, including Knighton railway station, is in Shropshire, England. This Anglo-Saxon settlement later on came to be a Norman fortified town. The community has a range of shops serving a big rural hinterland and using 18% of the energetic population and also is, after production (18.81%), the largest work sector. Otherwise, and alike with several villages, Knighton has little market. A lot of youngsters leave after finishing their education. Tourist is essential and also, subsequently, the area was struck hard by the foot as well as mouth epidemic of 2001. Although incomes are reduced and 20%+ of homes have no vehicle, Knighton has a joblessness price (2001) of just 2.88%. Duty for economic growth lies with the Welsh Assembly Government. Knighton seclusion makes it a not likely option for the traveler and, subsequently, the majority of the working population (69.45% in 2001) work within a 12 miles (19 km) Traveling to Workplace. The Welsh name, Tref-y-clawdd, suggesting "town on the dyke", was first recorded in 1262 and officially provided to the community in 1971. The name Knighton probably stems from the Old English words cniht (a soldier, individual fan, young man, servant, thane or freeman) as well as tun (farm, settlement or homestead). Therefore it may have been founded with a grant of land to freemen.