Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
308,386
0.381% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
45.7
0.219% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
2.63% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,644
8.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,500
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
130,419
1.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA had a population of 308k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $53,644. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA grew from 307,215 to 308,386, a 0.381% increase and its median household income grew from $49,392 to $53,644, a 8.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.778%), and White (Hispanic) (0.725%).

None of the households in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA are Northeast State Community College (221908) (1,219 degrees awarded in 2022), Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) (704 degrees), and King University (633 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was $166,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%.

Most people in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was 2 cars per household.

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA borders Big Stone Gap, VA, Greeneville, TN, Johnson City, TN, Knoxville, TN, and Morristown, TN.

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Population & Diversity

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA is home to a population of 308k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.35% of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA residents were born outside of the country (4.17k people).

In 2022, there were 44.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (287k people) in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    287k ± 433
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.44k ± 679
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.84k ± 540
2.01%
Hispanic Population
6.2k people

In 2022, there were 44.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (287k people) in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.01% of the people in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA are hispanic (6.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    144,301 ± 13,077 people
  2. India
    122,493 ± 11,448 people
  3. El Salvador
    117,507 ± 10,445 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia and Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 144,301 Virginia and Tennessee residents, followed by India with 122,493 and El Salvador with 117,507.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.17k people
1.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.09k people

As of 2022, 1.35% of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA residents (4.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,068 ± 635
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,385 ± 452
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,337 ± 438

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA employs 130k people. The largest industries in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA are Manufacturing (21,171 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,652 people), and Retail Trade (17,143 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,879), Utilities ($67,546), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,574).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

130k
2022 Value
± 2,867
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 2.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 129k employees to 130k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,063 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,625 people), and Management Occupations (11,814 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

130k
2022 Value
± 2,867
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 2.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 129k employees to 130k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, are Manufacturing (21,171 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,652 people), and Retail Trade (17,143 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, though some of these residents may live in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,012
Median earning men ± $1,116
$32,380
Median earning women ± $903

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,042), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,695), and Public Administration ($56,781).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,523), Public Administration ($42,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,234).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,659
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,795
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,398
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee and Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.26%).

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Marsha Blackburn, and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia and Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia and Tennessee is currently represented by 20 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia and Tennessee

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Marsha Blackburn, and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Virginia and Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia and Tennessee

Virginia and Tennessee is currently represented by 20 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia and Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA awarded 2,933 degrees. The student population of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,274 male students and 5,655 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA are White (2,576 and 88.2%), followed by Black or African American (108 and 3.7%), Unknown (90 and 3.08%), and Two or More Races (67 and 2.29%).

The largest universities in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA by number of degrees awarded are Northeast State Community College (221908) (1,219 and 41.6%), Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) (704 and 24%), and King University (633 and 21.6%).

The most popular majors in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (643 and 21.9%), Registered Nursing (227 and 7.74%), and General Business Administration & Management (203 and 6.92%).

The median tuition cost in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA for private four year colleges is $33,221.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,929 (43% men and 57% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,929 students enrolled in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, 43% men and 57% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,398 records, of which 58.1% were women and 41.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 641 degrees awarded
  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was Industrial Technology with 56 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,219 degrees awarded
  2. 704 degrees awarded
  3. 633 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast State Community College (221908) with 1,219 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, which is 0.687 times less than the 1,739 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,576 degrees mean that there were 23.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 108 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,221) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,249) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.832% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.45M), Some college (2.6M), and Bachelors Degree (2.43M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was $166,500 in 2022, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,700 to $166,500, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA is 73.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA is $53,644. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $170,463, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $164,536 and $145,165.

Property

$166,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,518
$94,925
Median Property Taxes
±$2,070

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.9% of the housing units in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $170,463, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $164,536 and $145,165.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,644
Median Household Income
± $1,173
129k
Number of Households
± 2,765

In 2022, the median household income of the 129k households in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA grew to $53,644 from the previous year's value of $49,392.

The following chart displays the households in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA is from Virginia and Tennessee.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 and income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.46%)
  3. Carpooled (6.45%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.46%) and those who carpooled to work (6.45%).

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA (45.9k out of 303k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1310 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia
1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,310 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,325 patients).

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia and Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.23%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
2.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA grew by 0.0756% from 9.23% to 9.23%.

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