Demographics for Kingsport

Home to 1.2 million people in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, the 15-county Northeast Tennessee Valley Region includes the population centers of Kingsport, Tenn., Johnson City, Tenn., and Bristol in Tennessee and Virginia. Top industries include manufacturing, distribution, education, health care and a growing cluster of technology start-ups. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, the region's quality of life features numerous state parks and recreation options.

Population Breakdown



Total: 51,876
Median Age: 43.8
Avg. Household Size: 2.20


Median Household Income: $39,221
Avg. Household Income: $56,309
Per Capita Income: $25,469


Median Dwelling Age:
Median Home Value: $134,800
In Current Residence Since at Least 2010: 0


Public: 0.0%
Drive/Carpool: 94.4%
Walk/Bike/Other: 2.1%
Work at Home: 3.5%
Median Travel Time to Work: 18.1 minutes

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