Living in Bristol, TN

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Bristol SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
5
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
7
Commute
8

Bristol, TN Crime Report

1,008
Total Crimes
3,752.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
46.10%
Above National Average

Bristol, TN Cost Of Living

85
Bristol's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Bristol, Tennessee Info Snack

Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 26,702 at the 2010 census. It is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia, which lies directly across the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. The boundary between the two cities is also the state line, which runs along State Street in their common downtown district. Bristol is a principal city of the KingsportBristolBristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson CityKingsportBristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.
Population
26,766
Unemployment
7.0%
Poverty
18.7%
Median Home
$121,500
Median Income
$40,477
Median Rent
$662

Bristol, TN Photos

Rankings for Bristol in Tennessee

Best Places Around Bristol

1

Bloomingdale, TN
Population 8,660

2

Kingsport, TN
Population 53,115

3

Elizabethton, TN
Population 13,555

4

Bristol, VA
Population 16,843

5

Abingdon, VA
Population 8,020

Map Of Bristol, TN

Population over time in Bristol

Year Population % Change
2017 26,766 0.4%
2016 26,668 -0.2%
2015 26,734 0.2%
2014 26,674 -0.1%
2013 26,705 0.1%
2012 26,681 0.2%
2011 26,639 0.2%
2010 26,578 0.6%
2009 26,427 -
Crime/100k Bristol TN USA
Violent Crime 562.1 623.7 368.9
Murder 0.0 7.4 5.0
Robbery 59.6 106.2 86.2
Aggravated Assault 435.5 468.5 246.8
Property Crime 3190.3 2825.4 2199.5
Burglary 435.5 489.4 376.0
Larceny 2442.0 2034.1 1594.6
Car Theft 312.7 301.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bristol

White
91.4% (24,466)
African American
3.3% (879)
American Indian
0.0% (12)
Asian
0.6% (157)
Hawaiian
0.0% (5)
Other
0.1% (30)
Two Or More
2.5% (664)
Hispanic
2.1% (553)
Race Bristol TN USA
White 91.4% 74.0% 61.1%
African American 3.3% 16.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.5% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.1% 5.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Bristol, Tennessee

Less than $10,000
8.8% (235,433)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (186,442)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.8% (423,268)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.5% (307,874)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.6% (391,924)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.1% (483,636)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.5% (282,333)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.6% (229,396)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.9% (78,245)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (58,045)
Income Bristol TN USA
Less than $10,000 8.8% 7.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.8% 11.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.5% 10.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.6% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.1% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.5% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.6% 12.0% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 4.3% 7.0%

Gender in Bristol

Female
52.3% (14,009)
Male
47.7% (12,757)
Gender Bristol TN USA
Female 52.3% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 47.7% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bristol for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,338)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (2,141)
High School / GED
33.0% (8,832)
Some College
21.0% (5,620)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (2,141)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (4,282)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,605)
Professional Degree
2.0% (535)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (267)
Education Bristol TN USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 32.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Bristol

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

There isn't as much to do as preferred, but if you are looking for a quiet semi rural area Bristol is great. Some areas do have a higher drug problem, schools are good with dedicated teachers.

Certain areas of Bristol can be pretty drug filled. Steele Creek Park is a great spot to visit for hiking, play grounds, train ride, picnics, and paddle boats. They have a huge nature center with plenty of attractions for the little ones.

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