Bristol, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 17,341 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.1%
 
Males: 8,068  (46.5%)
Females: 9,273  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24201, 24202.

Bristol Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,595 (it was $27,389 in 2000)
Bristol:

$31,595
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,624 (it was $17,311 in 2000)

Bristol city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $108,399 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Bristol:

$108,399
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $622.

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  • Races in Bristol, VA (2013)

    Bristol races chart
    • 16,04588.8%White alone
    • 1,1766.5%Black alone
    • 1741.0%Two or more races
    • 1640.9%Asian alone
    • 1700.9%Hispanic
    • 950.5%American Indian alone
    • 300.2%Other race alone

Races in Bristol detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bristol: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (20.3%), English (18.4%), German (13.8%), Irish (11.3%), Scottish (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 1700 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,344 people per square mile   (low).

Bristol,VA real estate house value index trend

Bristol, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Bristol:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bristol city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

286 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Bristol, Virginia as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bristol to the number of sex offenders is 294 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $896 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $853 (0.9%)

Bristol satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (22.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (123.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (447.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bristol, TN (1.8 miles ), Walnut Hill, TN (2.3 miles ), Holston Valley, TN (3.0 miles ), Blountville, TN (3.2 miles ), Bluff City-Piney Flats, TN (3.3 miles ), Bluff City, TN (3.4 miles ), Abingdon, VA (3.6 miles ), Stony Creek, TN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.61 N, Longitude: 82.18 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Birthplace of Country Music - shares this nickname with Bristol, Tennessee

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,727 (+26.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,430 (48.5%)

Area code: 276

Bristol household income distribution Bristol home values distribution

Crime rates in Bristol by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 3001230001120
per 100,000 17.00.00.05.811.417.10.00.00.05.65.511.10.0
Rapes 4347891114511856
per 100,000 22.716.823.140.345.651.462.979.728.661.844.327.934.0
Robberies 7942516161715111013177
per 100,000 39.750.323.1143.991.191.497.285.462.856.272.094.739.7
Assaults 39808162636949433838353646
per 100,000 221.2447.1467.2356.8358.8394.1280.3244.8217.1213.6193.9200.6260.8
Burglaries 7469841081081211221291089010611761
per 100,000 419.6385.6484.5621.5615.1691.1697.8734.5617.1505.8587.3652.0345.8
Thefts 509565547524640630604541492490530505462
per 100,000 2,886.33,157.53,155.33,015.53,645.13,598.43,454.63,080.32,811.12,753.72,936.62,814.02,618.9
Auto thefts 32342335414938392721213120
per 100,000 181.5190.0132.7201.4233.5279.9217.3222.1154.3118.0116.4172.7113.4
Arson 6955465455135
per 100,000 34.050.328.828.822.834.328.622.828.628.15.516.728.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 264.6283.2286.3334.7361.7391.9336.1327.0250.3272.2271.7281.9226.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bristol detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 72 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Virginia average:

2.27

Bristol tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,066 (-5.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Bristol: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bristol, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bristol-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Bristol city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 tornado 30.0 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bristol-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 146.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from Bristol center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from Bristol center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Bristol topographic map

Birthplace of: Thomas Miller (visual artist) - Designer, Terry Vance - Motorcycle racer, Beattie Feathers - College football coach, Charlie Caldwell - Football and baseball player and coach, Kelly Denton - Stock car racing driver, LaVonda Wagner - Basketball player-coach, Jim Saul - Baseball player and manager, Mark Lawson (actor) - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Bristol:

  • AMERICAN HOME CARE, LLC (2681 LEE HIGHWAY)
  • BRISTOL HOME HEALTH SERVICES (29 LANCASTER STREET)
  • DIVINE HOME CARE, INC (300 MOORE STREET SUITE A)
  • BRISTOL HEALTH CARE CTR (245 NORTH ST)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE,BRISTOL (245 NORTH STREET)

Heliports located in Bristol:

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Colleges/Universities in Bristol:

  • Virginia Intermont College (Full-time enrollment: 478; Location: 1013 Moore Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vic.edu)
  • Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College (FT enrollment: 38; Location: 100 Piedmont Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: southeastculinary.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bristol:

  • King University (about 3 miles; Bristol, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 16 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 24 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Appalachian State University (about 39 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Tusculum College (about 45 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 65 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)

Public high schools in Bristol:

Private high schools in Bristol:

  • CENTRAL BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 54; Location: 611 MARY ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MORRISON SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 139 TERRACE DR; Grades: 2 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bristol:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • ST ANNES SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 300 EUCLID AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SULLINS ACADEMY (Students: 194; Location: 22218 SULLINS ACADEMY DR; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Bristol, map of school districts: BRISTOL CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Bristol:

  • BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,629,335; Location: 701 GOODE STREET; 137,776 books; 10,086 e-books; 11,732 audio materials; 6,150 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 276 print serial subscriptions; 67 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bristol: Old Airport Road Industrial Park (A), Turner Student Center (B), Smith - Canter Gymnasium (C), President's Home - Virginia Intermont College (D), Photo House (E), Paralegal Center (F), J F Hicks Library (G), Intermont Hall (H), Harrison - Jones Hall (I), Dance Studios (J), Blevins Art Building (K), Adult Degree Center (L), Administration Hall (M), Jane Hammit Memorial Orphanage (N), J F Hicks Memorial Library (O), Hodges Hall (P), East Hall (Q), Bristol City Jail (R), Bristol City Hall (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bristol Mall Shopping Center (1), Bristol Plaza Shopping Center (2), Euclid Avenue Shopping Center (3), Giant Plaza Shopping Center (4), West Mall Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bristol include: Beaverview Church (A), Grace Mission (B), Walnut Grove Church (C), Scenic Park Church (D), Baptist Goodwill Center (E), Bnai Sholem Synagogue (F), Bradley Street Baptist Church (G), Bradley Street Methodist Church (H), Central Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Teeter Cemetery (1), Susong Cemetery (2), Citizens Cemetery (3), East Hill Cemetery (4), Sharrett Cemetery (5), Mountain View Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Beaver Creek Lake (A), Clear Creek Lake (B), Beaver Creek Impoundment (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goose Creek (A), Susong Branch (B), Clear Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bristol include: Eastern Park (1), Mumpower Park (2), Randolph Field (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Literacy Academy of Bristol (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 700 Cumberland Street) (1), Play Pack Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1061 Old Abingdon Highway) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Bristol (2368 Lee Highway) (1), Budget Inn (1973 Lee Highway) (2), Economy Inn (15528 Lee Highway) (3), Econo Lodge Bristol (912 Commonwealth Avenue) (4), Crest Motel (1924 Lee Highway) (5), Evergreen Motel (15364 Lee Highway) (6), Courtyard Marriott (3169 Linden Drive) (7), Beacon Motel (15457 Lee Highway) (8), Deluxe Inn (15598 Lee Hwy) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Bureau Of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms- Bankruptcy C (1913 Lee Highway) (1), Bristol City Of Virginia - Courthouse- Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Clerk's Of (497 Cumberland Street) (2), Bristol City Of Va - Circuit Court Clerk (497 Cumberland Street) (3), Bristol City Of Virginia - Court Appointed Special Advocate Casa (62 Euclid Avenue) (4), Bristol City Of Virginia - Courthouse- Juvenile & Domestic Relations Probation Court S (497 Cumberland Street) (5), Bristol City Of Virginia - Courthouse- General District Court (497 Cumberland Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Bristol city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.3. This is about average.

City:

79.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0520. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bristol that have no violations reported:

  • BRISTOL VIRGINIA UTILITY BOARD (Population served: 20,000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • CLEAR CREEK (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.3% for Black residents, 58.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 74.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.4%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Bristol in 2010:

  • 215 people in college/university student housing
  • 124 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 38 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Bristol in 2000:

  • 271 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 156 people in nursing homes
  • 96 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 6 people in other group homes

Bristol, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Bristol compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with most branches in Bristol (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: State Street Branch, Lee Highway Drive-In, Euclid Avenue Branch, Lee Highway Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The First Bank and Trust Company: East Bristol Branch, Mortgage Office Branch, State Street Branch. Info updated 2007/04/05: Bank assets: $1,247.0 mil, Deposits: $1,102.9 mil, headquarters in Lebanon, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc.
  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Commonwealth Ave Branch at 75 Commonwealth Ave, branch established on 2004/10/07; Bristol Office Branch at 101 Linden Square Drive, branch established on 2003/12/18. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • Highlands Union Bank: Bristol Branch at 999 Old Airport Road, branch established on 1988/09/10; Bristol Branch at 821 Commonwealth Avenue, branch established on 1995/12/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $620.6 mil, Deposits: $516.2 mil, headquarters in Abingdon, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Bankshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Lee Highway Branch at 7 Clear Creek Road, branch established on 2007/11/05; State Line Centre Branch at 43 Midway Street, branch established on 1998/11/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • TriSummit Bank: Bristol Financial Center Branch at 425 State Street, branch established on 2007/03/06. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $278.6 mil, Deposits: $223.0 mil, headquarters in Kingsport, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Citizens Bank: Bonham Road Branch at 110 Bonham Road, branch established on 2000/11/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $608.7 mil, Deposits: $499.0 mil, headquarters in Elizabethton, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Citco Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Bristol State Street Branch at 901 West State Street, branch established on 2004/06/14. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Midway Branch at 18 Midway Street, branch established on 1997/09/05. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bristol, Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn, 2368 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 24202 , Phone: (276) 466-3881, Fax: (276) 466-6544
  • Super 8 Motel Bristol, 2139 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 24201 , Phone: (276) 466-8800, Fax: (276) 466-6255
  • La Quinta Inn #933 - Bristol, 1014 Old Airport Rd, Bristol, VA 24201 , Phone: (276) 669-9353, Fax: (276) 669-6974
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 3005 Linden Dr, Bristol, VA 24202 , Phone: (276) 466-4100, Fax: (276) 466-9521
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 2221 Euclid Ave, Bristol, VA 24201 , Phone: (276) 669-7171, Fax: (276) 669-7171
  • Econo Lodge, 912 Commonwealth Ave, Bristol, VA 24201 , Phone: (276) 466-2112
  • Knights Inn, 2221-2 Euclid Ave, Bristol, VA 24201 , Phone: (276) 669-7171, Fax: (276) 669-7171
  • Courtyard By Marriott Bristol, 3169 Linden Dr, Bristol, VA 24202 , Phone: (276) 591-4400, Fax: (276) 591-4402
  • Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol, 131 Bristol East Rd, Bristol, VA 24201 , Phone: (276) 669-8164, Fax: (276) 669-2805
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bristol, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Virginia average:

12.3

Bristol travel time to work - commute Bristol mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (0%)

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Religion statistics for Bristol city (based on Bristol city County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,75440
Mainline Protestant3,70812
Catholic1,6791
Other1,1191
Black Protestant1201
Orthodox401
None1,415-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Bristol city:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Bristol city:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Bristol city:

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

15.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol city:

25.5%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.2%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 20$77,103$46,2621$1,027
Other Government Administration 7$17,422$29,8660$0
Judicial and Legal 24$91,934$45,9672$1,804
Police Protection - Officers 65$258,843$47,7860$0
Police - Other 7$16,032$27,4830$0
Firefighters 41$154,708$45,2800$0
Fire - Other 1$3,635$43,6200$0
Correction 44$130,996$35,7262$3,173
Streets and Highways 27$85,031$37,7920$0
Welfare 43$134,461$37,5242$4,111
Solid Waste Management 34$101,786$35,9240$0
Parks and Recreation 27$85,640$38,0623$2,863
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$22,946$55,0700$0
Transit 7$20,973$35,9540$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 247$1,386,420$67,3560$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 30$72,872$29,149165$219,531
Local Libraries 23$65,074$33,9527$8,615
Other and Unallocable 10$25,882$31,0585$5,688
Totals for Government 662$2,751,758$49,881187$246,812

Bristol government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $35,521,000 ($2048.38)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $22,568,000 ($1301.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $6,401,000 ($369.13)
    Police Protection: $5,419,000 ($312.50)
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,143,000 ($296.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,562,000 ($263.08)
    Regular Highways: $3,991,000 ($230.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,593,000 ($207.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,452,000 ($199.07)
    Correctional Institutions: $3,179,000 ($183.32)
    Sewerage: $2,436,000 ($140.48)
    Water Utilities: $1,827,000 ($105.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,600,000 ($92.27)
    Financial Administration: $1,250,000 ($72.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,040,000 ($59.97)
    Central Staff Services: $1,025,000 ($59.11)
    Health - Other: $768,000 ($44.29)
    Transit Utilities: $528,000 ($30.45)
    General - Other: $333,000 ($19.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $246,000 ($14.19)
    General Public Buildings: $225,000 ($12.98)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $773,000 ($44.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,626,000 ($266.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,311,000 ($594.60)
    Electric Utilities: $2,342,000 ($135.06)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,409,000 ($81.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $574,000 ($33.10)
    Water Utilities: $561,000 ($32.35)
    Sewerage: $181,000 ($10.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($2.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,109,000 ($2658.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($8.42)

Bristol government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,579,000 ($494.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,155,000 ($239.61)
    Sewerage: $3,287,000 ($189.55)
    All Other: $1,430,000 ($82.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000 ($26.70)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $30,000 ($1.73)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $14,000 ($0.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $175,000 ($10.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $896,000 ($51.67)
    Interest Earnings: $794,000 ($45.79)
    General Revenue, NEC: $628,000 ($36.21)
    Sale of Property: $435,000 ($25.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $187,000 ($10.78)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $39,197,000 ($2260.37)
    Water Utilities: $3,139,000 ($181.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $12,736,000 ($734.44)
    All Other: $8,614,000 ($496.74)
    Public Welfare: $3,319,000 ($191.40)
    Highways: $2,263,000 ($130.50)
    General Local Government Support: $1,207,000 ($69.60)
  • Tax - Property: $11,257,000 ($649.16)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,933,000 ($284.47)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,675,000 ($211.93)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,363,000 ($78.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $525,000 ($30.28)
    Other License: $86,000 ($4.96)

Bristol government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,499,000 ($6199.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,871,000 ($6105.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,925,000 ($284.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,297,000 ($190.13)

Bristol government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,860,000 ($1145.26)

10.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.69%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sullivan County, TN  3.23% ($20,985 average AGI)
from Washington County, VA  3.10% ($28,948)
from Russell County, VA  0.34% ($26,952)


9.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.95%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sullivan County, TN  3.54% ($25,958 average AGI)
to Washington County, VA  2.72% ($33,108)
to Washington County, TN  0.38% ($33,348)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOPI (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: HOLTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W213AN (90.5 FM; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W249AK (97.7 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WFHG-FM (92.7 FM; ABINGDON, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKJV-LP (100.5 FM; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BELLE MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Bristol:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOPI-CA (Channel 9; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPT-TV (Channel 19; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJHL-TV (Channel 11; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPK-CA (Channel 36; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFG (Channel 68; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Bristol fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bristol)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bristol, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bristol)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bristol)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 174
  • Hazardous Condition: 87
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 16

Incident types - Bristol

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bristol, VA
Most common first names in Bristol, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James34972.5 years
William31672.8 years
Mary31077.9 years
John23374.8 years
Robert21071.6 years
Charles18373.1 years
George13575.1 years
Margaret12279.4 years
Virginia9177.0 years
Ruth8378.1 years
Most common last names in Bristol, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15075.2 years
Leonard15076.2 years
Fleenor12276.0 years
Booher8576.4 years
Miller7978.7 years
Worley7472.9 years
Jones7274.4 years
Johnson6775.7 years
Williams6675.8 years
Moore6575.5 years
Businesses in Bristol, VA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices2
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Blockbuster2Nike1
Burger King1Office Depot1
CVS1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback1
Comfort Inn1Outback Steakhouse1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Dairy Queen1PetSmart1
Deb1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx4Rue211
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop2Sam's Club1
H&R Block2Sears2
Hardee's2Spencer Gifts1
Holiday Inn1Sprint Nextel2
Home Depot1Starbucks2
Howard Johnson1Subway2
IHOP1Super 81
JCPenney1T-Mobile3
KFC1T.J.Maxx1
Kincaid2Taco Bell1
Knights Inn1Target1
Kroger1U-Haul2
La Quinta1UPS9
La-Z-Boy2Vans1
Lane Furniture2Verizon Wireless1
LensCrafters1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's2
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