Bristol, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 16,790 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 7,825  (46.6%)
Females: 8,965  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

42.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 24201, 24202.

Bristol Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,975 (it was $27,389 in 2000)
Bristol:

$41,975
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,035 (it was $17,311 in 2000)

Bristol city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $159,713 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Bristol:

$159,713
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $154,177; detached houses: $159,095; townhouses or other attached units: $196,594; in 2-unit structures: $137,157; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,350; mobile homes: $14,973

Median gross rent in 2017: $694.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bristol: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.6%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.1% for Black residents, 67.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 68.2% for other race residents, 77.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bristol, VA (2017)
    • 15,21486.1%White alone
    • 1,1796.7%Black alone
    • 3632.1%Two or more races
    • 3742.1%Hispanic
    • 2241.3%Other race alone
    • 430.2%American Indian alone
    • 120.07%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 140 registered sex offenders living in Bristol, Virginia as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bristol is 125 to 1.


Crime rates in Bristol by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(11.4)
3
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.5)
2
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(45.6)
9
(51.4)
11
(62.9)
14
(79.7)
5
(28.6)
11
(61.8)
8
(44.3)
5
(27.9)
6
(34.0)
5
(29.0)
7
(41.2)
9
(53.2)
15
(89.3)
9
(54.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(91.1)
16
(91.4)
17
(97.2)
15
(85.4)
11
(62.8)
10
(56.2)
13
(72.0)
17
(94.7)
7
(39.7)
8
(46.4)
9
(53.0)
7
(41.4)
3
(17.9)
3
(18.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
63
(358.8)
69
(394.1)
49
(280.3)
43
(244.8)
38
(217.1)
38
(213.6)
35
(193.9)
36
(200.6)
46
(260.8)
40
(232.2)
29
(170.8)
20
(118.3)
36
(214.3)
28
(168.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
108
(615.1)
121
(691.1)
122
(697.8)
129
(734.5)
108
(617.1)
90
(505.8)
106
(587.3)
117
(652.0)
61
(345.8)
50
(290.3)
56
(329.9)
56
(331.2)
86
(512.1)
68
(409.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
640
(3,645)
630
(3,598)
604
(3,455)
541
(3,080)
492
(2,811)
490
(2,754)
530
(2,937)
505
(2,814)
462
(2,619)
413
(2,398)
347
(2,044)
338
(1,999)
428
(2,548)
395
(2,378)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(233.5)
49
(279.9)
38
(217.3)
39
(222.1)
27
(154.3)
21
(118.0)
21
(116.4)
31
(172.7)
20
(113.4)
19
(110.3)
22
(129.6)
38
(224.7)
48
(285.8)
50
(301.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(22.8)
6
(34.3)
5
(28.6)
4
(22.8)
5
(28.6)
5
(28.1)
1
(5.5)
3
(16.7)
5
(28.3)
1
(5.8)
2
(11.8)
2
(11.8)
1
(6.0)
2
(12.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)365.9396.3340.0330.8253.1275.3274.8285.1229.3220.3198.3211.6280.3254.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bristol, VA

Crime rate in Bristol detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 72 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (35.1%), English (15.2%), Irish (8.0%), German (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 1700 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,302 people per square mile   (low).

Bristol, Virginia map

237 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,044 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,043 (1.0%)

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: +3,787 (+21.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,444 (45.7%)

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Bristol, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bristol, VA in 2017
Bristol satellite photo by USGS

Bristol tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $40,600
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bristol, VA
Historical housing units in Bristol, VA
Most common industries in Bristol, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Machinery (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.6%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Bristol, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Bristol, Virginia

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Bristol, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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.:

0.0098

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 the city 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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

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 (Full-time 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 school in Bristol:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bristol:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • SULLINS ACADEMY (Students: 248, Location: 22218 SULLINS ACADEMY DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ANNES SCHOOL (Students: 156, Location: 300 EUCLID AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Bristol

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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)
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 intellectually disabled
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 6 people in other group homes

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

For population 15 years and over in Bristol:

Marital status in Bristol, VA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bristol:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bristol
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.53 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol city:

25.5%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bristol city:

20.2%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bristol:

52.2%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bristol:

50.7%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Bristol:

28.7
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bristol:

19.3%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bristol:

9.2%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bristol:

6.9
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.4%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Bristol:

58.5%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Bristol:

78.5%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bristol, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 280$1,016,015$43,544107$89,280
Police Protection - Officers 54$226,767$50,3930$0
Firefighters 45$173,423$46,2460$0
Correction 43$138,822$38,7411$1,546
Welfare 42$130,074$37,1643$3,744
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 35$105,705$36,24221$25,354
Streets and Highways 25$81,674$39,2040$0
Solid Waste Management 25$79,982$38,3911$2,146
Parks and Recreation 24$74,969$37,4851$403
Judicial and Legal 23$91,658$47,8221$1,156
Police - Other 20$55,685$33,4110$0
Local Libraries 19$54,777$34,5968$10,711
Financial Administration 18$75,239$50,1591$1,692
Other and Unallocable 15$46,259$37,0073$3,711
Other Government Administration 7$16,627$28,5030$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$31,403$62,8060$0
Transit 5$13,673$32,8150$0
Fire - Other 1$4,134$49,6080$0
Totals for Government 687$2,416,886$42,216147$139,743

Bristol government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,709,000 ($459.14)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $95,000 ($5.66)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,691,000 ($1470.58)
    Police Protection: $9,244,000 ($550.57)
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,541,000 ($270.46)
    Regular Highways: $4,422,000 ($263.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,160,000 ($188.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,061,000 ($122.75)
    Financial Administration: $1,474,000 ($87.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,460,000 ($86.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,398,000 ($83.26)
    General Public Buildings: $1,054,000 ($62.78)
    Central Staff Services: $663,000 ($39.49)
    General - Other: $482,000 ($28.71)
    Transit Utilities: $374,000 ($22.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $353,000 ($21.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $247,000 ($14.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $859,000 ($51.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,637,000 ($573.97)
    Other - Health - Other: $2,728,000 ($162.48)
    Other - Libraries: $722,000 ($43.00)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $222,000 ($13.22)
    Other - Other Higher Education: $34,000 ($2.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,212,000 ($72.19)
    Police Protection: $893,000 ($53.19)
    Central Staff Services: $524,000 ($31.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $430,000 ($25.61)
    Public Welfare - Other: $189,000 ($11.26)
    Regular Highways: $162,000 ($9.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,658,000 ($873.02)

Bristol government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $785,000 ($46.75)
    Other: $160,000 ($9.53)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $159,000 ($9.47)
    Parking Facilities: $24,000 ($1.43)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $9,000 ($0.54)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,454,000 ($146.16)
    Other: $393,000 ($23.41)
    Transit Utilities: $164,000 ($9.77)
    Education: $126,000 ($7.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $446,000 ($26.56)
    Education: $326,000 ($19.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,904,000 ($113.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $144,000 ($8.58)
    Rents: $83,000 ($4.94)
    Sale of Property: $44,000 ($2.62)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $61,000 ($3.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $18,841,000 ($1122.16)
    Highways: $10,357,000 ($616.86)
    Other: $4,977,000 ($296.43)
    Public Welfare: $1,702,000 ($101.37)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,380,000 ($82.19)
    General Local Government Support: $1,059,000 ($63.07)
    Transit Utilities: $163,000 ($9.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($1.37)
  • Tax - Property: $16,648,000 ($991.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $9,235,000 ($550.03)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,683,000 ($219.36)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $427,000 ($25.43)
    Motor Vehicle License: $237,000 ($14.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $154,000 ($9.17)
    Amusements Sales: $128,000 ($7.62)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $109,000 ($6.49)
    Other License: $22,000 ($1.31)

Bristol government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,478,000 ($1279.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,103,000 ($1256.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $376,000 ($22.39)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $48,050,000 ($2861.82)
    End of Fiscal Year: $47,530,000 ($2830.85)

Bristol government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,252,000 ($431.92)

9.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.71%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Washington County, VA  3.14% ($32,683 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, TN  3.06% ($23,343)
from Washington County, TN  0.37% ($21,273)


9.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.71%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sullivan County, TN  3.72% ($34,368 average AGI)
to Washington County, VA  2.42% ($35,196)
to Washington County, TN  0.47% ($43,464)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Bristol fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 74Number of bridges
  • 528ft / 161mTotal length
  • $35,074,000Total costs
  • 870,168Total average daily traffic
  • 141,192Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Bristol, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 141930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 251960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bristol, VA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bristol)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bristol, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (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: 152 (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: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 168. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 241 took place in 2011, and the least - 106 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bristol, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.3%), and Outside Fires (30.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bristol, VA
    • 1,52653.3%Structure Fires
    • 87430.5%Outside Fires
    • 37913.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 832.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bristol, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bristol, Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn, 2368 Lee Hwy, Bristol, Virginia 24202 , Phone: (276) 466-3881, Fax: (276) 466-6544
  • Super 8 Motel Bristol, 2139 Lee Hwy, Bristol, Virginia 24201 , Phone: (276) 466-8800, Fax: (276) 466-6255
  • Days Inn, 1014 Old Airport Rd, Bristol, Virginia 24201 , Phone: (276) 669-9353, Fax: (276) 669-6974
  • Econo Lodge, 912 Commonwealth Ave, Bristol, Virginia 24201 , Phone: (276) 466-2112
  • Courtyard By Marriott Bristol, 3169 Linden Dr, Bristol, Virginia 24202 , Phone: (276) 591-4400, Fax: (276) 591-4402
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 121 Village Cir, Bristol, Virginia 24201 , Phone: (276) 644-4000, Fax: (276) 644-4100
  • Rodeway Inn, 2221 Euclid Ave, Bristol, Virginia 24201 , Phone: (276) 644-3570, Fax: (276) 644-3569
  • Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol, 131 Bristol East Rd, Bristol, Virginia 24201 , Phone: (276) 669-8164, Fax: (276) 669-2805
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bristol, Virginia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bristol, VA
  • 63.8%Electricity
  • 28.1%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bristol, VA
  • 79.6%Electricity
  • 15.0%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel


Bristol compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Bristol on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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