Kingsport, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 53,374 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.9%
 
Males: 24,869  (46.6%)
Females: 28,505  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

44.7 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37664, 37857.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,597 (it was $30,524 in 2000)
Kingsport:

$41,597
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,112 (it was $20,549 in 2000)

Kingsport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $149,047 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Kingsport:

$149,047
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,198; detached houses: $190,332; townhouses or other attached units: $166,243; in 2-unit structures: $73,350; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,368; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,664; mobile homes: $114,577

Median gross rent in 2017: $646.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kingsport: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 50.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.4% for American Indian residents, 4.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.3% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kingsport, TN (2017)
    • 48,32190.1%White alone
    • 1,7553.3%Black alone
    • 1,5522.9%Hispanic
    • 1,3142.4%Two or more races
    • 4240.8%Asian alone
    • 810.2%American Indian alone
    • 960.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 190.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 192 registered sex offenders living in Kingsport, Tennessee as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kingsport is 280 to 1.


Crime rates in Kingsport by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(6.7)
3
(6.7)
2
(4.5)
2
(4.5)
4
(9.0)
1
(2.2)
3
(6.2)
2
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.8)
5
(9.4)
1
(1.9)
3
(5.7)
4
(7.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
32
(71.9)
29
(64.9)
21
(47.6)
18
(40.6)
25
(56.3)
26
(58.3)
22
(45.2)
31
(62.5)
16
(31.1)
20
(37.7)
30
(56.5)
18
(33.9)
17
(32.2)
21
(39.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
71
(159.4)
79
(176.8)
57
(129.3)
53
(119.5)
56
(126.1)
52
(116.6)
62
(127.5)
50
(100.7)
31
(60.2)
35
(66.0)
50
(94.2)
71
(133.8)
58
(109.8)
43
(80.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
297
(666.9)
276
(617.6)
255
(578.5)
301
(678.7)
315
(709.4)
298
(668.4)
341
(701.1)
284
(572.1)
220
(427.2)
262
(494.2)
261
(491.6)
279
(525.8)
303
(573.8)
336
(628.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
521
(1,170)
440
(984.5)
521
(1,182)
542
(1,222)
474
(1,068)
509
(1,142)
552
(1,135)
431
(868.3)
381
(739.9)
356
(671.6)
369
(695.0)
374
(704.9)
377
(713.9)
348
(650.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,553
(5,733)
2,062
(4,614)
2,395
(5,433)
2,083
(4,697)
2,328
(5,243)
2,257
(5,062)
2,556
(5,255)
2,387
(4,809)
2,151
(4,177)
2,130
(4,018)
2,094
(3,944)
1,973
(3,719)
2,303
(4,361)
2,164
(4,048)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
179
(401.9)
165
(369.2)
148
(335.8)
139
(313.4)
94
(211.7)
98
(219.8)
132
(271.4)
132
(265.9)
125
(242.7)
145
(273.5)
145
(273.1)
154
(290.2)
204
(386.3)
289
(540.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
19
(42.7)
9
(20.1)
20
(45.4)
25
(56.4)
18
(40.5)
15
(33.6)
12
(24.7)
14
(28.2)
10
(19.4)
13
(24.5)
9
(17.0)
10
(18.8)
4
(7.6)
8
(15.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)595.5524.9528.6511.6544.2519.8538.3477.1366.6386.0418.9397.5440.1446.9

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City-data.com crime index in Kingsport, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 140 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (35.6%), English (10.5%), Irish (7.9%), German (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), European (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1917

Elevation: 1208 feet

Land area: 44.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,211 people per square mile   (low).

Kingsport, Tennessee map

1,203 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,450 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,328 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (16.8 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (132.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (458.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bloomingdale, TN (1.9 miles ),
Colonial Heights, TN (2.1 miles ),
Weber City, VA (2.5 miles ),
Mount Carmel, TN (2.5 miles ),
Gate City, VA (2.7 miles ),
Spurgeon, TN (2.8 miles ),
Gray, TN (3.0 miles ),
Fall Branch, TN (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 36.54 N, Longitude: 82.54 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Model City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +23,917 (+45.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,890 (66.1%)

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Kingsport, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kingsport, TN in 2017
Kingsport satellite photo by USGS

Kingsport tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 202 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1998: 135 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1999: 123 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2000: 91 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2001: 85 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2002: 93 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2003: 142 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2004: 165 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2005: 154 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2006: 180 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2007: 111 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2008: 101 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2009: 74 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2010: 69 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2011: 66 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2012: 77 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2013: 87 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2014: 89 buildings, average cost: $220,600
  • 2015: 78 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2016: 88 buildings, average cost: $253,300
  • 2017: 102 buildings, average cost: $216,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Kingsport, TN residents
Average permit cost in Kingsport, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Kingsport, TN
Historical housing units in Kingsport, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +2,603 (+6.2%).
Most common industries in Kingsport, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Chemicals (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Chemicals (13.5%)
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Chemicals (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Kingsport, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in Kingsport, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kingsport, Tennessee 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 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
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 1.1 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 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

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

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the Kingsport city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 40.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kingsport-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee 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 138.7 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 94.3 miles away from Kingsport center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 53.2 miles away from Kingsport center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from Kingsport center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 184.3 miles away from Kingsport center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 133.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kingsport topographic map

Main business address for: EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO (PLASTICS, MATERIALS, SYNTH RESINS & NONVULCAN ELASTOMERS).

Hospitals in Kingsport:

  • (CLOSED) INDIAN PATH PAVILION (provides emergency services, 2300 PAVILION DRIVE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (113 CASSEL DRIVE)
  • HOSPICE OF HOLSTON VALLEY HOSP MED CTR (E MAIN ST BOX 238)
  • HOSPICE OF HOLSTON VALLEY HOSPITAL (112 E MAIN STREET)
  • INDIAN PATH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2000 BROOKSIDE DR)
  • WELLMONT HOLSTON VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 130 WEST RAVINE ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Kingsport:

  • ASBURY PLACE AT KINGSPORT (100 NETHERLAND LANE)
  • BROOKHAVEN MANOR (2035 STONEBROOK PLACE)
  • HILLSIDE MANOR (3641 MEMORIAL BLVD)
  • HOLSTON MANOR (3641 MEMORIAL BLVD)
  • HOLSTON VALLEY HOSPITAL SNF (130 WEST RAVINE ROAD)
  • INDIAN PATH MEDICAL CENTER TRANSITIONAL CARE (2000 BROOKSIDE DRIVE)
  • WEXFORD HOUSE, THE (2421 JOHN B DENNIS HIGHWAY)

Dialysis Facilities in Kingsport:

  • FMC KINGSPORT (2002 BROOKSIDE DRIVE SUITE 101)
  • FMC WEST KINGSPORT (3600 NETHERLAND INN ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Kingsport:

  • ADVANCED HOME CARE INC (105 JACK WHITE DRIVE)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SVS KINGSPORT (2004 AMERICAN WAY SUITE 121)

Airports and heliports located in Kingsport:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingsport:

  • Northeast State Community College (about 9 miles; Blountville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 19 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • King University (about 22 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Tusculum College (about 29 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Walters State Community College (about 46 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Appalachian State University (about 53 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)

Public high schools in Kingsport:

Private high schools in Kingsport:

  • CEDAR VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 197, Location: 1900 FLANDERS ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 43, Location: 2401 N JOHN B DENNIS HWY, Grades: T1-12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 29, Location: 145 SHIPP SPRINGS RD, Grades: 1-12)
  • APOSTOLIC GOSPEL ACADEMY (Students: 28, Location: 1780 GRANBY RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY SERVICES (Students: 4, Location: 6145 TEMPLE STAR RD, Grades: 9-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Kingsport:

Private elementary/middle school in Kingsport:

  • ST DOMINIC SCHOOL (Students: 102, Location: 1474 E CENTER ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Kingsport

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Kingsport is the geographic center of the Eastern United States which is at the I-26 and I-81 interstate interchange.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kingsport: Church Circle (A), Kingsport Rifle Range (B), Ridgefields Golf and Country Club (C), Valley Grove Farm (D), Kingsport City Landfill (E), Kingsport Wastewater Treatment Plant (F), Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Number 2427 (G), Meadow View Golf Course (H), Kingsport Fire Department Station 1 (I), Warriors Path Volunteer Fire Department (J), Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department (K), Kingsport Fire Department Station 2 (L), Kingsport City Hall (M), Riverview Recreation Center (N), HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport (O), Eastman Chemical Company (P), Holston Army Ammunition Plant Fire Department (Q), Kingsport Fine Arts Center (R), Kingsport Fire Department Station 3 (S), Kingsport Fire Department Station 4 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Allandale Market Place Shopping Center (1), Southland Shopping Center (2), Parkway Plaza Shopping Center (3), Midtown Shopping Center (4), Kingsport Mall Shopping Center (5), Kings Giant Plaza Shopping Center (6), Green Acres Shopping Center (7), Fort Henry Mall Shopping Center (8), Crown Point Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Kingsport: EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kingsport include: Fairview Church (A), Belvue Christian Church (B), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D), Central Baptist Church (E), Concordia Lutheran Church (F), Ebenezer Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Broad Street United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hunt Cemetery (1), Thomas Cemetery (2), Waterman Cemetery (3), Webb Cemetery (4), Wilson Cemetery (5), Barnes Cemetery (6), Bear Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bays Mountain Reservoir (A), Kingsport Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Holston River (A), Horse Creek (B), Gravelly Branch (C), Camp-meeting Creek (D), Gaines Branch (E), Stidman Branch (F), Rocksprings Branch (G), Cooks Valley Branch (H), Clark Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kingsport include: Riverfront Park (1), J Fred Johnson Park (2), Eastman Recreation Area (3), Cloud Park (4), Centennial Boat Yard Park (5), Bays Mountain Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kingsport City of City Hall Info (Museums; 225 West Center Street) (1), Exchange Place (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4812 Orebank Road) (2), Netherland Inn Associates Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 121 Shirley Street) (3), Mirthaven Farm (Petting Zoos; 2633 Reservoir Road) (4), Gold Mine 20 (Amusement & Theme Parks; Fort Henry Mall) (5), Lazer Venture (Amusement & Theme Parks; 321 Broad Street) (6), Rainbow's End Floral (214 East Center Street Suite 100) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn South (4624 Fairlane Drive) (1), Eugene's (2005 Lamasa Drive) (2), Holiday Inn Express Kingsport (4234 Fort Henry Dr) (3), Cleeks Motel (2760 East Stone Drive) (4), Garden Basket (3109 Memorial Boulevard) (5), Garden Inn Motel (1535 Fort Henry Drive) (6), Hampton Inn Kingsport (2000 Enterprise Place) (7), Comfort Inn Kingsport (100 Indian Center Court) (8), Greenwood Motel (1778 Fort Henry Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Sullivan County - Health Department- Juvenile Court- Division I (200 Shelby Street) (1), Sullivan County - General Sessions Court- Division Ii & Iii (200 Shelby) (2), Sullivan County - General Sessions Court- Chancery Court Clerk & Master- Division II & (200 Shelby Street) (3), Sullivan County - Chancery Court Clerk & Master- County Clerk- Circuit Court Law C (225 West Center Street) (4), Sullivan County of Continued - Juvenile Court (225 West Center Street) (5), Sullivan County - Health Department- Judge-Circuit Court Part II (200 Shelby Street) (6), Sullivan County - Chancery Court Clerk & Master (225 West Center Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Gerald Sensabaugh - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Jun 13, 1983), James Frazier Barker - University president, Ken Mellons - Male singer, Matt Mahaffey - Rock musician, Cripple Clarence Lofton - Blues singer, Michael Clark II - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 5/4/69), Barry Bales - Guitarist, Brownie McGhee - (1915-1996), musician, Denny Crawford - Football player, Lisa Alther - Novelist.

Sullivan 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 Kingsport and their reported violations in the past:

KINGSPORT WATER DEPT (Population served: 91,499, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
BLOOMINGDALE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 13,191, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2010), St Civil Case under development (MAR-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2011), St Civil Case under development (DEC-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-15-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Civil Case under development (MAR-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2011), St Civil Case under development (DEC-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-15-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-27-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-08-2009), St Civil Case under development (MAR-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2011), St Civil Case under development (DEC-19-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2009), St Public Notif received (2 times from FEB-26-2009 to FEB-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-08-2009), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-08-2009), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Civil Case under development (MAR-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2011), St Civil Case under development (DEC-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-15-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between AUG-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2010), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between AUG-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2010), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHRIST FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BAYS MTN PARK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2011)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
ROBINDALE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • EAST CARTERS VALLEY (Serves VA, Population served: 240, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.5%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Kingsport in 2010:

  • 660 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 63 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 47 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Kingsport in 2000:

  • 900 people in nursing homes
  • 226 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with most branches in Kingsport (2011 data):

  • Bank of Tennessee: Messenger Service, Colonial Heights Branch, Cash Room, Eastman Road Branch, Bank Of Tennessee Courier Service, Bank Of Tennessee. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.0 mil, Deposits: $524.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Banctenn Corp.
  • First Tennessee Bank, National Association: Center Street Branch, Kingsport Branch, Memorial Boulevard Branch, 4301 Fort Henry Drive Branch, Eastman Road Branch. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $24,563.4 mil, Deposits: $16,402.1 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 180 total offices, Holding Company: First Horizon National Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Patrick Henry Branch, Kingsport Mall Branch, Colonial Heights Drive Branch, Kingsport Central. 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
  • Citizens Bank: Colonial Heights Branch, Kingsport Branch, Kingsport Branch. 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.
  • SunTrust Bank: Colonial Heights Ingles Branch, Kingsport Financial Center, Allandale Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Kingsport Main Street Branch at 110 East Center Street, branch established on 1996/07/11; Kingsport Stone Drive Branch at 1421 East Stone Drive, branch established on 2007/08/27. 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.
  • First Community Bank of East Tennessee: East Center Street Branch at 444 East Center Street, branch established on 2002/10/15; Fort Henry Drive Branch at 3865 Fort Henry Drive, branch established on 2004/11/29. Info updated 2011/11/02: Bank assets: $214.6 mil, Deposits: $170.4 mil, headquarters in Rogersville, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Corporation
  • The Fort Sill National Bank: Fsnb - Kingsport Ft Henry Branch at 3200 Ft Henry Drive, branch established on 2008/08/20; Fsnb - Kingport Stone Drive Branch at 2500 W. Stone Drive, branch established on 2008/08/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $369.8 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Sill, OK, positive income, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Kingsport Main Branch at 1776 Fort Henry Drive, branch established on 1966/06/18; Church Circle Branch at 401 Commerce Street, branch established on 1972/09/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • 7 other banks with 9 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Kingsport:

Marital status in Kingsport, TN
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kingsport:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Tennessee average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kingsport, TN (based on Sullivan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,602206
Mainline Protestant21,58674
Catholic2,2451
Other1,3688
Black Protestant8017
Orthodox1401
None69,081-
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: 20
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Sullivan County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
Here:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
Sullivan County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.4%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kingsport:

45.0%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.7%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kingsport:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kingsport, TN 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 771$3,214,788$50,036143$119,661
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 311$658,583$25,41270$49,455
Firefighters 107$441,864$49,5550$0
Police Protection - Officers 103$397,050$46,2580$0
Solid Waste Management 93$252,885$32,6301$1,052
Water Supply 67$254,364$45,5580$0
Other Government Administration 61$264,137$51,9619$5,045
Parks and Recreation 46$152,415$39,76057$37,074
Sewerage 44$166,932$45,5270$0
Police - Other 43$156,266$43,60915$7,219
Financial Administration 36$154,343$51,4483$3,244
Streets and Highways 34$121,414$42,8522$3,395
Local Libraries 17$56,236$39,6966$7,345
Other and Unallocable 17$56,236$39,6966$7,345
Transit 15$41,873$33,49811$15,962
Natural Resources 11$43,875$47,8640$0
Fire - Other 9$24,319$32,4251$486
Correction 7$20,286$34,7760$0
Health 4$19,726$59,1780$0
Judicial and Legal 3$19,072$76,2881$819
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,748$68,9761$1,409
Totals for Government 1,800$6,522,412$43,483326$259,511

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

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $343,000 ($6.43)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $73,265,000 ($1372.67)
    General - Other: $12,304,000 ($230.52)
    Police Protection: $11,837,000 ($221.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,127,000 ($171.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,953,000 ($149.01)
    Water Utilities: $7,508,000 ($140.67)
    Central Staff Services: $6,672,000 ($125.00)
    Regular Highways: $6,399,000 ($119.89)
    Sewerage: $5,346,000 ($100.16)
    General Public Buildings: $4,679,000 ($87.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,550,000 ($85.25)
    Financial Administration: $2,978,000 ($55.79)
    Transit Utilities: $1,522,000 ($28.52)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,320,000 ($24.73)
    Libraries: $1,233,000 ($23.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $530,000 ($9.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $412,000 ($7.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $368,000 ($6.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,968,000 ($130.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,036,000 ($56.88)
    General - Other: $1,712,000 ($32.08)
    Transit Utilities: $182,000 ($3.41)
    Central Staff Services: $154,000 ($2.89)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($0.92)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($0.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $77,781,000 ($1457.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $460,000 ($8.62)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,750,000 ($257.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,994,000 ($74.83)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,080,000 ($57.71)
    Other: $2,928,000 ($54.86)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $918,000 ($17.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $872,000 ($16.34)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $320,000 ($6.00)
    Regular Highways: $239,000 ($4.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $848,000 ($15.89)
    General Local Government Support: $578,000 ($10.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $391,000 ($7.33)
    Education: $52,000 ($0.97)
    Other: $30,000 ($0.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $41,617,000 ($779.72)
    General Local Government Support: $18,092,000 ($338.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,803,000 ($33.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,025,000 ($19.20)
    Interest Earnings: $578,000 ($10.83)
    Donations From Private Sources: $471,000 ($8.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,576,000 ($254.36)
    Transit Utilities: $118,000 ($2.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $32,989,000 ($618.07)
    General Local Government Support: $6,616,000 ($123.96)
    Other: $3,068,000 ($57.48)
    Highways: $1,984,000 ($37.17)
    Transit Utilities: $526,000 ($9.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $139,000 ($2.60)
  • Tax - Property: $37,881,000 ($709.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,807,000 ($71.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,318,000 ($62.17)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,637,000 ($30.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,534,000 ($28.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $436,000 ($8.17)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000 ($0.37)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $229,333,000 ($4296.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $227,227,000 ($4257.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,045,000 ($956.36)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,939,000 ($916.91)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,945,000 ($617.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,335,000 ($811.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $311,000 ($5.83)

5.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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, TN  1.16% ($41,781 average AGI)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.70% ($33,881)
from Bristol city, VA  0.38% ($34,368)


5.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 Washington County, TN  1.16% ($43,859 average AGI)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.66% ($36,384)
to Bristol city, VA  0.31% ($23,343)
Businesses in Kingsport, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts3LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza3
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's1Lowe's2
Arby's5Marriott1
AutoZone2Maurices1
BMW1McDonald's6
Bath & Body Works1New Balance2
Blockbuster1Nike8
Burger King4Nissan1
Burlington Coat Factory1Office Depot1
CVS4Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves2PetSmart1
Dairy Queen1Pier 1 Imports1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut4
Deb1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza2Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In3
Dunkin Donuts1Sears3
FedEx14Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sleep Inn1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop3Sprint Nextel2
Goodwill2Starbucks2
H&R Block5Subaru1
Hardee's2Subway10
Hilton1Super 82
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile4
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell3
Honda1Target1
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul5
Jones New York4UPS12
Justice1Vans1
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Waffle House2
Kroger2Walgreens5
La Quinta1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's3
Lane Bryant1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kingsport:

  • WKPT (1400 AM; 1 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, 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)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WGAT (1050 AM; 1 kW; GATE CITY, VA; Owner: TRI-CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kingsport:

  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEYE (104.3 FM; SURGOINSVILLE, TN; Owner: TRI-CITY RADIO, LLC)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Kingsport:

  • WKPT-LP (Channel 25; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Kingsport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 276Number of bridges
  • 3,379ft / 1,030mTotal length
  • $112,415,000Total costs
  • 4,159,498Total average daily traffic
  • 420,452Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,960,825Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kingsport, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 101930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 311950-1959
  • 561960-1969
  • 721970-1979
  • 731980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kingsport, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kingsport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 282 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kingsport, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 538 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kingsport)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kingsport)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 55 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 11 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED137$107,509216$122,647627$126,09652$47,3524$375,97881$76,4335$44,596
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$96,90211$130,02049$136,1533$20,4670$04$47,6851$38,530
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$98,28046$87,591216$110,13726$15,2855$364,06018$86,0777$35,636
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$115,00227$133,093139$126,5936$76,9830$02$85,7754$55,843
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$96,7882$194,66550$157,5124$75,6280$01$92,2101$45,210

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Kingsport, TN

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 11 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$152,10725$150,1651$99,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$180,66611$124,4850$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$127,9877$118,1190$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$146,6452$158,3350$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$154,8800$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kingsport, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kingsport, TN - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 383. The highest number of reported fires - 525 took place in 2007, and the least - 198 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Kingsport, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.4%), and Structure Fires (34.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kingsport, TN
    • 2,75942.4%Outside Fires
    • 2,27434.9%Structure Fires
    • 1,04916.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4286.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kingsport, TN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kingsport, Tennessee:

  • Red Roof Inn Kingsport, 100 Indian Center Ct, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 , Phone: (423) 378-4418, Fax: (423) 246-5249
  • Comfort Inn South, 4624 Fairlane Dr, Kingsport, Tennessee 37663 , Phone: (423) 239-7447, Fax: (423) 239-0595
  • La Quinta Inn #935-kingsport, 10150 Airport Pkwy, Kingsport, Tennessee 37663 , Phone: (423) 323-0500, Fax: (423) 323-0582
  • Microtel Inn, 1708 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 , Phone: (423) 390-2110, Fax: (423) 390-2119
  • Best Western Colonial Inn, 4234 Ft Henry Dr, Kingsport, Tennessee 37663 , Phone: (423) 239-3400, Fax: (423) 239-7993
  • Hampton Inn-Kingsport, 2000 Enterprise Pl, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 , Phone: (423) 247-3888, Fax: (423) 247-2684
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 200 Hospitality Pl, Kingsport, Tennessee 37663 , Phone: (423) 279-1811, Fax: (423) 279-0877
  • Jameson Inn - Kingsport, 3004 Bays Meadow, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664 , Phone: (423) 230-0539, Fax: (423) 230-0978
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kingsport, Tennessee
Most common first names in Kingsport, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James82470.7 years
William68673.6 years
Mary67679.6 years
John59674.0 years
Robert47571.9 years
Charles36972.4 years
George27373.9 years
Paul19770.9 years
Margaret18580.1 years
Ruth18179.4 years
Most common last names in Kingsport, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith35675.7 years
Jones25574.2 years
Williams24573.5 years
Johnson21372.8 years
Carter20375.2 years
Taylor18975.8 years
Cox17474.9 years
Davis16674.3 years
Lane15075.1 years
Crawford14872.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kingsport, TN
  • 80.5%Electricity
  • 17.0%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kingsport, TN
  • 92.1%Electricity
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Kingsport compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Kingsport on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #97 (37857) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 122 pilots and 61 other airmen in this city.
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