Bristol, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 24,821. Estimated population in 2021: 24,994 (+0.7% change)
Males: 11,798 (47.5%), Females: 13,023 (52.5%)

Sullivan County

Zip codes: 37620.

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $30,039
Median house value: $77,700

Races in Bristol:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.7%)
  • Black (3.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (17.9%), English (12.1%), German (10.7%), Irish (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Dutch (1.7%).

Elevation: 1672 feet

Land area: 29.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bristol

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bristol city

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -115 (-0.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Bristol:

  • BRISTOL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (ONE MEDICAL PARK BLVD P O BOX 8964)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-TRICITIES (ONE MEDICAL PARK BOULEVARD, 5TH FLOOR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bristol:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bristol:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 16 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 81 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 82 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bristol:

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Bristol:

  • KING COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 556; Location: 1350 KING COLLEGE RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.king.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bristol:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 69 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)

Schools

Public high school in Bristol:

  • TENNESSEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,100; Location: 1112 EDGEMONT AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Bristol:

  • BROOKSIDE ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 109 CRESTWOOD RD; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • VANCE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 625; Location: 815 EDGEMONT AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • AVOCA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 2440 VOLUNTEER PW; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WEAVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 375; Location: 3341 WEAVER PK; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HAYNESFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 369; Location: 201 BLUFF CITY HW; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 901 NINTH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HOLSTON VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 1840 KING COLLEGE RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • EMMETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 753 EMMETT RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FAIRMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 500 CYPRESS ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 735 EDGEMONT AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • HOLSTON VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 1717 BRISTOL CAVERNS HW; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • TENNESSEE AVENUE BAPTIST ACADE (Students: 212; Location: 806 TENNESSEE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 4)
  • TRI-CITIES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 2031 BROAD STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

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