Kingsport, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 44,905. Estimated population in 2021: 44,130 (-1.7% change)
Males: 20,507 (45.7%), Females: 24,398 (54.3%)

Sullivan County

Zip codes: 37660, 37663, 37664, 37665.

Median resident age: 41.9 years
Median household income: $30,524
Median house value: $87,500

Races in Kingsport:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.7%)
  • Black (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (16.6%), English (13.1%), Irish (11.0%), German (10.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), Scottish (2.3%).

Elevation: 1208 feet

Land area: 44.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kingsport

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kingsport city

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

2.1% Foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,603 (+6.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Kingsport:

  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (113 CASSEL DRIVE)
  • HOLSTON VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (130 WEST RAVINE ROAD PO BOX 238)
  • INDIAN PATH MEDICAL CENTER (2000 BROOKSIDE DR)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kingsport:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 11 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 76 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 98 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kingsport:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Kingsport:

  • KINGSPORT BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 2753 E CENTER ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BARTON’S COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Location: 121 W MARKET ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingsport:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 62 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)

Schools

Public high schools in Kingsport:

  • DOBYNS BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,786; Location: 1800 LEGION DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SULLIVAN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,022; Location: 1236 MORELAND DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SULLIVAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 787; Location: 2533 J B DENNIS BYPASS; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Kingsport:

  • KINGSPORT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 1044 NEW BEASON WELL RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 78; Location: 2401 JOHNS B DENNIS PO BOX1383; Grades: PK – 12)
  • GOSPEL ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 40; Location: 376 BOB JOBE RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • LINK HOUSE SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 433 NEW BEASON WELL RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • GRAVELY APOSTOLIC CHRN SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 479 GRAVELY ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kingsport:

  • SEVIER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 846; Location: 1200 WATEREE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 744; Location: 1517 JESSEE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MILLER PERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 635; Location: 904 FORDTOWN RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 601; Location: 415 LEBANON DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • INDIAN SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 559; Location: 333 HILL RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 540; Location: 1001 ORMOND DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 2216 WESTMORELAND DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 1100 BELLINGHAM DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROCK SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 510; Location: 1238 MORELAND DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KETRON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 3301 BLOOMINGDALE PK; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Kingsport:

  • ST. DOMINIC SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 1474 E CENTER STREET; Grades: PK – 5)
  • TRI-CITIES CHRISTIAN SCHLS (Students: 42; Location: 1200 E. SEVIER AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CCS ADOLESCENT TREATMENT CENTE (Students: 40; Location: 6145 TEMPLE STAR ROAD; Grades: UG – UG)
  • ST PAUL’S DAY SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 161 E RAVINE RD; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in Kingsport:

  • KINGSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $762,921; Location: 400 BROAD STREET; 128,972 books; 4,498 audio materials; 1,855 video materials; 418 serial subscriptions)

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