Bristol, TN

Census Place

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2020 Population
26,973
0.451% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.8
3.77% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
19.8%
4.89% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,067
0.136% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$135,800
1.65% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
11,598
0.511% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Bristol, TN had a population of 27k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $42,067. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bristol, TN grew from 26,852 to 26,973, a 0.451% increase and its median household income grew from $42,010 to $42,067, a 0.136% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bristol, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%), Other (Hispanic) (1.1%), and White (Hispanic) (0.678%).

None of the households in Bristol, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Bristol, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol, TN are King University (789 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Bristol, TN was $135,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Bristol, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bristol, TN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bristol, TN is home to a population of 27k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.11% of Bristol, TN residents were born outside of the country (569 people).

In 2020, there were 26.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in Bristol, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 919 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 676 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Bristol, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bristol, TN was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bristol, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 390
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    919 ± 257
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    676 ± 220
2.41%
Hispanic Population
651 people

In 2020, there were 26.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in Bristol, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 919 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 676 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.41% of the people in Bristol, TN are hispanic (651 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bristol, TN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    88,072 ± 7,239 people
  2. India
    23,811 ± 3,782 people
  3. Guatemala
    14,944 ± 2,998 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 88,072 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,811 and Guatemala with 14,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.11%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
569 people
1.84%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
493 people

As of 2020, 2.11% of Bristol, TN residents (569 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bristol, TN was 1.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    653 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    329 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    317 ± 102

Bristol, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bristol, TN employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Bristol, TN are Retail Trade (1,567 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,527 people), and Manufacturing (1,303 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,098), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,250), and Manufacturing ($47,853).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,310. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.6k
2020 Value
± 812
0.511%
1 Year growth
± 9.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bristol, TN grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 11.5k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bristol, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,472 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,400 people), and Management Occupations (1,101 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bristol, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.6k
2020 Value
± 812
0.511%
1 Year growth
± 9.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bristol, TN grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 11.5k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bristol, TN, are Retail Trade (1,567 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,527 people), and Manufacturing (1,303 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bristol, TN, though some of these residents may live in Bristol, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,549
Median earning men ± $4,589
$25,900
Median earning women ± $2,214

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,098), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,273), and Public Administration ($50,146).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($48,750), Public Administration ($41,493), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,515).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $66B
  2. $49B
  3. $47B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $66B, followed by Mixed freight ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($47B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$498B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
111% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $498B. This is expected to increase 111% to $1.05T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.6B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $36.6B, followed by Texas with $29.5B and California and $26.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Bristol, TN awarded 789 degrees. The student population of Bristol, TN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 590 male students and 1,156 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol, TN are White (686 and 89.1%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 4.42%), Unknown (18 and 2.34%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 1.82%).

The largest universities in Bristol, TN by number of degrees awarded are King University (789 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bristol, TN are General Business Administration & Management (250 and 31.7%), Registered Nursing (113 and 14.3%), and Family Practice Nurse (58 and 7.35%).

The median tuition cost in Bristol, TN for private four year colleges is $30,106.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Bristol, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 60.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,746 (33.8% men and 66.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,746 students enrolled in Bristol, TN, 33.8% men and 66.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,452 records, of which 67.7% were women and 32.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 113 degree-majors awarded
  2. 42 degree-majors awarded
  3. 131 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bristol, TN was Registered Nursing with 113 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bristol, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
789 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was King University with 789 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 264 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bristol, TN, which is 0.503 times less than the 525 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 686 degrees mean that there were 20.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,106) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,734) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,520) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (883k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Bristol, TN was $135,800 in 2020, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $133,600 to $135,800, a 1.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Bristol, TN is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bristol, TN have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bristol, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bristol, TN is $42,067. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Bristol, TN was Census Tract 429 with a value of $73,800, followed by Census Tract 432.01 and Census Tract 427.02, with respective values of $61,489 and $60,313.

Property

$135,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,522
$7,646
Median Property Taxes
±$585

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bristol, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bristol, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2020
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.6% of the housing units in Bristol, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 429
  2. Census Tract 432.01
  3. Census Tract 427.02

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bristol, TN was Census Tract 429 with a value of $73,800, followed by Census Tract 432.01 and Census Tract 427.02, with respective values of $61,489 and $60,313.

The following map shows all of the places in Bristol, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,067
Median Household Income
± $3,017
11.7k
Number of Households
± 808

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.7k households in Bristol, TN grew to $42,067 from the previous year's value of $42,010.

The following chart displays the households in Bristol, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bristol, TN is from Tennessee.
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2020, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.436% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (87.2%)
  2. Carpooled (5.67%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.16%)

In 2020, 87.2% of workers in Bristol, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.67%) and those who worked at home (4.16%).

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bristol, TN have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Bristol, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bristol, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bristol, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bristol, TN (5.23k out of 26.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bristol, TN is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.5% of the population of Bristol, TN has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.84% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Tennessee was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Sullivan County, TN see 792 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.253% increase from the previous year (790 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1298 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 796 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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792 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sullivan County, TN

Primary care physicians in Sullivan County, TN see an average of 792 patients per year. This represents a 0.253% increase from the previous year (790 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sullivan County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
36.7%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.84%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bristol, TN grew by 6.45% from 10.8% to 11.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bristol, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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