Bristol, VA

Census Place

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2022 Population
17,036
0.235% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.7
0.691% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
4.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,250
3.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$154,900
11.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bristol, VA had a population of 17k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $45,250. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bristol, VA grew from 16,996 to 17,036, a 0.235% increase and its median household income grew from $43,879 to $45,250, a 3.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bristol, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.46%), and White (Hispanic) (0.804%).

None of the households in Bristol, VA 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.

99.8% of the residents in Bristol, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol, VA are Crown Cutz Academy Bristol (26 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bristol, VA was $154,900, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in Bristol, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bristol, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bristol, VA is home to a population of 17k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.2% of Bristol, VA residents were born outside of the country (205 people).

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Bristol, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.07k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 608 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Bristol, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bristol, VA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bristol, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 165
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.07k ± 269
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    608 ± 255
2.61%
Hispanic Population
445 people

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Bristol, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.07k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 608 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.61% of the people in Bristol, VA are hispanic (445 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
205 people
1.65%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
281 people

As of 2022, 1.2% of Bristol, VA residents (205 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bristol, VA was 1.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    390 ± 151
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    183 ± 107
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    145 ± 78

Bristol, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bristol, VA employs 7.43k people. The largest industries in Bristol, VA are Manufacturing (1,053 people), Accommodation & Food Services (977 people), and Retail Trade (933 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,886), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,032).

Occupations

7.43k
2022 Value
± 773
−3.92%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bristol, VA declined at a rate of −3.92%, from 7.73k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bristol, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (959 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (774 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (679 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bristol, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.43k
2022 Value
± 773
−3.92%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bristol, VA declined at a rate of −3.92%, from 7.73k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bristol, VA, are Manufacturing (1,053 people), Accommodation & Food Services (977 people), and Retail Trade (933 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bristol, VA, though some of these residents may live in Bristol, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,466
Median earning men ± $2,149
$34,345
Median earning women ± $3,788

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,875), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($65,679), and Public Administration ($58,036).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($91,107), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,583), and Wholesale Trade ($61,597).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

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 Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 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 Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bristol, VA awarded 26 degrees. The student population of Bristol, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 15 male students and 31 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol, VA are White (20 and 76.9%), followed by Black or African American (4 and 15.4%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.85%), and Two or More Races (1 and 3.85%).

The largest universities in Bristol, VA by number of degrees awarded are Crown Cutz Academy Bristol (26 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bristol, VA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (10 and 38.5%), Barbering (9 and 34.6%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (4 and 15.4%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bristol, VA was $154,900 in 2022, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $139,000 to $154,900, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Bristol, VA is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bristol, VA have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bristol, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bristol, VA is $45,250. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Bristol, VA was Census Tract 204 with a value of $62,500, followed by Census Tract 201 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $34,342 and $27,600.

Property

$154,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,522
$4,596
Median Property Taxes
±$526

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, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63% of the housing units in Bristol, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Bristol, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 204
  2. Census Tract 201
  3. Census Tract 203

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bristol, VA was Census Tract 204 with a value of $62,500, followed by Census Tract 201 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $34,342 and $27,600.

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

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Household Income

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$45,250
Median Household Income
± $3,145
7.3k
Number of Households
± 670

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.3k households in Bristol, VA grew to $45,250 from the previous year's value of $43,879.

The following chart displays the households in Bristol, VA 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bristol, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.2%)
  3. Carpooled (6.59%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Bristol, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.2%) and those who carpooled to work (6.59%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bristol, VA have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Bristol, VA 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, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bristol, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bristol, VA (2.84k out of 16.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bristol, VA 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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Health

86.3% of the population of Bristol, VA has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bristol city, VA see 1676 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.47% decrease from the previous year (1831 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2888 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1238 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,676 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bristol city, VA

Primary care physicians in Bristol city, VA see an average of 1,676 patients per year. This represents a 8.47% decrease from the previous year (1,831 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.7%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
21%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
2.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bristol, VA grew by 3.78% from 13.2% to 13.7%.

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

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