Bristol, Tennessee Population 2019

Bristol, Tennessee's estimated population is 26,881 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Bristol, Tennessee is the 28th largest city in Tennessee based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 824.95 people/mi² (318.51 people/km²).

The overall median age is 43 years, 42.2 years for males, and 43.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 12,923 households in the city, with an average size of 2.29 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.4%, with a median rent of $660/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $115,700.

The median income for households in Bristol, Tennessee is $40,139, while the mean household income is $55,567.

Bristol Tn Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bristol Tn was:

  • White: 91.96%
  • Black or African American: 3.53%
  • Two or more races: 2.29%
  • Other race: 1.60%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
LatLng(36.5951, -82.1887)
Rank in State28th
StateTennessee
CountySullivan County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)84.40 (32.59 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.37 (0.14 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4708540
Density (km²)318.51
Density (mi²)824.95
Area Code(s)423
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201826,881470.18%
201726,834-134-0.50%
201626,9684241.60%
201526,544-69-0.26%
201426,613680.26%
201326,545-75-0.28%
201226,620-127-0.47%
201126,747170.06%
201026,7301,9090.74%
200024,8211,4000.58%
199023,421-565-0.24%
198023,9863,9221.80%
197020,0642,4821.33%
196017,5828110.47%
195016,7712,7671.82%
194014,0041,9991.55%
193012,0053,9584.08%
19208,0478991.19%
19107,1481,8773.09%
19005,2711,9474.72%
18903,3240.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018306,6163630.12%
2017306,2535320.17%
2016305,721-462-0.15%
2015306,183-1,014-0.33%
2014307,197-609-0.20%
2013307,806-739-0.24%
2012308,545-446-0.14%
2011308,991-492-0.16%
2010309,4830.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White24,523
Black or African American942
Two or More Races610
Some Other Race426
Asian138
American Indian and Alaska Native26
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3

Bristol Tn Population Pyramid 2019

Bristol Tn Median Age

43


Total

42.2


Male

43.8


Female

Bristol Tn Adults

There are 21,241 adults, (5,047 of whom are seniors) in Bristol Tn.

Bristol Tn Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Tn Sex Ratio

Female

13,839

51.89%

Male

12,829

48.11%

Bristol Tn Households and Families

Bristol Tn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bristol Tn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All68.5%31.5%
Male66%34%
Female61.4%38.6%
Non Family57.2%42.8%

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3622.2968.5
Married5,0092.9980.5
Non Family4,2691.1757.2
Female1,5342.8161.4
Male5503.0766

2.88

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bristol Tn Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1105.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,8649.70%
High School Graduate6,34833.02%
Some College3,81719.85%
Associates Degree1,5307.96%
Bachelors Degree2,80214.57%
Graduate Degree1,7549.12%

Bristol Tn Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,87815,2024,198
Black670557150
Multiple Races31524679
Hispanic23513333
Other Race1234323
Asian11611294
Native American178
Islander333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,157$32,579$22,771
Less Than High School$15,108$17,000$13,077
High School Grad$23,757$27,157$16,695
Some College$27,481$42,446$20,549
Bachelors Degree$38,981$45,369$35,197
Graduate Degree$56,278$57,371$54,648

$28,157

Average Earnings

$32,579

Average Male

$22,771

Average Female

Bristol Tn Language

Bristol Tn Language by Age

Bristol Tn Language

96.43% of Bristol Tn residents speak only English, while 3.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.30% of the population.

Bristol Tn Poverty

Bristol Tn Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,8653,80715.95%
Black87822025.06%
Hispanic55419134.48%
Other40317142.43%
Multiple57013223.16%
Asian11676.03%

16.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.39%

Male Poverty Rate

17.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol Tn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol Tn is Other, with 42.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol Tn is Asian, with 6.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.22%
High School17.67%
Some College12.50%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.19%
Female Unemployed44.15%
Female Employed10.82%
Male Employed5.64%

Bristol Tn Income

Bristol Tn Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,139$55,567
Families$53,892$68,123
Married Families$63,720-
Non Families$22,832$33,208

Bristol Tn Marital Status

Bristol Tn Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol Tn Married by Age and Sex

Bristol Tn Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bristol Tn Marital Status by Race

Bristol Tn Veterans

2,043

Number of Veterans

1,948

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam703
First Gulf War292
Korea237
Second Gulf War169
World War II141

Bristol Tn Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9489.83%
Black8311.62%
Hispanic123.47%
2 or More92.50%
Hawaiian3100.00%

Bristol Tn Veterans by Education

6.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Tn Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol Tn Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.07%

Born in Tennessee

97.80%

Native Born

2.20%

Foreign Born

1.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.80% of Bristol Tn residents were born in the United States, with 48.07% having been born in Tennessee. 1.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.