Kingsport, Tennessee Population 2019

Kingsport, Tennessee's estimated population is 54,076 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Kingsport, Tennessee is the 12th largest city in Tennessee based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1011.31 people/mi² (390.47 people/km²).

The overall median age is 44.3 years, 41.5 years for males, and 47.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.2 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Kingsport, Tennessee is $39,135, while the mean household income is $62,887.

Kingsport Tn Demographics

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

  • White: 92.43%
  • Black or African American: 3.32%
  • Two or more races: 2.58%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%

How Many People Live in Kingsport, Tennessee?

54,076
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201854,0765611.05%
201753,5159761.86%
201652,539-239-0.45%
201552,778-60-0.11%
201452,838100.02%
201352,828770.15%
201252,751-176-0.33%
201152,927-36-0.07%
201052,9638,0581.66%
200044,9058,5402.13%
199036,3654,3381.28%
198032,027890.03%
197031,9385,6241.96%
196026,3146,7433.00%
195019,5715,1673.11%
194014,4042,4901.92%
193011,9146,2227.67%
19205,6920.00%
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
White48,710
Black or African American1,748
Two or More Races1,359
Asian394
Some Other Race336
American Indian and Alaska Native90
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander61

Kingsport Tn Population Pyramid 2019

Kingsport Tn Median Age

44.3


Total

41.5


Male

47.3


Female

Kingsport Tn Adults

There are 41,970 adults, (11,889 of whom are seniors) in Kingsport Tn.

Kingsport Tn Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kingsport Tn Sex Ratio

Female

28,217

53.54%

Male

24,481

46.46%

Kingsport Tn Households and Families

Kingsport Tn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kingsport Tn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All61.6%38.4%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Female41.9%58.1%
Male34%66%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,4782.261.6
Married10,0262.9180.5
Non Family9,2451.1350.9
Female3,1972.8741.9
Male1,0102.8434

2.81

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kingsport Tn Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9545.14%
9th to 12th Grade2,9677.81%
High School Graduate12,88133.89%
Some College7,60720.01%
Associates Degree2,8027.37%
Bachelors Degree5,87615.46%
Graduate Degree3,92410.32%

Kingsport Tn Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,39931,2499,385
Black1,198943122
Hispanic57518639
Multiple Races529459102
Asian283242132
Other Race13832
Native American654213
Islander231818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 78.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,188$35,472$25,699
Less Than High School$14,572$24,036$10,440
High School Grad$25,098$27,105$19,395
Some College$26,982$31,725$23,764
Bachelors Degree$41,656$52,310$34,649
Graduate Degree$59,814$110,341$50,222

$30,188

Average Earnings

$35,472

Average Male

$25,699

Average Female

Kingsport Tn Language

Kingsport Tn Language by Age

Kingsport Tn Language

96.22% of Kingsport Tn residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.60% of the population.

Kingsport Tn Poverty

Kingsport Tn Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,7418,69018.59%
Hispanic1,46273350.14%
Black1,68247928.48%
Multiple1,35936526.86%
Other33615947.32%
Native903134.44%
Asian394194.82%
Islander6134.92%

19.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.18%

Male Poverty Rate

21.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kingsport Tn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kingsport Tn is Hispanic, with 50.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kingsport Tn is Asian, with 4.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.35%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.85%
High School17.15%
Some College12.39%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.00%
Male Unemployed41.69%
Female Employed11.30%
Male Employed7.33%

Kingsport Tn Income

Kingsport Tn Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,135$62,887
Families$52,709$79,243
Married Families$67,370$98,418
Non Families$23,973$35,787

Kingsport Tn Marital Status

Kingsport Tn Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kingsport Tn Married by Age and Sex

Kingsport 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.

Kingsport Tn Marital Status by Race

Kingsport Tn Veterans

4,375

Number of Veterans

4,026

Male Veterans

349

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,526
First Gulf War737
Second Gulf War631
Korea594
World War II231
Age Group Veterans
75+1,283
65 to 741,036
35 to 541,013
55 to 64735
18 to 34308

Kingsport Tn Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,20210.70%
Black966.93%
2 or More456.01%
Hispanic334.30%
Asian216.91%
Other63.57%
Hawaiian517.24%

Kingsport Tn Veterans by Education

9.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kingsport Tn Employment Status

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kingsport 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

62.02%

Born in Tennessee

97.85%

Native Born

2.15%

Foreign Born

1.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.85% of Kingsport Tn residents were born in the United States, with 62.02% having been born in Tennessee. 1.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.