Bristol, Tennessee Population 2021

27,225
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Bristol is a city located in Sullivan County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 27,225, it is the 28th largest city in Tennessee and the 1410th largest city in the United States . Bristol is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 1.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,702 in 2010. Bristol reached it's highest population of 27,225 in 2021. Spanning over 33 miles, Bristol has a population density of 833 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bristol is $58,021 with a poverty rate of 20.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $666 per month, and the median house value is $133,600. The median age in Bristol is 42.4 years, 41.3 years for males, and 44.3 years for females.

Bristol Demographics

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

  • White: 91.68%
  • Two or more races: 3.35%
  • Black or African American: 3.12%
  • Other race: 1.29%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Bristol, Tennessee is 27,225 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,868.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,702.

Bristol, Tennessee Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021308,1344660.15%
2020307,6684660.15%
2019307,2024660.15%
2018306,7362400.08%
2017306,4964790.16%
2016306,017-262-0.09%
2015306,279-919-0.30%
2014307,198-613-0.20%
2013307,811-812-0.26%
2012308,623-475-0.15%
2011309,098-382-0.12%
2010309,4800.00%

Bristol Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,61891.68%
Two or More Races8993.35%
Black or African American8383.12%
Some Other Race3461.29%
Asian1330.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.01%
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Bristol Population by Race

Bristol Population Pyramid $2021

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Bristol Median Age

42.4


Total

41.3


Male

44.3


Female

Bristol Adults

There are 21,226 adults, (5,307 of whom are seniors) in Bristol.

Bristol Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Sex Ratio

Female

13,848

51.57%

Male

13,004

48.43%

Bristol Population by Age

Bristol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bristol Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.4%21.6%
All66%34%
Male62.4%37.6%
Female61.4%38.6%
Non Family54.5%45.5%

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bristol Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4502.2966
Married4,9253.0678.4
Non Family4,6421.254.5
Female1,4552.8161.4
Male4283.562.4

2.97

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Bristol Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7924.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,5197.96%
High School Graduate6,58534.52%
Some College3,83320.09%
Associates Degree1,4647.67%
Bachelors Degree3,10716.29%
Graduate Degree1,7789.32%
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Bristol Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,78315,6404,447
Black561502164
2+ Races384336137
Hispanic28624483
Other Race1066734
Asian999369
Native American5
Islander444

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%.

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,163$35,807$26,135
Less Than 9th Grade$17,173$22,692$15,625
High School Graduate$24,300$27,297$17,174
Some College$30,871$44,141$22,094
Bachelors Degree$43,260$49,457$40,434
Graduate Degree$57,374$59,338$54,766

$31,163

Average Earnings

$35,807

Average Male

$26,135

Average Female

Bristol Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bristol Language by Age

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Bristol Language

97.03% of Bristol residents speak only English, while 2.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Bristol Language

Bristol Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,9724,69719.59%
Multiple89432536.35%
Hispanic64228143.77%
Other34324471.14%
Black77014418.70%
Asian1071917.76%

20.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.96%

Male Poverty Rate

22.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Other, with 71.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Asian, with 17.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.49%.

Bristol Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.40%
High School20.82%
Some College16.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.06%

Bristol Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.88%
Female Unemployed34.80%
Female Employed11.50%
Male Employed8.90%

Bristol Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bristol Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,010$58,021
Families$56,942$70,610
Married Families$67,607-
Non Families$25,691$37,859
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Income by Household Type

Bristol Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol Married by Age and Sex

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Bristol 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 Marital Status by Race

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Bristol Marital Status

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2,067

Number of Veterans

1,890

Male Veterans

177

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam716
First Gulf War434
Second Gulf War291
Korea156
World War II66

Bristol Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+638
65 to 74536
35 to 54488
55 to 64291
18 to 34114

Bristol Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9619.90%
Black8914.45%
Hispanic164.22%
2+ Races132.48%
Islander4100.00%

Bristol Veterans by Race

Bristol Veterans by Education

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10.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Veterans by Education

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57%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol Employment by Age

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Bristol Employment by Race

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Bristol Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.58%

Born in Bristol

98.16%

Native Born

1.84%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

1.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.16% of Bristol residents were born in the United States, with 48.58% having been born in Tennessee. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bristol Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,2251190.44%
202027,1061190.44%
201926,9871190.44%
201826,868240.09%
201726,844-139-0.52%
201626,9834201.58%
201526,563-72-0.27%
201426,635640.24%
201326,571-75-0.28%
201226,646-130-0.49%
201126,776190.07%
201026,7571,9360.75%
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%

Bristol Population by Year