Bristol, Tennessee Population 2023

27,279

Bristol is a city located in Sullivan County Tennessee. With a 2023 population of 27,279, it is the 28th largest city in Tennessee and the 1700th largest city in the United States.Bristol is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 0.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,147 in 2020. Spanning over 33 miles, Bristol has a population density of 835 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bristol is $58,021 with a poverty rate of 23.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bristol is 40.8 years, 39.2 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Bristol Demographics

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

  • White: 91.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Black or African American: 2.60%
  • Other race: 1.10%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bristol, Tennessee is 27,279 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,147.

Bristol, Tennessee Population 2023

Bristol Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bristol Population by Race

Bristol Population Pyramid 2023

Bristol Median Age

40.8

Total

39.2

Male

41.7

Female

Bristol Adults

There are 21,243 adults, (4,927 of whom are seniors) in Bristol.

Bristol Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Sex Ratio

Female14,15552.48%
Male12,81847.52%

Bristol Population by Age

Bristol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.93

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bristol Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bristol Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 81.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 51.90%.

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,831

Average Earnings

$36,100

Average Male

$25,516

Average Female

Bristol Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bristol Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bristol Language

96.72% of Bristol residents speak only English, while 3.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.19% of the population.

Bristol Language

Bristol Poverty by Race

rate

23.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.23%

Male Poverty Rate

22.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Other, with 154.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Asian, with 16.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.48%.

Bristol Poverty

Bristol Poverty Rate by Education

Bristol Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bristol Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bristol Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bristol Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,853

Number of Veterans

1,711

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

Bristol Veterans by War

Bristol Veterans by Age

count

Bristol Veterans by Race

Bristol Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

49.94%

Born in Bristol

97.26%

Native Born

2.10%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.26% of Bristol residents were born in the United States, with 49.94% having been born in Tennessee. 0.94% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Bristol Population by Year