Bristol, Tennessee Population 2020

26,613
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Bristol is a city located in Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 26,613, it is the 28th largest city in Tennessee and the 1442nd largest city in the United States. Bristol is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -0.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,702 in 2010. Bristol reached it's highest population of 26,968 in 2016. Spanning over 33 miles, Bristol has a population density of 815 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bristol is $56,576 with a poverty rate of 18.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $662 per month, and the median house value is $121,500. The median age in Bristol is 42.4 years, 41.9 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.1 males.

Bristol Demographics

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

  • White: 92.15%
  • Black or African American: 3.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.59%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Bristol, Tennessee is 26,613, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,881.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,702.

Bristol, Tennessee Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020307,3423630.12%
2019306,9793630.12%
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 Percentage
White24,66692.15%
Black or African American9503.55%
Two or More Races6942.59%
Some Other Race2731.02%
Asian1570.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Bristol Population Pyramid 2020

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Bristol Median Age

42.4


Total

41.9


Male

43.5


Female

Bristol Adults

There are 21,363 adults, (5,207 of whom are seniors) in Bristol.

Bristol Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Sex Ratio

Female

14,009

52.34%

Male

12,757

47.66%

Bristol Households and Families

Bristol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bristol Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All67.2%32.8%
Male66.3%33.7%
Female60.3%39.7%
Non Family56%44%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5282.2667.2
Married5,0122.9979.5
Non Family4,5111.1956
Female1,4802.7460.3
Male5253.2166.3

2.89

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bristol Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8864.61%
9th to 12th Grade1,6288.48%
High School Graduate6,33132.97%
Some College3,95120.57%
Associates Degree1,5247.94%
Bachelors Degree3,03715.82%
Graduate Degree1,8469.61%
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Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,89015,6044,475
Black654543174
Multiple Races325281116
Hispanic22317153
Asian12411782
Other Race785021
Native American127
Islander555

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,195$34,957$24,985
Less Than High School$17,038$21,207$14,256
High School Grad$24,879$27,206$18,650
Some College$28,945$42,862$21,100
Bachelors Degree$42,306$49,511$37,832
Graduate Degree$57,159$65,938$53,815

$30,195

Average Earnings

$34,957

Average Male

$24,985

Average Female

Bristol Language

Bristol Language by Age

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Bristol Language

96.90% of Bristol residents speak only English, while 3.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.74% of the population.

Bristol Poverty

Bristol Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,0564,31417.93%
Multiple66522533.83%
Hispanic49321643.81%
Other24420483.61%
Black87613315.18%
Asian1341914.18%

18.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.73%

Male Poverty Rate

19.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Other, with 83.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Asian, with 14.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.10%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.77%
High School17.87%
Some College14.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.59%
Male Unemployed39.82%
Female Employed11.14%
Male Employed7.49%

Bristol Income

Bristol Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,477$56,576
Families$55,795$70,155
Married Families$66,157$81,661
Non Families$22,982$33,723
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Bristol Marital Status

Bristol Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

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 Veterans

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1,939

Number of Veterans

1,808

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam634
First Gulf War333
Korea218
Second Gulf War216
World War II107
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Age Group Veterans
75+647
65 to 74506
35 to 54411
55 to 64275
18 to 34100
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8449.25%
Black8111.46%
Hispanic154.62%
2 or More92.13%
Hawaiian5100.00%

Bristol Veterans by Education

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8.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Employment Status

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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48.50%

Born in Tennessee

97.82%

Native Born

2.18%

Foreign Born

1.24%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.82% of Bristol residents were born in the United States, with 48.50% having been born in Tennessee. 1.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,613-134-0.50%
201926,747-134-0.50%
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%