Kingsport, Tennessee Population 2021

54,369
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Kingsport is a city located in Sullivan County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 54,369, it is the 12th largest city in Tennessee and the 724th largest city in the United States . Kingsport is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 12.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,205 in 2010. Kingsport reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 53 miles, Kingsport has a population density of 1,035 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kingsport is $68,279 with a poverty rate of 18.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $655 per month, and the median house value is $145,800. The median age in Kingsport is 44.5 years, 41.4 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.

Kingsport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kingsportwas:

  • White: 91.19%
  • Black or African American: 3.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Other race: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.14%
The current population of Kingsport, Tennessee is 54,369 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,127.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,205.

Kingsport, Tennessee Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 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%

Kingsport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,67191.19%
Black or African American1,8893.54%
Two or More Races1,7423.26%
Asian6461.21%
Some Other Race2670.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander840.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.14%
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Kingsport Population by Race

Kingsport Population Pyramid $2021

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Kingsport Median Age

44.5


Total

41.4


Male

47.6


Female

Kingsport Adults

There are 42,568 adults, (12,429 of whom are seniors) in Kingsport.

Kingsport Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kingsport Sex Ratio

Female

28,437

53.28%

Male

24,939

46.72%

Kingsport Population by Age

Kingsport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kingsport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male39.5%60.5%
Female43.3%56.7%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
All62.3%37.7%
Married81.7%18.3%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kingsport Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,6402.2262.3
Married10,1262.9381.7
Non Family9,3671.1450.2
Female3,1832.8743.3
Male9643.0539.5

2.85

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Kingsport Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5964.11%
9th to 12th Grade3,0097.74%
High School Graduate12,93633.28%
Some College7,91820.37%
Associates Degree2,8747.39%
Bachelors Degree6,29916.21%
Graduate Degree4,23610.90%
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Kingsport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kingsport Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White36,09532,0469,991
Black1,3031,065114
2+ Races56946696
Hispanic49729787
Asian421401234
Other Race1297547
Native American4848
Islander232323

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

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

Kingsport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,762$41,896$26,015
Less Than 9th Grade$20,110$30,176$9,282
High School Graduate$26,100$30,797$20,455
Some College$30,085$38,141$23,906
Bachelors Degree$42,129$59,127$33,293
Graduate Degree$65,068$106,635$51,218

$31,762

Average Earnings

$41,896

Average Male

$26,015

Average Female

Kingsport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kingsport Language by Age

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Kingsport Language

96.69% of Kingsport residents speak only English, while 3.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

Kingsport Language

Kingsport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,1308,32317.66%
Black1,82870438.51%
Multiple1,74245926.35%
Hispanic1,20843836.26%
Other26713650.94%
Asian646558.51%
Native774254.55%

18.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.79%

Male Poverty Rate

19.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kingsport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kingsport is Native, with 54.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kingsport is Asian, with 8.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.06%.

Kingsport Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.40%
High School15.86%
Some College12.12%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%

Kingsport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.40%
Male Unemployed41.31%
Female Employed10.03%
Male Employed7.28%

Kingsport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kingsport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,856$68,279
Families$56,841$84,491
Married Families$72,266$105,021
Non Families$26,184$41,574
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Income by Household Type

Kingsport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kingsport Married by Age and Sex

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Kingsport 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 55-64.

Kingsport Marital Status by Race

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Kingsport Marital Status

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4,071

Number of Veterans

3,771

Male Veterans

300

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,456
First Gulf War701
Second Gulf War628
Korea419
World War II73

Kingsport Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,116
65 to 741,116
35 to 54762
55 to 64656
18 to 34421

Kingsport Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,94710.00%
Black906.13%
Hispanic6010.02%
2+ Races343.61%

Kingsport Veterans by Race

Kingsport Veterans by Education

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12.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kingsport Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kingsport Employment by Age

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Kingsport Employment by Race

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Kingsport 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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63.23%

Born in Kingsport

97.59%

Native Born

2.41%

Foreign Born

1.06%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.59% of Kingsport residents were born in the United States, with 63.23% having been born in Tennessee. 1.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kingsport Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202154,3691210.22%
202054,2481210.22%
201954,1271210.22%
201854,0065190.97%
201753,4879661.84%
201652,521-236-0.45%
201552,757-65-0.12%
201452,82250.01%
201352,817780.15%
201252,739-185-0.35%
201152,924-29-0.05%
201052,9538,0481.66%
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%

Kingsport Population by Year