Kingsport, Tennessee Population 2022

54,490
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Kingsport is a city located in Sullivan County Tennessee. Kingsport has a 2020 population of 54,490. Kingsport is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 2.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,953 in 2010.

The average household income in Kingsport is $68,279 with a poverty rate of 19.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $666 per month, and the median house value is $149,100. 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: 91.32%
  • Black or African American: 3.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.25%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Kingsport, Tennessee is 54,490 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,490.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 52,953.

Kingsport, Tennessee Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Kingsport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,03991.32%
Black or African American1,9533.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.15%
Asian5130.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander740.14%
Some Other Race2960.55%
Two or More Races1,7463.25%
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Kingsport Population by Race

Kingsport Population Pyramid 2022

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Kingsport Median Age

44.9


Total

42.2


Male

47.6


Female

Kingsport Adults

There are 43,069 adults, (13,421 of whom are seniors) in Kingsport.

Kingsport Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kingsport Sex Ratio

Female

28,871

53.76%

Male

24,828

46.24%

Kingsport Population by Age

Kingsport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kingsport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All62.1%37.9%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Female40.5%59.5%
Male37.9%62.1%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kingsport Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,9872.262.1
Married9,8162.9283.1
Male9192.9537.9
Female3,4572.8440.5
Non Family9,7951.1850.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Kingsport Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3533.44%
9th to 12th Grade3,2608.30%
High School Graduate12,71532.36%
Some College7,72719.66%
Associates Degree3,0857.85%
Bachelors Degree6,88517.52%
Graduate Degree4,27310.87%
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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
Islander272727
Asian331282191
Other Race19110067
White36,54932,47810,621
Hispanic524356119
2+ Races55647296
Black1,3781,139113
Native American4543

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%.

Kingsport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,470$43,456$27,424
Less Than 9th Grade$18,825$30,707$7,384
High School Graduate$27,725$31,951$21,658
Some College$32,053$41,035$26,754
Bachelors Degree$43,330$59,276$31,330
Graduate Degree$64,613$85,313$51,235

$32,470

Average Earnings

$43,456

Average Male

$27,424

Average Female

Kingsport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kingsport Language by Age

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Kingsport Language

97.03% of Kingsport 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 1.51% of the population.

Kingsport Language

Kingsport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native784253.85%
Black1,88677841.25%
Multiple1,73851029.34%
Hispanic1,03526025.12%
White47,6808,81918.50%
Asian513499.55%
Other97NaN%

19.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.81%

Male Poverty Rate

21.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kingsport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kingsport is Native, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.74%.

Kingsport Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.43%
High School15.84%
Some College10.34%
Bachelors or Greater5.87%

Kingsport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.02%
Male Unemployed28.98%
Female Employed10.69%
Female Unemployed60.57%

Kingsport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kingsport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,066$66,441
Families$59,047$82,492
Married Families$73,717$102,704
Non Families$29,455$41,621
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Income by Household Type

Kingsport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

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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4,282

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War570
First Gulf War775
Vietnam1,505
Korea516
World War II49

Kingsport Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34346
35 to 54858
55 to 64584
65 to 741,148
75+1,346

Kingsport Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,17310.44%
Black906.02%
2+ Races192.00%
Hispanic588.72%

Kingsport Veterans by Race

Kingsport Veterans by Education

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14.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kingsport Veterans by Education

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52.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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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62.21%

Born in Kingsport

97.94%

Native Born

2.06%

Foreign Born

0.91%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.94% of Kingsport residents were born in the United States, with 62.21% having been born in Tennessee. 0.91% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19205,6920.00%
193011,9146,2227.67%
194014,4042,4901.92%
195019,5715,1673.11%
196026,3146,7433.00%
197031,9385,6241.96%
198032,027890.03%
199036,3654,3381.28%
200044,9058,5402.13%
201052,9538,0481.66%
201152,924-29-0.05%
201252,739-185-0.35%
201352,817780.15%
201452,82250.01%
201552,757-65-0.12%
201652,521-236-0.45%
201753,4879661.84%
201854,0065190.97%
201954,1271210.22%
202054,2481210.22%
202154,3691210.22%
202254,4901210.22%

Kingsport Population by Year