Bristol, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Bristol Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Bristol Content

Also See: Bristol, TN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Bristol, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bristol had a population of 27,259 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bristol is located at latitude 36.5585 and longitude -82.217 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bristol (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,676 feet.

The City of Bristol (GNIS ID: 2403927) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bristol is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sullivan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bristol population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bristol: Sapling Grove.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


City of Bristol, TN Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | TN Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Commissioner District 2 | Sullivan County | Tennessee Counties

Search the map for:

Bristol, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,259
Daytime Population: Workers 20,796
Daytime Population: Residents 15,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 26,518
Population in Familes 20,723
Population in Group Qrtrs 741
Population Density2 837
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $37,542
Average Household Income $55,058
Per Capita Income $24,301


Total Housing Units 13,230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,628 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,018 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,583 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $116,282
Average Home Value $156,568


Total Households 11,647
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 7,212
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.29%
Households 0.23% 0.25%
Families 0.16% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Bristol, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 94th
Population Density # 116 73rd
Diversity Index # 201 53rd
Median Household Income # 255 41st
Per Capita Income # 135 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.

Tennessee Research Tools

Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Tennessee Census Data
Highest or Lowest: