Also See: Kingsport, TN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Kingsport had a population of 54,344 as of July 1, 2021. Kingsport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Kingsport is located at latitude 36.5484 and longitude -82.5618 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kingsport encompass a land area of 53.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.93 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,211 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Kingsport are located in Sullivan County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hawkins County.
The City of Kingsport 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingsport: Boat Yard, Boatyard, Christiansville, Island Flats, Kings Port, Peace Island.
|Total Population||54,344 (100%)|
|Population in Households||53,456 (98.4%)|
|Population in Families||41,702 (76.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||888 ( 1.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$46,758|
|Average Household Income||$65,291|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,616|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||26,873 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||15,402 (57.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,355 (31.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,116 (11.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$172,411|
|Average Home Value||$216,894|
|Housing Affordability Index3||160|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.06%|
|Per Capita Income||2.39%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.67%|
The table below compares Kingsport to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 12||97th|
|Population Density||# 64||85th|
|Median Household Income||# 215||50th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 135||31st|
|Per Capita Income||# 117||73rd|
|Diversity Index||# 189||56th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.