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Overview

Introduction to Kingsport, Tennessee

Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan county, is 20 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee and 132 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is located in the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metropolitan area.

Kingsport History

Kingsport was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. It was first chartered in 1822 and became a major shipping port on the Holston River. The city was named after William King, who constructed a boat yard along the river. It was re-chartered in 1917 and was designed as a garden city by John Nolen of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kingsport and nearby Attractions

  • Kingsport Mall Shopping Center
  • Meadow View Golf Course
  • Bays Mountain Park
  • Warriors Path State Park
  • Allandale Mansion
  • Natural Tunnel State Park

Things To Do In Kingsport

Bays Mountain Park, the Eastman Recreation Area, J. Fred Johnson Park, Cloud Park, Riverfront Park and Centennial Boat Yard Park are all located in Kingsport. The Green Acres Shopping Center, Midtown Shopping Center, Southland Shopping Center, Fort Henry Mall Shopping Center and the Kings Giant Plaza Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. The Meadow View Golf Course and the Ridgefields Golf and Country Club provide facilities for local golfers. Local festivals include the Folklife Festival, the Old Tyme Fiddlers & Bluegrass Festival, the Fall Folk Arts Festival and the Fun Fest.

Kingsport Transportation

McGhee Tyson is the nearest major airport.

Kingsport Higher Education

Northeast State Technical Community College, Walters State Community College and East Tennessee State University provide programs for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population52,871
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens22.4%
Employed Population 16+20,824
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,429
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,649

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,974
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$606
Median House Value$134,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
German12.2%
Irish12%
English11.6%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Polish0.9%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.3%
African0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Kingsport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sullivan County
Standard Zip Codes37664, 37665, 37660, 37663
P.O. Box Zip Codes37662
Company Zip Codes37669
Phone Area Codes423
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.52
Approximate Longitude-82.55

Kingsport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKINGSPORT
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches
StationBRISTOL TRI CITY AP
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationROGERSVILLE 1 NE
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bluff City1,682$44,286
Church Hill6,723$56,058
Johnson City65,415$56,487
Jonesborough5,234$63,535
Mount Carmel5,425$52,318
Surgoinsville2,237$51,563

Kingsport Public Libraries

Kingsport Public Library
400 BROAD STREET
Kingsport, Tennessee
(423) 224-2539

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Kingsport Hospitals

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
113 Cassel Drive
(423) 246-7240
Wellmont-holston Valley Medical Center
(Non-profit)
130 West Ravine Road
(423) 224-4000
Indian Path Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2000 Brookside Drive
(423) 857-7000

Kingsport Public Schools

Cora Cox Academy
520 Myrtle St
ZIP: 37660
(423) 378-2185
Innovation Academy
149 Brookside School La
ZIP: 37660
(423) 354-1731
Middle
Total Enrollment 107
Jackson Elementary
600 Jackson St
ZIP: 37660
(423) 378-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Kennedy Elementary
1500 Woodland Av
ZIP: 37660
(423) 857-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Ketron Elementary School
3301 Bloomington Pk
ZIP: 37660
(423) 354-1715
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
North Middle School
2533 John B. Denis By-pass
ZIP: 37660
(423) 354-1753
Middle
Total Enrollment 344
Roosevelt Elementary
1051 Lake St
ZIP: 37660
(423) 857-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Sevier Middle School
1200 Wateree St
ZIP: 37660
(423) 378-2350
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Sullivan Gardens K-8
209 Rosemont Av
ZIP: 37660
(423) 354-1770
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Sullivan North High School
2533 J B Dennis Bypass
ZIP: 37660
(423) 354-1400
High
Total Enrollment 533
Washington Elementary
1100 Bellingham Dr
ZIP: 37660
(423) 378-2480
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Colonial Heights Middle
415 Lebanon Rd
ZIP: 37663
(423) 354-1360
Middle
Total Enrollment 402
Miller Perry Elementary
904 Fordtown Rd
ZIP: 37663
(423) 354-1760
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Dobyns - Bennett High
1800 Legion Dr
ZIP: 37664
(423) 378-8400
High
Total Enrollment 2090
Indian Springs Elementary
333 Hill Rd
ZIP: 37664
(423) 354-1685
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Jefferson Elementary
2216 Westmoreland Av
ZIP: 37664
(423) 378-2270
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
John Adams Elementary
2727 Edinburgh Channel Rd
ZIP: 37664
(423) 378-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Johnson Elementary
1001 Ormond Dr
ZIP: 37664
(423) 378-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Lincoln Elementary
1000 Summer St
ZIP: 37664
(423) 378-2360
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Palmer Center
1609 Ft Henry Dr
ZIP: 37664
(423) 378-2130
Primary
Total Enrollment 132
Robinson Middle School
1517 Jessee St
ZIP: 37664
(423) 378-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 900
Rock Springs Elementary
1238 Moreland Dr
ZIP: 37664
(423) 354-1380
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Sullivan South High School
1236 Moreland Dr
ZIP: 37664
(423) 354-1300
High
Total Enrollment 904

Kingsport Private Schools

Apostolic Gospel Academy
1780 Granby Rd
ZIP: 37660
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Christian Life Academy
2401 N John B Dennis Hwy
ZIP: 37660
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
Comprehensive Community Services
6145 Temple Star Rd
ZIP: 37660
Secondary
Total Enrollment 4
Lighthouse Christian School
145 Shipp Springs Rd
ZIP: 37660
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
St Paul's Day School & Kindergarten
160 E Sevier Ave
ZIP: 37660
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Dominic School
1474 E Center St
ZIP: 37664
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Cedar View Christian School
1900 Flanders St
ZIP: 37665
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 173
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