Statistics and Demographics

Population

Survey Year Kingsport Sullivan County Tri-Cities MSA
1990 36,365 143,596 436,047
2000 44,905 153,048 480,091
2005 44,130 152,716 490,238
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 Population Estimates, Census 2000, 1990 Census

Kingsport's population percent growth rate from 1990 to 2000 is 23.5%.

Kingsport's median age is 41.9.

Population by Age
Age Group Percent
18 - 24 yrs. 7.3%
25 - 34 yrs. 10.9%
35 - 49 yrs. 20.2%
50 and over 40.6%
Source: Sales & Marketing Management, 2005


Cost of Living

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index provides a useful and reasonably accurate measure of relative price levels for consumer goods and services among participating urban areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

Cost of Living
Kingsport, Tennessee - 90.3
Consumer Goods/Services Percent
Grocery Items 101.1
Housing 79.5
Utilities 82.2
Health Care 91.5
Based on 2nd Quarter 2006 study

Intercity Cost of Living Index
City/State Percent
Kingsport, TN 90.3
Memphis, TN 91.0
Rochester, NY 101.0
Atlanta, GA 97.7
Louisville, KY 97.6
Raleigh, NC 96.1
Charlotte, NC 90.3
St. Louis, MO 96.9
Based on 2nd Quarter 2006 study


Income

2005 Effective Buying Income
Area # of Households Median EBI
Kingsport 19,600 $29,977
Sullivan County 64,700 $32,961
Kpt-Bristol,
TN-VA Metro
127,400 $31,435
Source: Sales & Marketing Management, 2005

Households by Income (%)
Income Kingsport Sullivan County Bristol Johnson City
$15,000 - $24,999 13.3% 13.6% 16.2% 13.3%
$25,000 - $49,999 31.1% 37.0% 36.8% 32.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.5% 19.8% 19.8% 16.8%
$75,000+ 21.8% 17.7% 14.5% 22.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 


 

Retail Sales

2005 Retail Sales (in millions)
Kingsport Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro
Total Retail $1,044,572 Total Retail $4,281,935
Food & Beverage Stores
(not listed as just 'Food') $71,489
Food & Beverage Stores
(not listed as just 'Food') $548,395
Food Serv. & Drinking
Estab. $94,922
Food Serv. & Drinking
Estab. $355,354
General Mdse. $232,148 General Mdse. $659,045
Furniture/Appliances $21,685 Furniture/Appliances $94,978
Motor Veh. & Parts
Dealers (not listed as
just 'Auto') $314,969
Motor Veh. & Parts
Dealers (not listed as
just 'Auto') $954,378
Source: Sales & Marketing Management, 2005

Kingsport Contact Info

Location:

1st Floor, City Hall

Postal:

225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660

E-mail:

Phone:

(423) 229-9400

Fax:

(423) 229-9350

 


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