Kingsport, TN

Kingsport profile

Living in Kingsport

Kingsport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 54,127 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Kingsport is the 12th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kingsport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingsport is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingsport who work in office and administrative support (11.62%), sales jobs (9.80%), and management occupations (8.40%).

The overall education level of Kingsport is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.10% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kingsport in 2018 was $30,740, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,960 for a family of four. However, Kingsport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Kingsport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kingsport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kingsport include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Kingsport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.