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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Bristol is a town in Virginia with a population of 17,077. Bristol is in Bristol City County. Living in Bristol offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bristol there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Bristol. The public schools in Bristol are above average.
About Bristol...
Population
17,077

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    168.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    12
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    409.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,377.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    301
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Bristol

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,844
National
$55,322
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I have lived in Bristol, Virginia my whole life. The town of Bristol is a small town with very little to do. There are many small businesses throughout the town and many opportunities for community service participation. The town does not offer may opportunities for nightlife, but the town is very kid friendly. Many families choose to visit our small bakeries and boutiques on state street. Bristol is divided between Tennessee and Virginia. It is very easy to be in Bristol, Tennessee which can allow for more opportunities to get involved in the community.
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Bristol, VA is a great place to live. There are many amenities and lots of sites to see. If you have a dog, Sugar Hollow Park is the absolute best place for them to get some exercise and interact with other dogs and the dog park!
I have lived in many, many areas in the south west virginia area and Bristol has been my favorite city by far, the tennessee side and virginia side feel like a whole which adds so much more to the city. The city schools aren't the best but there are many great private schools and John S. Battle High School, which is where my kids go is a great public school, safest in the city with many opportunities.