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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Kingsport is a town in Tennessee with a population of 53,115. Kingsport is in Sullivan County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Kingsport offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kingsport there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kingsport and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Kingsport are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$651
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Kingsport Rankings

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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
    501.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    64.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    597.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,116.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    503.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Kingsport

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,100
National
$55,322
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I have lived in Kingsport my entire life. I wish there was more for younger children to do. Especially now. Children of all ages, children and adolescents with mental illness and even adults always need a place they can go. This place should exist of trustworthy people.
I do remember as a child I was able to go outside run around the neighborhood, even play in the creek. Those were the best days. I guess it changes as you grow into an adult. My favorite part of the day was catching lightening bugs!
Kingsport is a good town especially if you know all the right people. I would like to see Kingsport as a whole to make the streets safer to our generation of children can stay out late play in the creeks and catch lightening bugs!
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Apples to Apples; let's begin with Kingsport compared to another city in the West with identical populations. This is where the world splits into two completely different personalities. The city of Kingsport has been around for centuries yet lacks any social graces such as live theater productions, live concerts with name bands, an art colony with a reputable museum, class restaurants, a movie theater, affordable housing for the poor or limited income persons, a bus or public transportation system, tourist or travel draw, student or active family or senior programs, traffic modernization, business opportunities, manufacturing incentives to move the company here and the list goes on with the failures of this dump of a city. The medical community also is in shambles. Avoid this place and go to a place where the city has more of what is current and not locked into arrogant idiocy.
I am a local to Kingsport, Tennessee. I have grown up here and watched it change over the years. I would call it a small town with around 55,000 people living here. Surrounding Kingsport is rural land with great places to hike all around it. Kingsport is one of the three cities located in what is known as the Tri-Cities. You have Johnson City, Bristol, and Kingsport all about 20-30 minutes away from each other. Schools located around here would mainly be Northeast State Community College and East Tennessee State College. East Tennessee State offers a great medical program while Northeast State offers a variety of technical programs and transferable classes to anywhere you want to go. The people around here are great and always willing to help and go the extra mile.