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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Kingsport Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    526
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    134
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    705
    500
  • Theft
    3,719
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    290
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,463
National
$55,322
Children
17%
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
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Kingsport Reviews

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I love Kingsport! There's something to do for everyone. If you enjoy nature you can visit Bays Mountain and see the animals and go hiking. There's plenty of places to shop including the local mall and it's also not far from The Pinnacle which has dozens of shops and restaurants. The downtown areas also has a great collection of shops and restaurants as well, but it's not over crowded which makes it a nice place to just explore.
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I am twenty-three years old and I have lived here for my whole life. Overall Kingsport is a awesome place to live, we have some awesome festivals throughout the summer, including Fun Fest! Downtown Kingsport is also fun to go explore, it has so many antique stores and awesome restaurants. The main reason I only gave four stars rather than five is because of Eastman. Eastman is a major source of employment around here which is great but the smell is not so great! The harsh chemicals from Eastman also effects peoples health and causes some breathing problems.
Very great community. Everyone helps everyone. Kingsport has an amazing walking trail (green belt). Very animal friendly, they even hold different activities for pets. Great employment opportunity. Wide variety of religion's and ethnicity. We have all walks of life here. Cultures from all around. Everyone is accepted. Kingsport has an amazing community outreach for all types. Several community events are held throughout the year. There are several marathons and 5k events. Fun Fest is an amazing event for the family! The YMCA and Aquatic Center is an awesome activity place for the family. Several classes for fitness and they have a daycare center for children. The swim area has a warm pool and Olympic size pool. Swimming course and almost always open swimming. Facility is always in top notch shape. Very clean and has all handicapp accessible areas and activities. Kingsport is very community based and runned.