B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$582
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

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
    492
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    94
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    695
    525
  • Theft
    3,944
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    273
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,465
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • 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
    12%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Kingsport is a wonderful area to raise kids. With a population of about 50,000 people, but such a large land area, you can get a rural feel and a city feel depending on where you go. The area is beautiful as it is in a part of The Great Smokey Mountains. There are many outdoor activities one can participate in. Within an hour's drive, you can fine Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Bristol. A little further away is Knoxville, TN, home of the Tennessee Volunteers and the location for the 1982 World's Fair. The crime rate is very low and many citizens leaves doors unlocked. The downtown area is small, but continually growing!