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Kingsport
  • Town in Tennessee

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Kingsport is a town in Tennessee with a population of 55,415. Kingsport is in Sullivan County. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$772
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    657.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    75.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    50.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    457
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,057.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    555.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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