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Blountville is in Sullivan County, in the Kingsport-Bristol metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community is believed named for William Blount, territorial governor
The latitude of Blountville is 36.533N. The longitude is -82.326W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,539 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,959.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blountville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sullivan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnson City-Kingsport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37617 ZIP code.
11% of Blountville residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blountville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blountville was $16,173, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Blountville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Blountville include Blountville Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Blountville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.
Libraries in Blountville include Sullivan County Public Library ... View libraries
Sullivan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blountville political report.
The average commute time for Blountville workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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