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Kingsport is a city in Sullivan County. (The community straddles Sullivan and Hawkins counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for William King, who built a boat yard along the river
The latitude of Kingsport is 36.548N. The longitude is -82.561W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 44,231.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kingsport 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 37664 ZIP code.
12% of Kingsport residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kingsport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kingsport was $20,549, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Kingsport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Kingsport include Boatyard Historic District, Church Circle District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kingsport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $832.
Libraries in Kingsport include Bloomingdale Branch Library, Colonial Heights Branch Library, George Washington Carver Branch Library, Kingsport Public Library & Archives, Sullivan Gardens Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kingsport include Kingsport Times-News
TV stations in Kingsport include WKPT, WOPI-CA.
Sullivan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kingsport political report.
The average commute time for Kingsport workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 28 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kingsport between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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