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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.


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Median household income
Local
$30,524
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kingsport demographic reports
Kingsport is on the Holston River.
Former and merged names include:
· King's Mill
· King's Station
Starting point of the Wilderness Road forged by Daniel Boone into Kentucky
Public transportation: Kingsport Area Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 387. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fun Fest - July 13-21, 2007
  • Fall Folk Arts Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Folklife Festival - July 14, 2007
  • Old Tyme Fiddlers & Bluegrass Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kingsport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Symphony of the Mountains
Nearby parks & recreation: Warriors Path State Park, Bays Mountain Park
Sports teams: Mets (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Allandale Mansion, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 73

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

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

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kingsport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $832.


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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

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Newspapers in Kingsport include Kingsport Times-News

TV stations in Kingsport include WKPT, WOPI-CA.

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Sullivan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kingsport political report.

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Traffic

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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