Bristol is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 26,666 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Bristol is the 27th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bristol is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bristol is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bristol who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), sales jobs (11.98%), and management occupations (9.64%).
The education level of Bristol citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.81% of adults in Bristol have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bristol in 2010 was $23,007, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,028 for a family of four. However, Bristol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bristol home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bristol residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bristol include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bristol is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.