Bristol, TN
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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 (15.53%), sales jobs (13.77%), and management occupations (8.58%).

The population of Bristol overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Bristol, 22.44% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bristol in 2010 was $21,859, 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 $87,436 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.