Kingsport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 54,127 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Kingsport is the 12th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kingsport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingsport is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingsport who work in office and administrative support (11.62%), sales jobs (9.80%), and management occupations (8.40%).
Kingsport is a decent-sized city, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the city has no real transit system.
In terms of college education, Kingsport is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.10% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kingsport in 2018 was $30,740, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,960 for a family of four. However, Kingsport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kingsport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kingsport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kingsport include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Kingsport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.