What is the current population of Bristol?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Bristol is 26,987. Bristol, Tennessee is the 1,412th largest city in the US.

Bristol Geography [top]

What county is Bristol, Tennessee in?

Bristol is located entirely in Sullivan County.

What is the size of Bristol, Tennessee in square miles?

Bristol has an area of 32.3 square miles.

Bristol Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Bristol?

The current population of Bristol (26,987) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Bristol growing?

Bristol has grown 6.1% since the 2000. Bristol, Tennessee's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Bristol, Tennessee?

Bristol has a population density of 826.8 people per square mile.

Bristol Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Bristol, Tennessee?

The total voting age population of Bristol, Tennessee, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 21,002. The voting age population is 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

What percentage of Bristol, Tennessee residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 19.8% of the residents of Bristol are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Bristol, Tennessee?

The racial demographics of Bristol are 91.7% White, 3.3% Two or more races, 3.1% Black, 1.3% Other, 0.5% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 2.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Bristol, Tennessee residents are below the poverty line?

In Bristol, 20.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 34.1%. On a per-household basis, 15.9% of families are below the poverty line in Bristol.

What percentage of Bristol, Tennessee residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 57.0% of Bristol residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Bristol, Tennessee residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.9% of Bristol residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.6% have a bachelor's degree and 9.3% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Bristol, Tennessee residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Bristol residents aged 5 and older, 3.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.

Bristol Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Bristol, Tennessee?

The unemployment rate in Bristol is 7.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Bristol, Tennessee residents work for the government?

In Bristol, 12.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Bristol, Tennessee?

The median household income in Bristol is $42,010.

Bristol Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Bristol, Tennessee?

In Bristol, 66.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Bristol, Tennessee?

Renters occupy 34.0% of housing units in Bristol.

What percentage of Bristol, Tennessee housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Bristol, 11.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Bristol, Tennessee housing units were built after 2000?

In Bristol, 10.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,400 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Bristol, Tennessee?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Bristol is $666.

What percentage of households in Bristol, Tennessee have broadband internet?

In Bristol, 80.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Bristol Population By Year

Population Graph For Bristol
Year Population Rank in US
2019 26,987 1,412
2018 26,881 1,410
2017 26,842 1,394
2016 27,109 1,375
2015 26,666 1,392
2014 26,729 1,384
2013 26,626 1,381
2012 26,675 1,368
2011 26,750 1,352
2010 26,702 1,336
2000 25,421 1,264
1990 24,898 1,120

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1402 Colleyville, Texas 27,091 36.8%
1403 Wilmette, Illinois 27,089 -1.8%
1404 Plum, Pennsylvania 27,087 0.5%
1405 Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin 27,082 17.2%
1406 McHenry, Illinois 27,061 24.0%
1407 Elmira, New York 27,054 -12.6%
1408 Shaker Heights, Ohio 27,027 -7.8%
1409 Erie, Colorado 27,003 312.0%
1410 Brownsburg, Indiana 27,001 78.9%
1411 Chaska, Minnesota 26,989 51.1%
1412 Bristol, Tennessee 26,987 6.1%
1413 Maywood, California 26,973 -4.1%
1414 Maryland Heights, Missouri 26,956 -0.6%
1415 Magna metro township, Utah 26,949
1416 Xenia, Ohio 26,947 10.8%
1417 Belmont, California 26,941 7.4%
1418 Allen Park, Michigan 26,940 -8.5%
1419 Mason City, Iowa 26,931 -7.6%
1420 New Lenox, Illinois 26,926 46.5%
1421 Hanahan, South Carolina 26,917 107.1%
1422 Daphne, Alabama 26,869 60.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Tennessee

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
754 Smyrna 51,586 85.5%
765 Collierville 51,040 54.7%
857 Cleveland 45,504 21.4%
885 Spring Hill 43,769 430.4%
902 Gallatin 42,918 82.1%
907 Brentwood 42,783 62.4%
966 Columbia 40,335 21.1%
994 Germantown 39,225 3.7%
1045 Mount Juliet 37,029 161.2%
1062 Lebanon 36,479 77.9%
1095 La Vergne 35,716 88.5%
1121 Cookeville 34,706 31.4%
1275 Morristown 30,193 13.9%
1291 Maryville 29,742 28.3%
1312 Oak Ridge 29,156 6.7%
1412 Bristol 26,987 6.1%
1605 Farragut 23,778 33.6%
1699 Shelbyville 22,101 35.2%
1761 East Ridge 21,182 3.1%
1881 Tullahoma 19,555 8.2%
2068 Springfield 17,277 19.6%
2085 Sevierville 17,117 39.0%
2110 Goodlettsville 16,798 21.9%
2161 Dyersburg 16,314 -6.7%
2246 Dickson 15,575 20.6%
2308 Greeneville 14,891 -3.2%
2404 Athens 14,020 5.4%
2439 McMinnville 13,769 6.7%
2453 Soddy-Daisy 13,619 17.9%
2465 Elizabethton 13,509 -3.8%

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