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"Birthplace of Country Music"
Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, in the Kingsport-Bristol metro area.
The community was named for Bristol, England.
The latitude of Bristol is 36.595N. The longitude is -82.188W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,677 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,021.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bristol 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 37617 ZIP code.
14% of Bristol residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bristol ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bristol was $18,535, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Bristol residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bristol, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $756.
Sullivan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bristol political report.
The average commute time for Bristol workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bristol between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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