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"Birthplace of Country Music"

Bristol is an independent city.

The latitude of Bristol is 36.596N. The longitude is -82.188W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,680 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,206.


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Median household income
Local
$27,389
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bristol demographic reports
Bristol is on the Tennessee border. Although they have distinct governments, Bristol, VA, and Bristol, TN, form a single community
Former and merged names include:
· Goodson
· Goodsonville
· Sapling Grove
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 89. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dave Loggins, singer
Local festivals include:
  • Rhythm and Roots Reunion - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bristol web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Clear Creek Lake
Sports teams: White Sox (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford
Colleges and universities: Virginia Intermont College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bristol demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bristol City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24201 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Bristol residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bristol ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bristol was $17,311, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Bristol residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Bristol festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bristol, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.


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Libraries

Libraries in Bristol include Avoca Branch Library, Bristol Public Library, Literacy Academy of Bristol ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Bristol include Bristol Herald Courier

TV stations in Bristol include WCYB.

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Politics

Bristol City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bristol political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bristol workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 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 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Bristol include Comfort Inn Bristol, Courtyard Bristol Virginia, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, Knights Inn, La Quinta Inn #933 - Bristol, Ramada Inn Bristol, Red Carpet Inn Bristol, Super 8.

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