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-Cost of living
-Nearby recreation
-Diverse economy


-Low educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Metro Area

Johnson City was recently split off this “Tri Cities” metro area, although this remaining area still has three names, with Bristol listed twice because it straddles the Tennessee-Virginia line. Johnson City is the college town and minor cultural center of the area. Kingsport and Bristol, 20 miles separated, are typical small Southern centers supporting an assortment of industrial and agricultural activities. Chemicals, forest products, glass, textiles, and metal products are produced in the area.

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Quick Facts About Kingsport

    The unemployment rate in Kingsport is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Kingsport jobs have Decreased by 0.67 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kingsport's cost of living is 12.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Kingsport's population is 53,014 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 45.78 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Kingsport is $123,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.88 percent.
    Kingsport public schools spend $9,361 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Kingsport.

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re: Would be wonderful, except for one MAJOR probl
I drove to Kingsport today, saturday, (thursday was thanksgiving) so I dont know if the eastman chemicals was closed because of the holiday but I didnt smell anything at... (read more)
re: Would be wonderful, except for one MAJOR probl
Would someone else please write something about the adversity of living in the Kingsport area with the "stench" of Eastman Chemicals? Kingsport sounds idyllic, the... (read more)
All I Have to do is Look Out My Window
Looking out my back window tells me that this is the place for me. I can see most of Kingsport from my back deck. Bays Mountain, both hospitals, downtown, the snow in... (read more)
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