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Income/capita 20%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 8%
IndexBristolTennesseeNational
Income per capita$23,727$26,019$29,829
Median household income$38,985$46,574$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,897$58,570$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,669$28,937$35,192
Median earnings male$30,305$32,560$36,919
Median earnings female$20,446$24,186$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level15.6%17.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bristol is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Bristol is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bristol is 8% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bristol is 4% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,987$38,985$77,970
      City
      $31,046$46,574$93,148
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Bristol median earnings by income bracket

      Bristol employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.5%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector18.3%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.7%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services18.2%17.4%
      Public administration4.2%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.0%
      Education, health & social services13.4%33.9%
      Other24.2%30.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oak Grove CDP (Sumner County), TN215$67,72722%
      Oak Grove, TN5,152$46,64816%
      Walnut Hill, TN2,208$41,77924%
      Nickelsville, VA438$37,34432%
      Bristol, VA17,340$35,80135%
      Bristol, TN26,734$38,98530%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      East St. Louis, IL26,731$19,94664%
      Stevens Point, WI26,714$41,94424%
      Wooster, OH26,773$41,70325%
      Horn Lake, MS26,785$45,31018%
      Superior, WI26,676$41,03026%
      Bristol, TN26,734$38,98530%
      Source: The Bristol, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).