Kingsport 72 Excellent
Kingsport Livability #107 ranked city in Tennessee#9,164 ranked city in the USARanks better than 68% of areas
A+ Kingsport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Kingsport Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Tennessee
8713% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kingsport cost of living
F Kingsport Crime Total crime is 74% higher than Tennessee
Total crime
5,995132% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 17132% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Kingsport crime
D Kingsport Employment Household income is 15% lower than Tennessee
Median household income
$39,46329% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,94910% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%11% lower than the US average
Kingsport employment
D- Kingsport Housing Home value is 8% lower than Tennessee
Median home value
$134,80027% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$60636% lower than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Kingsport real estate or Kingsport rentals
B Kingsport Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Tennessee
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
61%23% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
0:1100% lower than the US average
Kingsport K-12 schools
A Kingsport User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Kingsport
Overall user rating
80% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
81% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Kingsport, TN

      Kingsport is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. The city has a population of 52,871 residents. At 92%, the majority of the Kingsport population is White; this is followed by 3% Black and 1% Asian. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 71% of the population considered married and 69% with kids under the age of 18, Kingsport could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Kingsport, Tennessee. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Kingsport and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Kingsport to Tennessee and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Kingsport has received a livability score of 68 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 56th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Kingsport has received high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and education (B). Unfortunately for Kingsport, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), employment (D) and housing (D-).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Kingsport has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Kingsport: Bays Mountain Park, Warriors' Path State Park, and Marquee Cinemas.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Kingsport. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Kingsport are affordable. The median home price for Kingsport homes is $134,800, which is 7.7% lower than the Tennessee average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kingsport, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 9.7% higher than the Tennessee average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Kingsport were 9.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.9%.

      Kingsport transportation information

      Average one way commute19min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.6%83.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.5%9.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%0.8%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%1.4%2.8%
      Working from home2.6%3.9%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)5354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0n/a4711

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      Source: The Kingsport, TN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).