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Welcome to Kingsport ...
The city of Kingsport is primarily located in Sullivan County<1>. A portion of Kingsport extends into Hawkins County.
The location of Kingsport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Kingsport has a population of 54,181 people<3> (see below for details).
Kingsport is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Kingsport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Kingsport: (423)
The community of Kingsport was established in 1822.
Websites for Kingsport ...
Official Website: www.kingsporttn.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.kingsportchamber.org/
Junior League: www.jlkpt.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kingsport had an population of 54,181 people. This is an increase of 12.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.66% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Kingsport had a population of 48,205 people (which is 30.74% of the total population of Sullivan County). This makes Kingsport the county's most populous community.
The population of Kingsport represents 0.76% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 48,205 people, the population of Kingsport increased 7.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 44,905 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Kingsport.
Communities Also Named Kingsport ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Kingsport - it's located in Nova Scotia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kingsport.
Communities near Kingsport ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kingsport.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kingsport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kingsport.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kingsport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kingsport.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingsport. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kingsport.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kingsport ...
Looking for more information about Kingsport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Kingsport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kingsport.
Adding Kingsport to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Kingsport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Kingsport was the Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Kingsport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kingsport.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Kingsport: www.kingsporttn.gov/
The official website for Sullivan County: www.sullivancounty.org/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 27 Mar 2023