The location of Kingsport
Welcome to Kingsport ...
The city of Kingsport is primarily located in Sullivan County. A portion of Kingsport extends into Hawkins County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Kingsport has a population of 53,374 people<1> (see below for details).
Kingsport was established in 1822.
The community of Kingsport is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Kingsport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Kingsport lies within the (423) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Kingsport had a population of 48,205 people (or 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 (that had a count of 44,905 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Kingsport had an population of 53,374 people. This is an increase of 10.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.86% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Kingsport ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Kingsport.
Communities Also Named Kingsport ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Kingsport - it's located in Nova Scotia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kingsport.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kingsport. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingsport. Our list includes 12 papers.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kingsport:
Websites 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kingsport.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kingsport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Kingsport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingsport) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kingsport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kingsport
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingsport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5285, Longitude: -82.5492 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Kingsport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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