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Kingsport, Tennessee

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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.

The location of Kingsport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Kingsport has a population of 53,374 people<2> (see below for details).

Kingsport was established in 1822.

The community of Kingsport is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kingsport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Kingsport: (423)

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (which 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).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kingsport.

Communities near Kingsport ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Kingsport and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Bristol   [Map]   26,842   E   18 miles [29 km]
Church Hill   [Map]   6,674   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Collingwood   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cross   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
East Ridge   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Harrtown   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kingsport. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Sullivan County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kingsport:

The official website for Sullivan County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kingsport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 we use 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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