Bristol, VA Population

Population: 17,367. Estimated population in July 2020: 17,335 (-0.2% change)
Males: 7,825 (45.1%), Females: 9,542 (54.9%)

Zip codes: 24201, 24202.

Median resident age: 41.3 years
Median household income: $27,389
Median house value: $71,400

Races in Bristol:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.9%)
  • Black (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (18.1%), Irish (11.1%), English (10.2%), German (10.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Dutch (1.8%).

Elevation: 1700 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bristol

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bristol city

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,066 (-5.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bristol:

  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-TRICITIES (about 4 miles; BRISTOL, TN)
  • BRISTOL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; BRISTOL, TN)
  • JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; ABINGDON, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bristol:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 19 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 82 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 85 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bristol:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Bristol:

  • VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 499; Location: 1013 MOORE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vic.edu)
  • VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF HAIRSTYLING (Location: 623 SYCAMORE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • GRAHAM BIBLE COLLEGE (Location: PO BOX 1630; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bristol:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 73 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 81 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)

Schools

Public high schools in Bristol:

  • VIRGINIA HIGH (Students: 701; Location: 1200 LONG CRESCENT DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JOHN S. BATTLE HIGH (Students: 557; Location: 21264 BATTLE HILL DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • VIRGINIA MIDDLE (Students: 560; Location: 501 PIEDMONT AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HIGH POINT ELEM. (Students: 519; Location: 14091 SINKING CREEK RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WALLACE MIDDLE (Students: 484; Location: 13077 WALLACE PIKE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • VALLEY INSTITUTE ELEM. (Students: 345; Location: 4350 GATE CITY HWY; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JOSEPH VAN PELT ELEM. (Students: 345; Location: 200 SPRING HILL TERRACE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON ELEM. (Students: 292; Location: 2045 EUCLID AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WASHINGTON LEE ELEM. (Students: 232; Location: WASHINGTON LEE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HIGHLAND VIEW ELEM. (Students: 194; Location: 1405 EADS ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CROSSROADS ALTERNATIVE/BRISTOL CITY (Location: C/O BRISTOL CITY PUBLIC SCHLS; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • HIGHLANDS JUVENILE DETENTION HOME (Location: 2105 SHAKESVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • ST ANNES SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 300 EUCLID AVE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • SULLINS ACADEMY (Students: 161; Location: 2000 BLEVINS BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MORRISON SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 139 TERRACE DR.; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Bristol:

  • BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $983,555; Location: 701 GOODE STREET; 116,510 books; 3,288 audio materials; 3,688 video materials; 312 serial subscriptions)