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Bristol, Virginia

Bristol is an independent city in Virginia, bounded by Washington County, Virginia and Sullivan County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,367. It is the twin city of Bristol, Tennessee, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of its main street, State Street. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Bristol, Virginia with Washington County for statistical purposes. Along with Kingsport, Tennessee and Johnson City, Tennessee the Bristols form the Tri-Cities. Originally named Goodson, it was renamed to Bristol in 1890.

Bristol Careers

Among the most common occupations in Bristol are Sales and office occupations, 29%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 25%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 20%. Approximately 77 percent of workers in Bristol, Virginia work for companies, 11 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

Bristol Industries

The leading industries in Bristol, Virginia are Manufacturing, 22%; Educational, health and social services, 16%; and Retail trade, 14%. Simply Hired's Bristol job listings indicate that the following industries in Bristol are hiring the most workers:

Bristol Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Bristol, Virginia is $24,694, and the median income of households in Bristol was $27,389.

Average Salaries in Bristol, VA

Bristol, VA


According to our Bristol Trends data, the number of Bristol, Virginia jobs has decreased by 2% since October 2013.
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Bristol Employment Statistics

Population of Bristol
Total population 17,367
Male 45.06%
Female 54.94%
Median age 41.3
Bristol Housing
Owner-occupied homes 65.1%
Median cost of a home $71,400
Median mortgage payment $454
Renter-occupied homes 34.9%
Vacant housing 9.3%
Median monthly rent $409
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $28,420
Median for all female full-time $20,967
Household Income
Less than $10,000 16%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 19%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 13%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 2%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15%
High school graduate 29%
Some college, no degree 20%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 13%
Graduate degree 4%
Marital Status
Never married 19%
Currently married 54%
Separated 3%
Widowed 12%
Divorced 12%
White 94%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 0%
Other 0%
Bristol Commute
Carpool 9.6%
Public transportation 0.8%
Average travel time 18 minutes