Bristol has the 1737th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 3.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Bristol is part of the Kingsport metro area. Unemployment in the Kingsport area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Kingsport has the 180th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Bristol is below average at $39,570, and the median cost of a home in Bristol is $113,200, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Bristol hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Bristol. 82% of Bristol workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Bristol spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.