About Bristol, VA
Bristol is an independent city located 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.
The town hosts the Bristol White Sox baseball club of the Appalachian League.
Bristol is located at 36°36'40" North, 82°10'34" West (36.611116, -82.176193).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.1 km2 (13.2 mi2). 33.4 km2 (12.9 mi2) of it is land and 0.7 km2 (0.3 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 2.05% water. Bristol Demographics:
As of the census of 2000, there are 17,367 people, 7,678 households, and 4,798 families residing in the city. The population density is 519.8/km2 (1,346.4/mi2). There are 8,469 housing units at an average density of 253.5/km2 (656.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 92.54% White, 5.57% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,678 households out of which 24.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% are married couples living together, 13.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% are non-families. 34.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.78.
In the city the population is spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 82.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $27,389, and the median income for a family is $34,266. Males have a median income of $28,420 versus $20,967 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,311. 16.2% of the population and 13.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.8% of those under the age of 18 and 12.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Currently, besides Mayor Weberling, the City Council members are:Vice Mayor Paul W. HurleyCouncilman Harold C. LeonardCouncilman Farnham JarrardCouncilwoman Vicie A. Dotson
Bristol, Virginia ranks near the bottom of Virginia localities in education, healthcare, and income.