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  • Summer high temps like New England
  • Winter low temps like Atlanta
  • Temp ranges like California’s Wine Country
  • Rainfall brings lush vegetation like Seattle
  • Sunny days comparable to the Carolina Coast
  • Four balanced seasons
  • Mountains shelter from hurricanes/tornadoes

2020 Census Population

Kingsport City

Sullivan County

Hawkins County

Washington County

Bristol, TN-VA

Johnson City, TN

Tri-Cities, TN/VA


  • Kingsport is located at the interchange of I-81 and I-26 an hour’s drive from Asheville, NC, 1 ½ hours from Knoxville, TN, and 2 ½ hours from Roanoke, VA on the “less taxing side of the Blue Ridge”.
  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) is 20 minutes from downtown with service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando, Daytona, and Tampa-St. Pete by Delta, American, and Allegiant.

Tax Information:

  • Hotel occupancy tax = 7%
  • Sales tax = 9.75% with a reduced rate on groceries
  • No state income tax on wages, social security, or pensions
  • Sullivan and surrounding counties are among the lowest property tax rates in the nation (Source: taxfoundation.org)
  • No layers of special taxes (like schools, fire protection, etc.)
  • No wheel tax (Kingsport/Sullivan County)
  • No personal property tax on vehicles, boats, etc.
  • No vehicle inspection fees
  • No annual vehicle taxes of any kind
  • No “death tax” on estates or inheritances
  • Free removal of yard waste, junk, appliances

Contact Details

Visit Kingsport
400 Clinchfield Street,
Suite 100,
Kingsport, TN 37660

Phone: 423.392.8820
FAX: 423.392.8833
Toll Free: 800.743.5282

Have a specific question?

Call a Visit Kingsport team member to get more information. We look forward to assisting you!

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