Bristol, Virginia

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Bristol, Virginia
State Street in downtown Bristol, Tennessee (left) and Bristol, Virginia (right)
State Street in downtown Bristol, Tennessee (left) and Bristol, Virginia (right)
Nickname(s): 
The Birthplace of Country Music
Motto(s): 
A Good Place to Live
Bristol-Location.svg
Coordinates: 36°36′N 82°11′W / 36.600°N 82.183°W / 36.600; -82.183
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyIndependent city
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • MayorBill Hartley
 • Vice MayorAnthony Farnum
 • City ManagerRandall C. Eads
Area
 • Independent city13.00 sq mi (33.66 km2)
 • Land12.87 sq mi (33.34 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
Elevation
1,680 ft (512 m)
Population
 • Independent city17,835
 • Estimate 
(2019)
16,762
 • Density1,302.31/sq mi (502.82/km2)
 • Metro
500,901
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24201, 24202
Area code(s)276
FIPS code51-09816[3]
GNIS feature ID1492633[4]
Websitewww.bristolva.org
State Street separates Virginia (left) and Tennessee (right).
Double yellow line on State Street, separating Virginia from Tennessee with a bronze marker embedded in pavement.

Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,835.[5] It is the twin city of Bristol, Tennessee, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of its main street, State Street. It is surrounded on three sides by Washington County, Virginia, which is combined with the city for statistical purposes. Bristol is a principal city of the KingsportBristol–Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  3. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.