Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The population according to the 2010 census is 48,205.
Kingsport is the largest city in the KingsportâBristolâBristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which had a population of 309,544 as of 2010. The Metropolitan Statistical Area is a component of the Johnson CityâKingsportâBristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area â commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region. Census data from 2006â2008 for the Tri-Cities Combined Statistical Area estimates a population of 496,454.