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Bristol, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Bristol had a population of 60,859 as of July 1, 2016. Bristol ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bristol is located at latitude 41.6816 and longitude -72.9408 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bristol (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Bristol (GNIS ID: 2378270) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bristol is located within Town of Bristol, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bristol population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bristol: Mixville Brook.

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Bristol, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,859
Population in Households 60,021
Population in Familes 46,839
Population in Group Qrtrs 838
Population Density1 2,305
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 25,400
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 15,802
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,511 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,889 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,029 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $203,075
Average Home Value $221,781


Median Household Income $56,441
Average Household Income $74,956
Per Capita Income $31,646
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.17%
Households 0.05% 0.12%
Families -0.03% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bristol, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 93rd
Population Density1 # 44 70th
Diversity Index2 # 37 75th
Median Household Income # 102 29th
Per Capita Income # 96 33rd

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