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Bristol, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Bristol had a population of 60,492 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bristol: Mixville Brook.

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Bristol, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 60,492
Daytime Population: Workers 23,360
Daytime Population: Residents 28,902
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,262
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 59,682
Population in Familes 46,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 810
Population Density2 2,291
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $58,841
Average Household Income $77,503
Per Capita Income $32,591


Total Housing Units 27,391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,346 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,816 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,229 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $212,000
Average Home Value $229,643


Total Households 25,162
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 15,640
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.12%
Households -0.09% 0.06%
Families -0.17% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2017 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 Density # 44 70th
Diversity Index # 38 74th
Median Household Income # 99 31st
Per Capita Income # 99 31st

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