Bristol County , Massachusetts

Bristol County: County in Massachusetts, United States

Bristol County locator map
Location of Bristol County on Massachusetts map.

About

Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 548,285 and a population density of 306 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 566,765 inhabitants. Its county seat is Taunton. The county was created 336 years ago in 1684.

Bristol Superior Court Taunton image
Bristol Superior Court Taunton
Bristol Superior Court Taunton image

Geography

Bristol County is located at 41°45'26"N 71°5'19"W (41.7570900, -71.0885200). It has 5 neighbors: Dukes County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Bristol County and Providence County.

Bristol County map

The largest city of Bristol County is New Bedford with a population of 95,517. Other cities include, Fall River population 89,792, Taunton population 57,675, City of Taunton population 55,874 and Attleboro population 45,444. See all Bristol County cities & populated places.

Bristol County Quick Facts

Population : 566,765 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
Different from : Bristol County, Bristol
Area : 1790 km2
Water as percent of area : 20%
Land as percent of area : 80%
Named for : Bristol
Altitude : 148 feet / 45 meters
Capital : Taunton
Establishment : January 01, 1685
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 10:57:39 (26th October 2021)
Density : 317 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 3.26% (2010-2020)

Bristol County has 5 neighbours.

  • Taunton

Demographics

The population of Bristol County increased by 3.26% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 548,285 - census
2011 549,308 0.19% estimation process
2012 551,120 0.33% estimation process
2013 552,379 0.23% estimation process
2014 555,090 0.49% estimation process
2015 556,863 0.32% estimation process
2016 558,070 0.22% estimation process
2017 560,941 0.51% estimation process
2018 564,092 0.56% estimation process
2019 565,217 0.2% estimation process
2020 566,765 0.27% estimation process

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People born in Bristol County (6)

People born in Bristol County, including architect William Le Baron Jenney, philosopher Roderick Chisholm, sports announcer Gil Santos, you can see a list of people who born in Bristol County.

Other places with the same name (2)

Bristol County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bristol County.

City Name Population Title
New Bedford 95,517 City in Bristol County, Massachusetts
Fall River 89,792 City in Massachusetts
Taunton 57,675 City in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Attleboro 45,444 City in Bristol Country, Massachusetts
Easton 25,116 Town in the U.
Mansfield 24,539 Town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Norton 19,983 City in Massachusetts
Somerset 18,144 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Swansea 17,000 Town in Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts
Fairhaven 16,103 Town in Massachusetts
Westport 16,097 Town of the United States
Seekonk 15,851 Town in the United States
Head of Westport 14,809 City in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Raynham 14,560 Town in Massachusetts
Oxford 13,941 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rehoboth 12,503 Town in Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Middlesex County 1,609,379 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester County 829,212 County in Massachusetts, United States
Suffolk County 801,582 County in Massachusetts, United States
Essex County 791,263 County in Massachusetts, United States
Norfolk County 709,409 County in Massachusetts, United States
Boston 691,531 City in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States
South Boston 571,281 Town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Plymouth County 523,738 County in Massachusetts, United States
Hampden County 463,986 County in Massachusetts, United States
Barnstable County 213,164 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester 184,570 County seat city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Hampshire County 161,401 County in Massachusetts, United States
Springfield 152,646 City in and county seat of Sangamon County, Illinois, United States and Illinois federated state capital city
Berkshire County 124,571 County in Massachusetts, United States
Cambridge 119,192 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Lowell 110,904 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States