Bristol, Connecticut

Bristol: The most populous city in Hartford County, Connecticut. It is located on the Connecticut River in central Connecticut. Bristol is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Bristol Historical Society and the Bristol Arts Center.

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Bristol is a city located in the county of Hartford in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population at the 2010 census was 60,477. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 59,734 inhabitants.

The city was created 239 years ago in 1784.

Bristol, Connecticut is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is 120 miles southwest from Boston and 100 miles northeast of New York City. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 60,833.

Bristol is bordered by Plainville to the north, Simsbury to the east, Farmington to the south and Burlington to the west. The main roads through Bristol are Route 72 and Route 10. Known as "The Birthplace of America's Flag," Bristol was incorporated in 1785 as "Bristol Village" and has been home to many famous Americans including Aaron Burr, George Clinton and Ethan Allen. In addition to being known as a center for manufacturing (especially watches), Bristol is also known for its historic architecture and beautiful parks.

Bristol has a total area of 69.44 square kilometers (26 sq mi), of which 22.4 km² (8 sq mi) is land and 48 km² (19 sq mi) (60%) is water. The city sits on the shoreline of Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Mount Hope River where it empties into Mount Hope Bay at its border with Newport.

Bristol's name is pronounced BREE-stul or BRIST-ul, like Bridget but with TR instead of D.

Bristol locator map
Location of Bristol on Connecticut map.

Quick Facts about Bristol

Population : 59,734 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : Hartford County
Postal code : 06010
Phone Area Codes : 860
Water as percent of area : 1.51%
Land as percent of area : 98.49%
Altitude : 305 feet / 93 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1785 (239 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:46:41 (19th April 2024)
Population growth : -1.24% (2010-2020)
St Joseph Church  Bristol CT image
St Joseph Church Bristol CT
St Joseph Church  Bristol CT image

Geography

Bristol is located at 41°40'18"N 72°56'57"W (41.6717600, -72.9492700).

Bristol map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Bristol decreased by 1.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 60,477 - census
2011 60,599 0.2% estimation process
2012 60,658 0.1% estimation process
2013 60,558 -0.17% estimation process
2014 60,588 0.05% estimation process
2015 60,524 -0.11% estimation process
2016 60,304 -0.36% estimation process
2017 60,131 -0.29% estimation process
2018 60,101 -0.05% estimation process
2019 59,947 -0.26% estimation process
2020 59,734 -0.36% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 26,227
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 24,976
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 5.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 26,416
April 1, 2010 Population : 24,953
People under 5 years old, percentage : 9.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 33.8%
People over 65 (%) : 12.4%
Female persons, % : 51.6%
White only, percent : 82.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.7%
Asians alone % : 0.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.4%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 83.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 12.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 885
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 26.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 52.5%

Bristol zip code is 06010. County name: Hartford, County fips: 09003

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 52.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $188,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,405
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $512
2015-2019 median gross rent : $828
2015-2019 Households : 6,887
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.77
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 76.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 72.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 26,146
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 159,692
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 141,954
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,552
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $42,326
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $17,185
Percentage of people living in poverty : 33.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,481
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 768
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 596
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,008
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 435
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 110
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,277
2010 population per square mile : 3,248.4
2010 land area in square miles : 7.68

People born in Bristol (42)

People born in Bristol, including convicted murderer and football player Aaron Hernandez, actor Gary Burghoff, rower Michelle Guerette, .

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Schools in Bristol

College & universities near Bristol, CT

Code Name City ZIP
431187 Bristol Technical Education Center Bristol (CT) 06010
130606 Tunxis Community College Farmington (CT) 06032-3187
480736 Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center Waterbury (CT) 06705
434520 Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington Campus Southington (CT) 06489
481571 Belle Academy of Cosmetology LLC Waterbury (CT) 06704-1035

Stations (27)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bristol, CT

Code Name Address Type
BER Berlin 51 Depot Road RAIL
MDN Meriden Transit Center 60 State Street RAIL
HFD Hartford Union Station One Union Place RAIL
WFD Wallingford station 37 Hall Avenue RAIL
WND Windsor station 41 Central St. RAIL

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Other cities in Hartford County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hartford County , CT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Hartford 121,535 The capital of Connecticut.
New Britain 72,198 The second most populous city in Hartford County, Connecticut.
West Hartford 62,868 Town in Connecticut, United States
Manchester 57,362 Town in Connecticut
East Hartford 49,630 Town of the United States
Southington 43,829 Town in Connecticut, United States
Enfield 43,559 Town in Connecticut, United States.
Glastonbury 34,426 Town in Connecticut, USA
Newington 29,868 Town in Connecticut, United States
Windsor 28,647 Town in Connecticut, United States
South Windsor 26,102 Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of America
Wethersfield 25,884 Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Farmington 25,496 Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Simsbury 25,437 Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Bloomfield 21,182 Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Berlin 20,390 Town in Connecticut

Distance to Other Cities

Bristol distances to largest Connecticut cities