Bristol, Virginia

Bristol: Independent city in Virginia, United States


Bristol is a city located in the county of City of Bristol in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,835 and a population density of 524 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,329 inhabitants.

The city was created 167 years ago in 1855.

Bristol locator map
Location of Bristol on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Bristol

Population : 17,329 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : City of Bristol
Different from : Bristol County, Bristol County
Phone Area Codes : 276
Area : 34.07 km2
Named for : Bristol
Altitude : 1,680 feet / 512 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1856 (167 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 00:25:40 (29th November 2023)
Postal code : 24201
Density : 509 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.92% (2010-2020)
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Bristol image


Bristol is located at 36°35'47"N 82°11'18"W (36.5964900, -82.1884700).

Bristol map

Bristol has 1 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Bristol decreased by 2.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,835 - census
2011 17,717 -0.67% estimation process
2012 17,692 -0.14% estimation process
2013 17,386 -1.76% estimation process
2014 17,191 -1.13% estimation process
2015 17,146 -0.26% estimation process
2016 17,088 -0.34% estimation process
2017 16,880 -1.23% estimation process
2018 16,685 -1.17% estimation process
2019 16,762 0.46% estimation process
2020 17,329 3.27% estimation process

Bristol zip code is 24201. County name: Bristol, County fips: 51520

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People born in Bristol (18)

People born in Bristol, including college football coach, college baseball coach Beattie Feathers, Black intellectual and reformer Charles S. Johnson, NASCAR executive Mike Helton, .


  • William Francis Rhea (American politician (1858-1931)) he was born in 20/04/1858
  • Charlie Caldwell (American football and baseball player and coach) he was born in 02/08/1901
  • Floyd H. Roberts (American judge) he was born in 29/03/1879
  • Jim Crockett (American professional wrestling promoter) he was born in 02/06/1909
  • Jim Saul (American baseball player and manager) he was born in 24/11/1939
  • Kelly Denton (American stock car racing driver) he was born in 10/03/1973
  • Kevin Barker (American baseball player) he was born in 26/07/1975
  • Mark Lawson (American actor) he was born in 17/12/1978
  • Robert E. Clay (African-American educator) he was born in 25/06/1875
  • Thomas Miller (American artist) he was born in 24/12/1920
  • Samuel Rhea Gammon he was born in 30/03/1865
  • Francis C. Harrington he was born in 10/09/1887
  • Donald S. Coffey he was born in 10/10/1932
  • Aaron Cole (American Christian hip hop recording artist and songwriter) he was born in 28/02/1999
  • Will Wampler (American attorney and politician) he was born in 11/03/1991

Schools in Bristol

College & universities near Bristol, VA

Code Name City ZIP
220516 King University Bristol (TN) 37620-2699

Post offices near Bristol

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bristol Post Office Bristol (VA) 24203

Other places with the same name (16)

  • Bristol , Connecticut 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. with a population of 59,734 people.
  • Bristol , Pennsylvania The most populous city in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is located on the Delaware River in eastern Pennsylvania. 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 Riverside Theatre. with a population of 53,311 people.
  • Bristol , Illinois township in Kendall County, Illinois with a population of 30,486 people.
  • Bristol , Tennessee city in Tennessee with a population of 27,142 people.
  • Bristol , Rhode Island town in Rhode Island with a population of 21,866 people.
  • Bristol , Wisconsin village in Kenosha County, Wisconsin with a population of 5,145 people.
  • Bristol , Vermont town in the United States with a population of 3,838 people.
  • Bristol , New Hampshire town in New Hampshire with a population of 3,156 people.
  • Bristol , Maine town in Maine, United States with a population of 2,796 people.
  • Bristol , Ohio township in Morgan County, Ohio with a population of 2,747 people.
  • Bristol , New York city in Ontario County, New York, United States of America with a population of 2,226 people.
  • Bristol , Indiana town in Indiana with a population of 1,697 people.
  • Bristol , Florida city in and the county seat of Liberty County, Florida, United States with a population of 977 people.
  • Bristol , Minnesota township in Fillmore County, Minnesota with a population of 416 people.
  • Bristol , South Dakota city in Day County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 57 people.

Other cities in City of Bristol

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in City of Bristol , VA.

City Name Population Title
Colonial Heights 17,205 Independent city in Virginia, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Bristol distances to largest Virginia cities