Bristol County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Bristol County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 561,483 with a growth rate of 1.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bristol County, Massachusetts is the 6th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017561,4836,6151.19%
2016554,868-3,444-0.62%
2016558,3121,0730.19%
2015557,2391,8480.33%
2014555,3912,7370.50%
2013552,6541,4040.25%
2012551,2501,8820.34%
2011549,3681860.03%
2010549,18242,8578.46%
1990506,32531,6846.68%
1980474,64130,3406.83%
1970444,30145,81311.50%
1960398,48816,9194.43%
1950381,56916,9324.64%
1940364,637470.01%
1930364,5905,5851.56%
1920359,00540,43212.69%
1910318,57366,54426.40%
1900252,02965,56435.16%
1890186,46547,42534.11%
1880139,04036,15435.14%
1870102,8869,0929.69%
186093,79417,60223.10%
185076,19216,02826.64%
184060,16410,57221.32%
183049,5928,68421.23%
182040,9083,74010.06%
181037,1683,2889.70%
180033,8802,1716.85%
179031,7090.00%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White479,496
Some Other Race26,646
Black or African American20,917
Two or More Races14,879
Asian11,959
American Indian and Alaska Native660
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander311

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bristol County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.7


Total

39.3


Male

42.1


Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 437,236 adults, (87,114 of which are seniors) in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

286,129

51.57%

Male

268,739

48.43%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Bristol County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bristol County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All62.1%37.9%
Male50.8%49.2%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Female40.1%59.9%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bristol County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All212,9332.5362.1
Married99,6523.2382.5
Non Family73,1771.2444.9
Female29,7693.1840.1
Male10,3353.0650.8

3.11

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bristol County, Massachusetts Households

Bristol County, Massachusetts Education

Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,4198.44%
9th to 12th Grade30,0037.81%
High School Graduate115,21830.01%
Some College69,54118.11%
Associates Degree34,9309.10%
Bachelors Degree64,70416.85%
Graduate Degree37,1099.67%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White335,810285,52291,886
Hispanic19,14312,3501,861
Other Race15,1479,2761,074
Black11,8089,7702,771
Asian7,1936,2003,588
Multiple Races6,0564,8821,223
Native American44532069
Islander1287612

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 86.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.88%.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,503$49,126$34,951
Less Than High School$27,527$32,876$22,013
High School Grad$34,146$41,734$26,292
Some College$39,948$48,018$32,481
Bachelors Degree$55,436$68,021$48,398
Graduate Degree$71,328$83,540$65,511

$41,503

Average Earnings

$49,126

Average Male

$34,951

Average Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

79.26% of Bristol County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 20.74% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 13.91% of the population.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White452,46843,1829.54%
Hispanic37,67815,23940.45%
Other25,81410,29839.89%
Black19,5754,14821.19%
Multiple14,1503,31323.41%
Asian11,5551,41312.23%
Native65914421.85%
Islander30210936.09%

12.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.19%

Male Poverty Rate

13.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is Hispanic, with 40.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is White, with 9.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.94%.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.58%
High School12.15%
Some College9.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.00%
Male Unemployed22.82%
Female Employed5.59%
Male Employed3.69%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Income

Bristol County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,343$77,067
Families$76,380$91,770
Married Families$92,580$108,063
Non Families$30,805$44,739

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

30,961

Number of Veterans

29,476

Male Veterans

1,485

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,736
Korea3,877
First Gulf War3,770
Second Gulf War3,337
World War II2,195

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+8,465
65 to 748,303
35 to 546,554
55 to 645,564
18 to 342,075

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White29,0577.51%
Black6614.50%
Other6483.51%
Hispanic5412.24%
2 or More3894.92%
Asian1131.32%
Indian9319.42%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

8.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Bristol County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
New Bedford9506695032-34-0.04%
Fall River8885788930730.08%
Taunton55874568439691.73%
Attleboro43593444348411.93%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990