Bristol, Connecticut Population 2021

59,639
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Bristol is a city located in Hartford County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 59,639, it is the 9th largest city in Connecticut and the 641st largest city in the United States . Bristol is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,477 in 2010. Bristol reached it's highest population of 60,658 in 2012. Spanning over 27 miles, Bristol has a population density of 2,259 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bristol is $86,325 with a poverty rate of 10.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,027 per month, and the median house value is $197,800. The median age in Bristol is 40.5 years, 39.4 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Bristol Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bristol was:

  • White: 83.60%
  • Black or African American: 5.42%
  • Other race: 4.73%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Asian: 1.47%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bristol, Connecticut is 59,639 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,101.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 60,477.

Bristol, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,34383.60%
Black or African American3,2655.42%
Some Other Race2,8504.73%
Two or More Races2,5774.28%
Asian8881.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native2950.49%
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Bristol Population by Race

Bristol Population Pyramid $2021

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Bristol Median Age

40.5


Total

39.4


Male

41.6


Female

Bristol Adults

There are 48,001 adults, (9,961 of whom are seniors) in Bristol.

Bristol Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Sex Ratio

Female

30,962

51.42%

Male

29,256

48.58%

Bristol Population by Age

Bristol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bristol Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All63.6%36.4%
Male62.2%37.8%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Female45.3%54.7%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bristol Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,6382.4163.6
Married10,4203.2284.4
Non Family9,6451.2247.6
Female3,2883.1345.3
Male1,2853.0162.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Bristol Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6303.80%
9th to 12th Grade2,8196.56%
High School Graduate14,24933.18%
Some College8,50419.80%
Associates Degree4,33810.10%
Bachelors Degree7,45717.37%
Graduate Degree3,9449.18%
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Bristol Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White33,88330,8689,149
Hispanic5,6314,6041,165
Black2,1711,846507
Other Race1,8031,294235
2+ Races1,065941158
Asian688608480
Native American26622939

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.77%.

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,694$50,983$43,668
Less Than 9th Grade$25,203$24,139$29,511
High School Graduate$39,892$47,500$34,630
Some College$46,892$50,852$40,997
Bachelors Degree$60,271$59,416$60,980
Graduate Degree$75,375$90,000$68,848

$48,694

Average Earnings

$50,983

Average Male

$43,668

Average Female

Bristol Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bristol Language by Age

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Bristol Language

81.78% of Bristol residents speak only English, while 18.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.15% of the population.

Bristol Language

Bristol Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,9063,2277.35%
Hispanic10,3312,08420.17%
Other2,81284430.01%
Black3,20464220.04%
Multiple2,55152720.66%
Asian872758.60%

10.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.13%

Male Poverty Rate

12.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Other, with 30.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol is White, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.57%.

Bristol Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.02%
High School10.17%
Some College6.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%

Bristol Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed46.51%
Male Unemployed19.65%
Female Employed3.67%
Male Employed2.89%

Bristol Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bristol Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,507$86,325
Families$85,397$104,423
Married Families$101,972-
Non Families$45,411$54,492
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Income by Household Type

Bristol Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol Married by Age and Sex

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Bristol Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bristol Marital Status by Race

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Bristol Marital Status

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3,082

Number of Veterans

2,904

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,111
Korea421
First Gulf War405
Second Gulf War302
World War II66

Bristol Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+880
65 to 74876
55 to 64605
35 to 54565
18 to 34156

Bristol Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9257.10%
Hispanic1852.80%
Black933.84%
Native American4617.29%
2+ Races181.38%

Bristol Veterans by Race

Bristol Veterans by Education

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2.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Veterans by Education

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67.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol Employment by Age

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Bristol Employment by Race

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Bristol Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.01%

Born in Bristol

91.54%

Native Born

8.46%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

6.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.54% of Bristol residents were born in the United States, with 70.01% having been born in Connecticut. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bristol Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202159,639-154-0.26%
202059,793-154-0.26%
201959,947-154-0.26%
201860,101-30-0.05%
201760,131-173-0.29%
201660,304-220-0.36%
201560,524-64-0.11%
201460,588300.05%
201360,558-100-0.16%
201260,658590.10%
201160,599970.16%
201060,5024400.07%
200060,062-578-0.10%
199060,6403,2700.56%
198057,3701,8830.33%
197055,4879,9882.00%
196045,4999,5382.38%
195035,9615,7941.77%
194030,1671,7160.59%
193028,4517,8313.27%
192020,62011,0938.03%
19109,5273,2594.28%
19006,2680.00%

Bristol Population by Year