Bristol, Connecticut Population 2020

59,674

Bristol is a city located in Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 59,674, it is the 9th largest city in Connecticut and the 642nd largest city in the United States. Bristol is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -1.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,477 in 2010. Bristol reached it's highest population of 60,640 in 1990. Spanning over 27 miles, Bristol has a population density of 2,260 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bristol is $82,765 with a poverty rate of 10.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $984 per month, and the median house value is $195,900. The median age in Bristol is 40.2 years, 38.9 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males.

Bristol Demographics

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

  • White: 83.61%
  • Black or African American: 5.25%
  • Other race: 4.77%
  • Two or more races: 3.88%
  • Asian: 1.93%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Bristol, Connecticut is 59,674, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,032.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 60,477.

Bristol, Connecticut Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,42383.61%
Black or African American3,1665.25%
Some Other Race2,8784.77%
Two or More Races2,3383.88%
Asian1,1631.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native3180.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.04%

Bristol Population Pyramid 2020

Bristol Median Age

40.2


Total

38.9


Male

41.6


Female

Bristol Adults

There are 47,666 adults, (9,532 of whom are seniors) in Bristol.

Bristol Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Sex Ratio

Female

30,795

51.06%

Male

29,513

48.94%

Bristol Households and Families

Bristol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bristol Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All63.9%36.1%
Male60.2%39.8%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Female44.3%55.7%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,4602.4363.9
Married10,5423.2484.3
Non Family9,4411.2148.4
Female3,3353.1244.3
Male1,1423.0660.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bristol Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8874.43%
9th to 12th Grade2,6626.25%
High School Graduate14,67234.45%
Some College7,93918.64%
Associates Degree3,9799.34%
Bachelors Degree7,77818.26%
Graduate Degree3,6778.63%

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,95530,8949,153
Hispanic5,3534,3791,240
Black1,9181,601439
Other Race1,8191,291305
Multiple Races943838191
Asian854670473
Native American28923739

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,938$50,271$43,125
Less Than High School$26,678$26,199$29,167
High School Grad$40,800$48,870$32,304
Some College$46,116$49,002$41,469
Bachelors Degree$57,908$57,770$58,244
Graduate Degree$70,891$88,750$68,635

$47,938

Average Earnings

$50,271

Average Male

$43,125

Average Female

Bristol Language

Bristol Language by Age

Bristol Language

80.79% of Bristol residents speak only English, while 19.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.17% of the population.

Bristol Poverty

Bristol Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,3133,3587.58%
Hispanic9,8632,28023.12%
Other2,84386830.53%
Black3,11064520.74%
Multiple2,29859425.85%
Asian1,144877.60%
Islander2222100.00%
Native317175.36%

10.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.26%

Male Poverty Rate

13.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Native, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.99%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.34%
High School9.54%
Some College7.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.87%
Male Unemployed12.97%
Female Employed4.00%
Male Employed3.57%

Bristol Income

Bristol Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,829$82,765
Families$83,646$99,489
Married Families$98,798-
Non Families$41,979$52,875

Bristol Marital Status

Bristol Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Bristol Marital Status by Race

Bristol Veterans

3,286

Number of Veterans

3,074

Male Veterans

212

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,134
First Gulf War551
Korea420
Second Gulf War376
World War II128
Age Group Veterans
75+969
65 to 74888
35 to 54698
55 to 64592
18 to 34139
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0637.46%
Hispanic2303.71%
Black1255.75%
Indian4716.26%
Other381.87%
2 or More131.15%

$Bristol Veterans by Education

1.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Employment Status

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.23%

Born in Connecticut

91.23%

Native Born

8.77%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.23% of Bristol residents were born in the United States, with 70.23% having been born in Connecticut. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,674-179-0.30%
201959,853-179-0.30%
201860,032-78-0.13%
201760,110-179-0.30%
201660,289-224-0.37%
201560,513-63-0.10%
201460,576340.06%
201360,542-93-0.15%
201260,635660.11%
201160,569910.15%
201060,4784160.07%
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%