Bristol, Maine Population 2024

2,990

Bristol is a city located in Lincoln County Maine. Bristol has a 2024 population of 2,990. Bristol is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 5.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,843 in 2020.

The average household income in Bristol is $122,532 with a poverty rate of 8.06%. The median age in Bristol is 61.1 years: 59.3 years for males, and 64.4 years for females.

Bristol Demographics

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

  • White: 90.41%
  • Two or more races: 9.52%
  • Black or African American: 0.03%
  • Asian: 0.03%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Maine
Land Area (mi²)
34.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
87.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.17% (147)
The current population of Bristol, Maine is 2,990 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,843.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,59290.41%
Two or more races2739.52%
Black or African American10.03%
Asian10.03%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bristol Population by Race

Bristol Population Pyramid 2024

Bristol Median Age

61.1

Total

59.3

Male

64.4

Female

Bristol Adults

There are 2,502 adults, (1,169 of whom are seniors) in Bristol.

Bristol Age Dependency

115.1

Age Dependency Ratio

87.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Sex Ratio

Female1,48551.8%
Male1,38248.2%

Bristol Population by Age

Bristol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3772.0789.710.3
Married7332.5490.29.8
Non Family4781.1491.48.6
Female1662.6682.517.5
Male0000

2.54

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

89.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bristol Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade632.6%
Associates Degree2289.43%
Bachelors Degree68628.36%
Graduate Degree43217.86%
High School Graduate64526.66%
Less Than 9th Grade100.41%
Some College35514.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bristol Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1462,073845
2+ Races273273273

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,052$67,788$51,346
Graduate Degree$66,563$80,938$53,750
High School Graduate$34,615$34,712$32,386
Less Than 9th Grade$42,083$0$0
Overall$38,015$42,292$31,750
Some College$28,694$0$28,074

$38,015

Average Earnings

$42,292

Average Male

$31,750

Average Female

Bristol Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bristol Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bristol Language

98.19% of Bristol residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.41% of the population.

Bristol Language

Bristol Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,5922308.87%
Black11100%

8.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.11%

Male Poverty Rate

8.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol is White, with 8.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.37%.

Bristol Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.03%
Some College8.75%
High School7.29%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%

Bristol Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed15.58%
Female Employed4.38%
Male Employed0%

Bristol Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bristol Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$98,844$140,254
Households$80,188$122,532
Married Families$98,406$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,152$88,768

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bristol Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bristol Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bristol Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bristol Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

275

Number of Veterans

252

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam121
First Gulf War56
Second Gulf War24
Korea16
World War II0

Bristol Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74102
55 to 6473
75+52
35 to 5448
18 to 340

Bristol Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White27512.35%

Bristol Veterans by Race

Bristol Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.73%

Born in Bristol

96.51%

Native Born

3.49%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.51% of Bristol residents were born in the United States, with 42.73% having been born in Maine. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bristol Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,120260.84%
20283,094260.85%
20273,068260.85%
20263,042260.86%
20253,016260.87%
20242,990260.88%
20232,964260.88%
20222,938260.89%
20212,912692.43%
20202,843541.94%
20192,789190.69%
20182,770180.65%
20172,752260.95%
20162,726160.59%
20152,710-18-0.66%
20142,728-5-0.18%
20132,73310.04%
20122,732-9-0.33%
20112,741-10-0.36%
20102,75100%

Bristol Population by Year