Bristol, Virginia Population 2020

16,096
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Bristol is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 16,096, it is the 34th largest city in Virginia and the 2202nd largest city in the United States. Bristol is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -9.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,835 in 2010. Bristol reached it's highest population of 19,042 in 1980. Spanning over 13 miles, Bristol has a population density of 1,247 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bristol is $51,983 with a poverty rate of 22.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $702 per month, and the median house value is $112,200. The median age in Bristol is 42.2 years, 39.6 years for males, and 44.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males.

Bristol Demographics

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

  • White: 87.89%
  • Black or African American: 7.07%
  • Two or more races: 3.54%
  • Other race: 1.44%
  • Asian: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bristol, Virginia is 16,096, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,482.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,835.

Bristol, Virginia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020307,3423630.12%
2019306,9793630.12%
2018306,6163630.12%
2017306,2535320.17%
2016305,721-462-0.15%
2015306,183-1,014-0.33%
2014307,197-609-0.20%
2013307,806-739-0.24%
2012308,545-446-0.14%
2011308,991-492-0.16%
2010309,4830.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,80487.89%
Black or African American1,1917.07%
Two or More Races5973.54%
Some Other Race2421.44%
Asian90.05%
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Bristol Population Pyramid 2020

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Bristol Median Age

42.2


Total

39.6


Male

44.4


Female

Bristol Adults

There are 13,384 adults, (3,381 of whom are seniors) in Bristol.

Bristol Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol Sex Ratio

Female

8,839

52.48%

Male

8,004

47.52%

Bristol Households and Families

Bristol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bristol Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All58.9%41.1%
Non Family55.4%44.6%
Male43.8%56.3%
Female25.6%74.4%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4022.2258.9
Married3,1682.8375.3
Non Family2,8771.1955.4
Female1,1653.0325.6
Male1922.7943.8

2.82

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bristol Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4563.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,51112.49%
High School Graduate3,67630.40%
Some College2,65421.95%
Associates Degree8817.29%
Bachelors Degree1,80214.90%
Graduate Degree1,1139.20%
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Bristol Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,9459,1212,628
Black810720243
Multiple Races17412136
Other Race148148
Asian998
Hispanic77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.89%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,382$30,788$25,493
Less Than High School$12,007$15,577$10,680
High School Grad$18,094$19,932$15,833
Some College$27,252$37,137$24,263
Bachelors Degree$43,400$40,804$43,717
Graduate Degree$53,361$53,934$51,603

$27,382

Average Earnings

$30,788

Average Male

$25,493

Average Female

Bristol Language

Bristol Language by Age

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Bristol Language

98.31% of Bristol residents speak only English, while 1.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.93% of the population.

Bristol Poverty

Bristol Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,4232,91920.24%
Multiple58840669.05%
Black1,13527524.23%
Other2429438.84%
Hispanic1023837.25%
Asian88100.00%

22.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.83%

Male Poverty Rate

26.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol is White, with 20.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.77%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.14%
High School20.60%
Some College12.91%
Bachelors or Greater10.09%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.01%
Female Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed14.21%
Male Employed8.68%

Bristol Income

Bristol Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,904$51,983
Families$50,677$65,421
Married Families$61,364-
Non Families$21,481$29,158
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Bristol Marital Status

Bristol Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

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 45-54.

Bristol Marital Status by Race

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Bristol Veterans

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1,111

Number of Veterans

1,075

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam539
Korea144
First Gulf War141
Second Gulf War110
World War II59
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74489
75+270
35 to 54163
55 to 64145
18 to 3444
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0779.00%
Black252.55%
2 or More93.40%

Bristol Veterans by Education

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6.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol Employment Status

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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47.86%

Born in Virginia

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.09% of Bristol residents were born in the United States, with 47.86% having been born in Virginia. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,096-193-1.18%
201916,289-193-1.17%
201816,482-168-1.01%
201716,650-193-1.15%
201616,843-198-1.16%
201517,041-158-0.92%
201417,199-191-1.10%
201317,390-305-1.72%
201217,695-21-0.12%
201117,716-51-0.29%
201017,7674000.23%
200017,367-1,059-0.59%
199018,426-616-0.33%
198019,0424,1852.51%
197014,857-2,287-1.42%
196017,1441,1900.72%
195015,9546,1865.03%
19409,7689281.00%
19308,8402,1112.77%
19206,7294820.75%
19106,2471,6683.15%
19004,5791,6774.67%
18902,9020.00%