Bristol County, Massachusetts Population 2024

580,414

Bristol County, Massachusetts's estimated 2024 population is 580,414 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bristol County, Massachusetts is the 6th largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 population was 549,175 and has seen a growth of 5.69% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029581,2791730.03%
2028581,1061730.03%
2027580,9331730.03%
2026580,7601730.03%
2025580,5871730.03%
2024580,4141730.03%
2023580,2411730.03%
2022580,0681730.03%
2021579,8953,1580.55%
2020576,73711,6412.06%
2019565,0963160.06%
2018564,7803,3310.59%
2017561,4493,0360.54%
2016558,4131,3090.23%
2015557,1041,8920.34%
2014555,2122,7170.49%
2013552,4951,2910.23%
2012551,2041,8490.34%
2011549,3551800.03%
2010549,175
1990506,32531,6846.68%
1980474,64130,3406.83%
1970444,30145,81311.5%
1960398,48816,9194.43%
1950381,56916,9324.64%
1940364,637470.01%
1930364,5905,5851.56%
1920359,00540,43212.69%
1910318,57366,54426.4%
1900252,02965,56435.16%
1890186,46547,42534.11%
1880139,04036,15435.14%
1870102,8869,0929.69%
186093,79417,60223.1%
185076,19216,02826.64%
184060,16410,57221.32%
183049,5928,68421.23%
182040,9083,74010.06%
181037,1683,2889.7%
180033,8802,1716.85%
179031,709-549,570-94.54%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.03% (173)
County Website
Bristol County
County Seat
2010 Population
549,175
Area
553 mi²
Density
1050 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
5.69% (31,239)
Founded
June 2, 1685

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White463,72880.41%
Two or more races42,8607.43%
Other race31,0215.38%
Black or African American24,3034.21%
Asian13,3712.32%
Native American1,1810.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2350.04%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population by Race

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2024

Bristol County, Massachusetts Median Age

41

Total

39.7

Male

42.5

Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 458,179 adults, (99,426 of whom are seniors) in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female294,93051.14%
Male281,76948.86%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Bristol County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All229,8612.4561.938.1
Married103,4103.1581.818.2
Non Family80,2391.2245.354.7
Female33,6483.0143.556.5
Male12,5642.9952.447.6
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3

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bristol County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.64%.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,262

Average Earnings

$63,979

Average Male

$45,958

Average Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

78.42% of Bristol County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 21.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.65% of the population.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White441,18437,5498.51%
Hispanic51,06413,84827.12%
Other30,5778,00826.19%
Multiple42,0867,37517.52%
Black22,8094,61720.24%
Asian12,9531,58812.26%
Native1,14525522.27%
Islander2352811.91%
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11.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.09%

Male Poverty Rate

12.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is Hispanic, with 27.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is White, with 8.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.67%.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.07%
High School11.51%
Some College9.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.6%
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Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.15%
Male Unemployed18.94%
Female Employed4.76%
Male Employed3.73%
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Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bristol County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bristol County, Massachusetts 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 County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

25,495

Number of Veterans

23,938

Male Veterans

1,557

Female Veterans

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol County, Massachusetts 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

65.89%

Born in Bristol County, Massachusetts

86.62%

Native Born

13.38%

Foreign Born

4.8%

Non Citizen

8.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.62% of Bristol County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 65.89% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Place of Birth

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