Bristol County, Massachusetts Population 2020

Bristol County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 570,924 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bristol County, Massachusetts is the 6th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020570,9243,4510.61%
2019567,4733,4510.61%
2018564,0223,4510.62%
2017560,5712,7230.49%
2016557,8489700.17%
2015556,8781,6720.30%
2014555,2062,7520.50%
2013552,4541,3030.24%
2012551,1511,8590.34%
2011549,2921150.02%
2010549,17742,8528.46%
1990506,32531,6846.68%
1980474,64130,3406.83%
1970444,30145,81311.50%
1960398,48816,9194.43%
1950381,56916,9324.64%
1940364,637470.01%
1930364,5905,5851.56%
1920359,00540,43212.69%
1910318,57366,54426.40%
1900252,02965,56435.16%
1890186,46547,42534.11%
1880139,04036,15435.14%
1870102,8869,0929.69%
186093,79417,60223.10%
185076,19216,02826.64%
184060,16410,57221.32%
183049,5928,68421.23%
182040,9083,74010.06%
181037,1683,2889.70%
180033,8802,1716.85%
179031,7090.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.61%
County Website
Founded
June 2, 1685 (from Plymouth Colony)
County Seat

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White472,57984.55%
Some Other Race33,8516.06%
Black or African American22,6404.05%
Two or More Races16,6032.97%
Asian12,6032.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native4260.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2030.04%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2020

Bristol County, Massachusetts Median Age

41


Total

39.5


Male

42.5


Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 442,308 adults, (91,150 of whom are seniors) in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

288,281

51.58%

Male

270,624

48.42%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Bristol County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bristol County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All62.5%37.5%
Male53.2%46.8%
Non Family44.6%55.4%
Female41.8%58.2%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All216,6182.5162.5
Married101,7523.1782.7
Non Family73,6511.2444.6
Female30,9603.1741.8
Male10,2553.0253.2

3.07

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bristol County, Massachusetts Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,9477.93%
9th to 12th Grade27,9447.16%
High School Graduate116,81829.94%
Some College70,05117.95%
Associates Degree35,3909.07%
Bachelors Degree69,30317.76%
Graduate Degree39,77710.19%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White335,509289,37797,856
Hispanic21,43614,5112,473
Other Race19,08312,1701,217
Black13,03611,3583,325
Asian7,8016,3783,632
Multiple Races6,9986,1301,414
Native American25118035
Islander143748

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 87.60%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,556$53,162$38,022
Less Than High School$30,246$35,841$23,142
High School Grad$36,808$45,764$28,656
Some College$42,209$52,455$35,465
Bachelors Degree$59,809$73,279$51,880
Graduate Degree$76,579$91,948$69,651

$45,556

Average Earnings

$53,162

Average Male

$38,022

Average Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

78.64% of Bristol County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 21.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.99% of the population.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White446,11238,7348.68%
Hispanic41,78914,40834.48%
Other33,07110,84832.80%
Black21,2934,29520.17%
Multiple15,9673,21320.12%
Asian12,2461,50312.27%
Native42513431.53%
Islander19512162.05%

11.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.27%

Male Poverty Rate

12.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 62.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is White, with 8.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.47%
High School10.87%
Some College8.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.67%
Male Unemployed22.25%
Female Employed5.33%
Male Employed3.38%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Income

Bristol County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,157$85,905
Families$83,882$101,796
Married Families$102,615$119,855
Non Families$34,051$49,949

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans

29,340

Number of Veterans

27,703

Male Veterans

1,637

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,215
First Gulf War4,179
Second Gulf War3,528
Korea3,088
World War II1,324
Age Group Veterans
65 to 748,282
75+7,690
35 to 546,574
55 to 645,021
18 to 341,773
Name Veterans % of Total
White27,3097.11%
Black9045.64%
Hispanic6362.37%
Other5772.47%
2 or More4425.04%
Asian1031.12%
Indian51.75%

$Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

6.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts 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

66.84%

Born in Massachusetts

87.07%

Native Born

12.93%

Foreign Born

4.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.07% of Bristol County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 66.84% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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