Bristol County, Massachusetts Population 2021

Bristol County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 567,467 with a growth rate of 0.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bristol County, Massachusetts is the null largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 Population was 549,166 and has seen a growth of 3.33% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021567,4671,1250.20%
2020566,3421,1250.20%
2019565,2171,1250.20%
2018564,0923,1510.56%
2017560,9412,8710.51%
2016558,0701,2070.22%
2015556,8631,7730.32%
2014555,0902,7110.49%
2013552,3791,2590.23%
2012551,1201,8120.33%
2011549,3081420.03%
2010549,16642,8418.46%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.20%
County Website
Founded
June 2, 1685 (from Plymouth Colony)
County Seat
2010 Population
549,166
Growth Since 2010
3.33%
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Bristol County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White471,82784.10%
Some Other Race34,8156.21%
Black or African American23,9694.27%
Two or More Races17,0073.03%
Asian12,7412.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native3910.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2870.05%
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Bristol County, Massachusetts Population By Race

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2021

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Median Age

41


Total

39.3


Male

42.6


Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 444,436 adults, (93,298 of whom are seniors) in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Mujer

289,446

51.59%

Masculino

271,591

48.41%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Bristol County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All62.6%37.4%
Masculino53.2%46.8%
Non Family44.6%55.4%
Mujer43.2%56.8%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bristol County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All217,9122.562.6
Married101,5223.1682.8
Non Family74,2191.2444.6
Mujer31,1433.1643.2
Masculino11,0283.0953.2

3.06

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29,6457.55%
9th to 12th Grade26,5516.76%
High School Graduate117,57929.93%
Some College70,56117.96%
Associates Degree35,9059.14%
Bachelors Degree71,83718.29%
Graduate Degree40,73710.37%
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Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White335,605291,28499,831
Hispanic22,42816,1212,859
Other Race19,63913,4401,736
Black13,80512,0273,540
Asian8,0016,5824,018
2+ Races7,3206,5711,623
Native American25324466
Islander2051149

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.22%.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$47,477$54,819$38,984
Less Than 9th Grade$31,955$39,407$25,701
High School Graduate$38,519$48,258$30,226
Some College$43,594$53,846$34,820
Bachelors Degree$60,730$73,938$52,682
Graduate Degree$79,335$94,899$71,820

$47,477

Average Earnings

$54,819

Average Male

$38,984

Average Female

Bristol County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

78.84% of Bristol County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 21.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.60% of the population.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Language

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White444,70337,5868.45%
Hispanic43,61214,42633.08%
Other34,24510,91731.88%
Black22,3964,50720.12%
Multiple16,3913,35820.49%
Asian12,3941,45911.77%
Islander26615257.14%
Native3738021.45%

11.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.24%

Male Poverty Rate

12.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Massachusetts is White, with 8.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.16%.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.69%
High School10.61%
Some College9.20%
Bachelors or Greater3.20%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.22%
Male Unemployed23.26%
Female Employed5.17%
Male Employed3.30%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bristol County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,095$89,636
Families$87,136$106,430
Married Families$106,685$125,349
Non Families$35,765$51,465
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Income by Household Type

Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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28,673

Number of Veterans

26,866

Male Veterans

1,807

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,996
First Gulf War4,352
Second Gulf War3,810
Korea2,990
World War II1,067

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 747,969
75+7,840
35 to 546,188
55 to 644,934
18 to 341,742

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White26,5626.91%
Black1,0706.37%
Hispanic6752.41%
Other Race4541.92%
2+ Races4404.75%
Asian1041.11%
Native American4313.48%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

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Bristol County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

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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66.89%

Born in Bristol County, Massachusetts

87.25%

Native Born

12.75%

Foreign Born

4.54%

Non Citizen

8.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.25% of Bristol County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 66.89% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.54% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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