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Welcome to Bristol ...

The Town of Bristol is located in Hartford County<1>.


The location of Bristol has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Bristol has a population of 59,920 people<3> (see below for details).

Bristol is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bristol lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bristol is located in the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 59,920 people. This is a decrease of 0.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Bristol had a population of 60,477 people (which is 6.76% of the total population of Hartford County). This makes Bristol the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Bristol represents 1.69% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 60,477 people, the population of Bristol has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 60,062 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bristol.

Communities Also Named Bristol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Bristol - they are located in New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bristol.

Communities near Bristol ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bristol.

  • Hartford
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Hartford
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,535 people
  • Waterbury
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Waterbury
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury is located in New Haven County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106,826 people
  • New Britain
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,198 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain <5>
  • New Britain
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,198 people
  • West Hartford
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hartford
    • West Hartford is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,868 people
  • Hamden
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamden
    • Hamden is located in New Haven County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,294 people
  • Meriden
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Meriden
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
    • Meriden is located in New Haven County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,981 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bristol. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bristol.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bristol. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bristol.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bristol. See our Newspapers Page for Bristol.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bristol ...

Looking for more information about Bristol? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bristol, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bristol.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bristol. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Hartford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bristol.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bristol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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