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Welcome to Bristol ...

The city 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, Bristol has a population of 59,947 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bristol.

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

The telephone area code for Bristol: (860)

The ZIP codes for Bristol: 06010-06011<5>

Websites for Bristol ...

Official Website:   www.ci.bristol.ct.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bristol-chamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 59,947 people. This is a decrease of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bristol had a population of 60,477 people (or 6.76% of the total population of Hartford County). This makes Bristol the county's 7th 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 23rd most populous community.

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

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

Adding Bristol to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bristol in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bristol elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bristol on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bristol on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bristol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Bristol - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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 [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,105 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<7>
  • Hartford [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,105 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Hartford
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<7>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Britain [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
      • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on New Britain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<7>
    • New Britain [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
      • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • West Hartford [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hartford
      • West Hartford [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,965 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on West Hartford
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamden
      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<7>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Meriden

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. Our list includes 19 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bristol, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bristol.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bristol: www.ci.bristol.ct.us/

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 have 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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bristol). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bristol or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bristol includes: 06010 & 06011.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bristol) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bristol. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bristol

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6812, Longitude: -72.9407       In this case, the coordinates for Bristol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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