A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Bristol ...
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 9,576 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bristol.
Bristol is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Bristol lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 9,576 people. This is a decrease of 1.54% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.5% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bristol had a population of 9,726 people. This makes Bristol the county's most populous community.
The population of Bristol represents 0.08% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,726 people, the population of Bristol decreased 1.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,923 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bristol.
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, Connecticut, 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), 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.
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 13 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.
Adding Bristol to Our Gazetteer ...
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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bristol was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Bristol on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bristol on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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 Bucks County: www.buckscounty.org/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 28 Dec 2021