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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, the Town of Bristol has a population of 21,937 people<3> (see below for details).
Bristol is 130 feet [40 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 (401) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 21,937 people. This is a decrease of 4.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.37% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Bristol had a population of 22,954 people (which is 46.02% of the total population of Bristol County). This makes Bristol the county's most populous community.
The population of Bristol represents 2.18% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 22,954 people, the population of Bristol increased 2.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,469 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 Connecticut, New York, 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.
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.
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.
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This page was last modified/updated: 03 Sep 2023