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Welcome to Bristol ...

The Town of Bristol is located in Bristol 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 21,915 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 within the boundaries of the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 21,915 people. This is a decrease of 4.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.47% 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 have 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.

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179,883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 95,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,456 people
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    • Warwick [Kent County]
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      • Warwick [Kent County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,117 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,618 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,237 people
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Rhode Island

About Bristol County

About Rhode Island

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 State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Bristol, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BristolOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7001, Longitude: -71.2662       In this case, the coordinates for Bristol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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