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

The community of Bristol is the Seat for Bristol County.

Bristol County was founded in 1747.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bristol had a population of 49,542 people. This is a decrease of 2.18% since the last Census (which gave a population of 50,648 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bristol represented 4.83% of the total population of Rhode Island, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 5 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201049,875-1.53%+0.67% since 2009
200949,542-2.18%-0.67% since 2008
200849,878-1.52%-0.2% since 2007
200050,648The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Bristol County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bristol County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bristol   22,30622,4690.73% decrease  
Barrington   16,33916,8192.85% decrease  
Warren   10,89711,3604.08% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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