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Welcome to Bristol ...

The city of Bristol is located in Day County<1>.

The location of Bristol has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Bristol: BRIS-tuhl<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bristol has a population of 308 people<4> (see below for details).

Bristol is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bristol lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bristol is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 308 people. This is a decrease of 9.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bristol had a population of 341 people (or 5.97% of the total population of Day County). This makes Bristol the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Bristol represents 0.04% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 196th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 341 people, the population of Bristol decreased 9.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 377 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), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, 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.

  • Webster [Day County]
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    • Webster [Day County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webster<7>
  • Groton [Brown County]
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    • Groton [Brown County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,475 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Groton<7>
  • Langford [Marshall County]
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    • Langford [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 326 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langford<7>
  • Roslyn [Day County]
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    • Roslyn [Day County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roslyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslyn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roslyn<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holmquist [Day County]
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      • Holmquist [Day County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2014: 154 people
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    • Pierpont [Day County]
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      • Pierpont [Day County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierpont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierpont<7>
    • Andover [Day County]
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      • Andover [Day County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andover<7>
    • Bradley [Clark County]
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      • Bradley [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<7>
    • Grenville [Day County]
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      • Grenville [Day County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenville<7>
    • Ferney [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferney
      • Ferney [Brown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Bristol
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 43 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferney<7>

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.

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 ...

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 South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Day, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Bristol. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bristol.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bristol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Bristol) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 45.3466, Longitude: -97.7493       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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