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).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bristol has a population of 17,036 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bristol.
The city of Bristol is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Bristol lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Websites for Bristol ...
Official Website: www.bristolva.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.bristolchamber.org/
Junior League: www.jlbristol.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 17,036 people. This is a decrease of 4.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.91% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bristol had a population of 17,835 people.
The population of Bristol represents 0.22% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 17,835 people, the population of Bristol increased 2.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,367 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 two Virginia communities named Bristol: This one is located in and the other is located in Washington County.
Beyond Virginia, 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, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, 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. 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bristol: www.bristolva.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022