Bristol, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 1,805.
Males: 952  (52.8%)
Females: 853  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31516

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,040 (it was $25,592 in 2000)
Bristol:

$32,040
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,959 (it was $14,128 in 2000)

Bristol CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,570 (it was $64,900 in 2000)
Bristol:

$93,570
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $169,033; Detached houses: $209,572; Mobile homes: $52,266
Bristol races chart
  • White alone - 1,316 (82.9%)
  • Hispanic - 149 (9.4%)
  • Black alone - 96 (6.0%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bristol: 147.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 145 feet

Land area: 83.0 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Bristol, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Bristol:

  • High school or higher: 67.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 0.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bristol CCD:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 3.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bristol, Georgia as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bristol to the number of sex offenders is 1,805 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bristol CCD:  0.8% ($505)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Bristol satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (79.8 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (84.1 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (713.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Patterson, GA (2.6 miles ), Offerman, GA (2.8 miles ), Blackshear, GA (3.0 miles ), Rockingham, GA (3.6 miles ), Screven, GA (3.7 miles ), Sunnyside, GA (3.8 miles ), Surrency-Thornton, GA (3.9 miles ), Deenwood, GA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 31.43 N, Longitude: 82.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Bristol household income distribution Bristol home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

Work and jobs in Bristol: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bristol, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bristol-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Bristol place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.3 miles away from the place center injured 9 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bristol-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 169.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from Bristol center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 445.8 miles away from Bristol center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bristol:

  • PIERCE CO NH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BLACKSHEAR, GA)
  • BACON COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; ALMA, GA)
  • SATILLA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • WAYCROSS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • DIALYSIS FACILITY OF ALMA INC (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ALMA, GA)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM IN WAYCROSS, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • SATILLA PARK HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bristol:

  • South Georgia State College (about 37 miles; Douglas, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 49 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)
  • Valdosta State University (about 74 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 75 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 75 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 76 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 76 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)

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Notable location: Northside Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bristol include: Bristol Baptist Church (A), Mershon Baptist Church (B), Evergreen Church (C), Shady Grove Baptist Church (D), Martha Memorial Church (E), Pleasant Hill Church (F), Ramah Church (G), Shady Grove Church (H), Union Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ashley Cemetery (1), Bird Cemetery (2), Mershon Cemetery (3), Bristol Cemetery (4), Martha Memorial Cemetery (5), Ramah Cemetery (6), Tyre Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Youmans Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tan Trough Creek (A), Fishing Creek (B), Crooked Creek (C), Briar Creek (D), Big Creek (E), Mill Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.7%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

22.5%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

Bristol compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bristol CCD (based on Pierce County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.58%
Here: 62.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents73.9%8.7%7.0%4.9%5.5%
Congregations47.2%19.4%11.1%2.8%19.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Pierce County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pierce County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Pierce County:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

14.6%

7.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ware County, GA  2.79% ($27,259 average AGI)
from Brantley County, GA  0.50% ($30,600)
from Wayne County, GA  0.25% ($36,400)


7.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ware County, GA  2.61% ($25,833 average AGI)
to Brantley County, GA  0.55% ($25,273)
to Wayne County, GA  0.32% ($20,684)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WFNS (1350 AM; 3 kW; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MARMAC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLOP (1370 AM; 5 kW; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAJQ (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOKA (1310 AM; 4 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNR (102.5 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKUB (105.1 FM; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLPT (88.3 FM; JESUP, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WWRR (100.7 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WSOL-FM (101.5 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWUF (97.7 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WIFO-FM (105.5 FM; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WASW (91.9 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bristol:

  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W54CW (Channel 54; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Tracy Milligan, 3521 Hwy 32 (Lat: 31.449611 Lon: -82.216833), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, 3521 Hwy 32 (Lat: 31.449611 Lon: -82.216833), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG

Bristol on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #70 (31516) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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