Bristol, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 9,631 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 4,297  (44.6%)
Females: 5,334  (55.4%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19007.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,199 (it was $35,378 in 2000)
Bristol:

$50,199
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,450 (it was $17,198 in 2000)

Bristol borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $183,832 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Bristol:

$183,832
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $214,205; detached houses: $228,301; townhouses or other attached units: $200,936; in 2-unit structures: $125,763

Median gross rent in 2017: $890.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bristol: 102.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.0%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 9.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.3% for other race residents, 33.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bristol, PA (2010)
    • 7,18073.8%White alone
    • 1,37814.2%Hispanic
    • 8658.9%Black alone
    • 2152.2%Two or more races
    • 550.6%Asian alone
    • 160.2%American Indian alone
    • 170.2%Other race alone

Races in Bristol detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Bristol, Pennsylvania as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bristol is 564 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Bristol by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
5
(52.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(40.5)
3
(30.6)
3
(30.8)
9
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
2
(20.5)
2
(20.5)
1
(10.3)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
2
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(202.3)
16
(162.9)
14
(143.6)
82
(152.6)
13
(135.4)
15
(154.7)
16
(164.0)
6
(61.5)
17
(175.7)
16
(166.5)
11
(115.0)
6
(62.9)
7
(73.7)
12
(124.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(151.7)
11
(112.0)
23
(236.0)
58
(107.9)
17
(177.0)
8
(82.5)
4
(41.0)
8
(81.9)
10
(103.4)
3
(31.2)
10
(104.6)
9
(94.3)
3
(31.6)
14
(145.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
58
(586.6)
54
(550.0)
39
(400.1)
288
(535.8)
42
(437.4)
33
(340.2)
30
(307.5)
26
(266.3)
55
(568.5)
30
(312.1)
24
(250.9)
26
(272.6)
17
(178.9)
21
(218.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
341
(3,449)
347
(3,534)
299
(3,068)
1,405
(2,614)
308
(3,208)
288
(2,969)
314
(3,218)
249
(2,550)
246
(2,543)
230
(2,393)
204
(2,133)
172
(1,803)
197
(2,073)
91
(946.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(465.2)
37
(376.8)
33
(338.6)
202
(375.8)
14
(145.8)
21
(216.5)
25
(256.2)
18
(184.4)
9
(93.0)
19
(197.7)
15
(156.8)
12
(125.8)
8
(84.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(20.2)
2
(20.4)
1
(10.3)
16
(29.8)
1
(10.4)
2
(20.6)
1
(10.2)
1
(10.2)
2
(20.7)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)339.6305.7292.7256.6246.6231.1244.5186.6230.6197.9170.8168.4147.4223.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bristol, PA

Crime rate in Bristol detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Italian (18.6%), Irish (13.0%), American (8.4%), German (5.0%), Polish (2.4%), English (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1720

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 1.65 square miles.

Population density: 5,839 people per square mile   (average).

Bristol, Pennsylvania map

202 residents are foreign born (0.7% Africa, 0.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This borough:

2.1%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,831 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,268 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Levittown, PA (3.5 miles , pop. 53,966).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (17.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Burlington, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Croydon, PA (1.6 miles ),
Florence, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Florence-Roebling, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Tullytown borough, PA (1.8 miles ),
Stonybrook, PA (1.9 miles ),
Levittown, PA (1.9 miles ),
Roebling, NJ (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.10 N, Longitude: 74.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,707 (+17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,147 (24.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 609

Distribution of median household income in Bristol, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bristol, PA in 2017
Bristol satellite photo by USGS

Bristol tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Bristol, PA
Historical housing units in Bristol, PA
Most common industries in Bristol, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Chemicals (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Bristol, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.2%)

Average climate in Bristol, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bristol, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.7. This is worse than average.

City:

90.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.394. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.394
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.724. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.724
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00714. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00714
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bristol-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Bristol borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/22/1955, a category F3 tornado 32.9 miles away from the borough center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bristol-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.5 miles away from Bristol center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.0 miles away from Bristol center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 305.7 miles away from Bristol center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 308.7 miles away from Bristol center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from Bristol center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bucks County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bristol topographic map

Main business address for: STONEMOR PARTNERS LP (SERVICES-PERSONAL SERVICES), JONES APPAREL GROUP INC (WOMEN'S, MISSES', AND JUNIORS OUTERWEAR).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bristol:

  • LOWER BUCKS HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 501 BATH ROAD)
  • SILVER LAKE CENTER (905 TOWER ROAD)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF BUCKS COUNTY (1900 FROST ROAD)
  • LOWER BUCKS HOSPITAL COORDINATED HOME CARE PROGRAM (501 BATH RD)
  • SOUTHEASTERN HEALTH SERVICES OF PA (190 RITTENHOUSE CIRCLE, SUITE 201)

Heliports located in Bristol:

Amtrak stations near Bristol:

  • 10 miles: TRENTON (72 S. CLINTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: NORTH PHILADELPHIA (PHILADELPHIA, 2900 N. BROAD ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: PRINCETON JUNCTION (WALLACE RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Bristol:

  • Pennco Tech-Bristol (Full-time enrollment: 564; Location: 3815 Otter St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.penncotech.edu/pennco-bristol.php)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bristol:

  • Strayer University-Pennsylvania (about 7 miles; Trevose, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,027)
  • Holy Family University (about 8 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 2,305)
  • Thomas Edison State College (about 10 miles; Trenton, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Bucks County Community College (about 12 miles; Newtown, PA; FT enrollment: 6,898)
  • The College of New Jersey (about 13 miles; Ewing, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,573)
  • Rider University (about 14 miles; Lawrenceville, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,960)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (about 14 miles; Abington, PA; FT enrollment: 3,155)

Public high school in Bristol:

  • BRISTOL HS (Students: 382, Location: WILSON AVE & GARFIELD ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bristol:

Private elementary/middle school in Bristol:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bristol: Bristol Station (A), Bath Industrial Park (B), Golf Farm Golf Course (C), Bristol Commerce Park (D), Bristol Consolidated Volunteer Fire Company Station 50 (E), America Hose Hook and Ladder Company Station 53 / Bristol Volunteer Fire Company 6 (F), Bristol Fire Company 1 Station 51 (G), Goodwill Hose Company 3 Station 52 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bristol: JONES APPAREL GROUP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creek: Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Bristol Historic Preservation Inc (Historical Places & Services; 100 Prospect Street).

Courts: Bucks County - District Courts- District Court 07-1-03 (3030 Bath Road), Bucks County - District Courts- District Court 07-1-02 (501 Bath Street).

Birthplace of: Chris Jackson (gridiron football) - Professional gridiron football player, William Edward Hanford - Chemist, Joe McEwing - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Kansas City Royals, born: Oct 19, 1972), John Thompson Dorrance - Chemist and businessman, Kevin Kelly (American football) - Football player, Lauren Holly - Actress, Poul Anderson - (1926-2001), science fiction writer, Todd Weiner - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Sep 16, 1975), Daniel Bursch - astronaut, Jason Rader - Football player.

Bucks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

60.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
34 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
9 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Bristol (2011 data):

  • Fidelity Savings and Loan Association of Bucks Co: Fidelity Savings And Loan Associatio at 237 Radcliffe St, branch established on 1885/01/01; Bristol Branch at 201 Pond Street, branch established on 1990/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $107.9 mil, Deposits: $95.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • National Penn Bank: Bristol Branch at 200 Radcliff Street, branch established on 1999/05/24. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bristol Branch at 244 Radcliffe Street, branch established on 1956/11/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bristol Branch at 35 Commerce Park Circle, branch established on 1990/03/19. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Bucks Co: First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at 118 Mill Street, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $663.1 mil, Deposits: $531.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Bristol:

Marital status in Bristol, PA
  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bristol:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bristol
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bristol, PA (based on Bucks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic321,96341
Mainline Protestant61,154157
Evangelical Protestant29,487140
Other16,15946
Orthodox7774
Black Protestant4036
None195,306-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 98
This county:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 74
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 105
Here:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 453
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bucks County:

23.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.8%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bristol:

45.2%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Bristol:

29.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bristol:

20.4%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bristol:

11.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bristol:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bristol:

34.1%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bristol:

55.3%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bristol, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$105,245$105,2455$15,033
Streets and Highways 7$47,474$81,3840$0
Other Government Administration 4$22,059$66,1779$1,101
Sewerage 3$19,118$76,4720$0
Police - Other 2$11,275$67,65010$8,818
Financial Administration 1$6,798$81,5761$1,274
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$7,980$95,7600$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$199
Fire - Other 0$0 3$115
Totals for Government 30$219,949$87,98029$26,540

Bristol government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,599,000 ($166.03)
    General Public Buildings: $55,000 ($5.71)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,350,000 ($244.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,248,000 ($129.58)
    Regular Highways: $1,161,000 ($120.55)
    Sewerage: $860,000 ($89.29)
    General - Other: $739,000 ($76.73)
    Central Staff Services: $732,000 ($76.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $253,000 ($26.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000 ($20.97)
    General Public Buildings: $136,000 ($14.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($10.80)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($6.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000 ($6.02)
    Health - Other: $53,000 ($5.50)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,545,000 ($264.25)
    Benefit Payments: $1,559,000 ($161.87)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $693,000 ($71.96)
    Withdrawals: $174,000 ($18.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $363,000 ($37.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($2.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,164,000 ($328.52)

Bristol government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,417,000 ($147.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,344,000 ($139.55)
    Other: $374,000 ($38.83)
    Parking Facilities: $32,000 ($3.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($2.28)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($2.18)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $1,179,000 ($122.42)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $36,000 ($3.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $910,000 ($94.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $63,000 ($6.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $552,000 ($57.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $117,000 ($12.15)
    Rents: $94,000 ($9.76)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($3.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $503,000 ($52.23)
    Highways: $325,000 ($33.75)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - Property: $3,840,000 ($398.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $255,000 ($26.48)
    Public Utility License: $97,000 ($10.07)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000 ($7.89)

Bristol government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,776,000 ($1015.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,303,000 ($965.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $473,000 ($49.11)

Bristol government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,436,000 ($149.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,421,000 ($251.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,944,000 ($2901.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,000 ($6.44)

4.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($77,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,159 average AGI)
Bucks County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.13% ($62,218 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.98% ($70,744)
from Mercer County, NJ  0.30% ($89,508)


4.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($103,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,129 average AGI)
Bucks County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, PA  1.00% ($70,296 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.81% ($53,169)
to Mercer County, NJ  0.15% ($57,929)
Businesses in Bristol, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless2Payless1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid2
Fashion Bug1Subway1
FedEx7T-Mobile3
GameStop1UPS5
H&R Block1Walmart1
Haworth1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIFI (1460 AM; 5 kW; FLORENCE, NJ; Owner: REAL LIFE BROADCASTING)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUD (1260 AM; 5 kW; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMR (800 AM; 5 kW; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: WTMR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WTHK (94.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPST (97.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJJZ (106.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • W236AF (95.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bristol:

  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W25AW (Channel 25; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: WZBN TV, INC.)
  • WWSI (Channel 62; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTERS OF PHILADELPHIA, L.L.C.)
  • W33BT (Channel 33; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bristol: Wilmon W. Blackmar.

Bristol fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bristol fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 938ft / 286mTotal length
  • $15,053,000Total costs
  • 616,754Total average daily traffic
  • 121,773Total average daily truck traffic
  • 628,920Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bristol, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 81930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 191950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bristol, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$163,07440$148,150145$151,70322$56,9554$287,00036$140,417
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$236,6670$011$147,0002$22,0000$01$200,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$155,20010$222,60075$161,61318$42,1671$3,300,0009$127,556
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$155,3334$137,25049$183,3472$115,0000$01$38,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$165,5002$214,50014$139,5000$00$02$214,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1005.00 , 1006.00, 1007.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$182,7506$168,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$174,6001$146,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$219,5002$197,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1005.00 , 1006.00, 1007.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bristol, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bristol, PA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 118. The highest number of fires - 235 took place in 2012, and the least - 48 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Bristol, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (59.9%), and Outside Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bristol, PA
    • 1,13359.9%Structure Fires
    • 45924.2%Outside Fires
    • 20410.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 975.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bristol, PA
Most common first names in Bristol, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John31672.1 years
Mary27078.2 years
Joseph22371.7 years
William20070.0 years
Anna16179.9 years
James14371.1 years
Margaret11778.6 years
George11671.7 years
Charles11372.4 years
Frank11275.3 years
Most common last names in Bristol, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4375.6 years
Jones3170.8 years
Johnson3176.5 years
Miller2974.8 years
Moore2468.1 years
Brown2371.7 years
White2080.1 years
Williams2065.7 years
Cordisco1975.1 years
Campbell1968.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bristol, PA
  • 55.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 37.3%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bristol, PA
  • 60.7%Utility gas
  • 18.4%Electricity
  • 16.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Bristol compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Bristol on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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