Bristol, Rhode Island

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Population in July 2007: 22,139.
Males: 10,674  (48.2%)
Females: 11,465  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

38.2 years
Rhode Island median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 02809.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,239 (it was $43,689 in 2000)
Bristol:

$67,239
RI:

$63,870

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,650 (it was $21,532 in 2000)

Bristol CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $347,730 (it was $156,500 in 2000)
Bristol:

$347,730
RI:

$257,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $478,310; detached houses: $496,423; townhouses or other attached units: $424,325; in 2-unit structures: $286,505; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $377,231; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $413,260
March 2019 cost of living index in Bristol: 112.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Bristol, RI (2000)
    • 21,62896.3%White alone
    • 2891.3%Hispanic
    • 2161.0%Two or more races
    • 1470.7%Asian alone
    • 1320.6%Black alone
    • 320.1%American Indian alone
    • 150.07%Other race alone
    • 100.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Bristol, Rhode Island as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bristol is 3,163 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bristol by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(12.2)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.5)
3
(13.3)
4
(18.0)
2
(8.7)
2
(8.7)
6
(27.1)
1
(4.5)
3
(13.5)
8
(36.0)
2
(9.0)
5
(22.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
2
(8.9)
3
(13.3)
5
(22.5)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.4)
2
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(69.0)
14
(57.2)
9
(40.2)
9
(40.0)
13
(58.4)
9
(39.3)
12
(52.4)
3
(13.5)
11
(49.3)
10
(45.1)
9
(40.5)
11
(49.4)
5
(22.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
43
(174.5)
49
(200.3)
61
(272.5)
60
(266.5)
31
(139.2)
57
(248.6)
45
(196.5)
34
(153.4)
23
(103.0)
41
(184.7)
16
(72.0)
8
(35.9)
8
(36.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
279
(1,132)
313
(1,280)
368
(1,644)
298
(1,324)
240
(1,078)
252
(1,099)
211
(921.4)
262
(1,182)
193
(864.2)
152
(684.9)
127
(571.3)
83
(372.9)
78
(352.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(73.1)
17
(69.5)
21
(93.8)
9
(40.0)
8
(35.9)
2
(8.7)
3
(13.1)
7
(31.6)
7
(31.3)
3
(13.5)
7
(31.5)
6
(27.0)
3
(13.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(16.2)
2
(8.2)
4
(17.9)
2
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.1)
1
(4.4)
2
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
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)86.991.2106.697.588.578.270.487.657.761.268.647.040.3

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City-data.com crime index in Bristol, RI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 47 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Rhode Island average:

2.34
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Ancestries: Portuguese (36.8%), Italian (21.2%), Irish (14.2%), English (10.5%), French (8.5%), German (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1747

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,190 people per square mile   (low).

Bristol, Rhode Island map

3,131 residents are foreign born (12.4% Europe).

This place:

13.9%
Rhode Island:

11.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bristol CDP:

1.7% ($2,664)
Rhode Island:

1.9% ($2,507)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fall River, MA (6.4 miles , pop. 91,938).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (45.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (147.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Warren, RI (1.7 miles ),
Tiverton, RI (2.0 miles ),
Ocean Grove, MA (2.1 miles ),
Swansea, MA (2.2 miles ),
Barrington, RI (2.2 miles ),
Portsmouth, RI (2.4 miles ),
Fall River, MA (2.5 miles ),
Somerset, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 71.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,650 (-16.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,853 (35.4%)

Area code: 401

Distribution of median household income in Bristol, RI in 2017
Bristol satellite photo by USGS

Bristol tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2001: 53 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2002: 88 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $662,000
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $448,200
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $294,900
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $275,800
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $197,100
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $305,200
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $203,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bristol, RI residents
Average permit cost in Bristol, RI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Rhode Island:

3.7%
Most common industries in Bristol, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Bristol, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)

Average climate in Bristol, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bristol, Rhode Island environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.3. This is about average.

City:

77.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 8.18. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.18
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.66. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.66
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0159. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0159
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Bristol-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Rhode Island state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.5 miles away from the Bristol place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bristol-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 221.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.7 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 230.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from Bristol center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bristol County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Blizzards: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bristol topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bristol:

  • SAINT ELIZABETH MANOR, EAST BAY (1 DAWN HILL)
  • SILVER CREEK MANOR (7 CREEK LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bristol:

  • WARREN SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WARREN, RI)
  • GRACE BARKER NURSING CENTER INC. (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WARREN, RI)
  • CRESTWOOD NURSING AND CONV HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WARREN, RI)
  • GARDNERS GROVE NSG HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SWANSEA, MA)
  • CLIFF GABLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • SOUTHPOINTE REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • HOSPICE OUTREACH (Hospital, about 6 miles away; FALL RIVER, MA)

Amtrak station near Bristol:

  • 13 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Bristol:

  • Roger Williams University (Full-time enrollment: 4,375; Location: One Old Ferry Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rwu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Roger Williams University School of Law (Location: Ten Metacom Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: law.rwu.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bristol:

  • Bristol Community College (about 9 miles; Fall River, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,707)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 12 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 13 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Brown University (about 13 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 13 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 13 miles; East Greenwich, RI; FT enrollment: 3,183)
  • Providence College (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)

Public high school in Bristol:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • ROCKWELL SCHOOL (Students: 282, Location: 1225 HOPE STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • GUITERAS SCHOOL (Students: 264, Location: 35 WASHINGTON STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • COLT ANDREWS SCHOOL (Location: 570-574 HOPE STREET, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Bristol:

  • OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 154, Location: 127 STATE ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Bristol

Library in Bristol:

  • ROGERS FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $322,942; Location: 525 HOPE STREET; 49,690 books; 1,158 audio materials; 1,801 video materials; 12 other licensed databases; 125 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bristol: Fairlawn Golf Course (A), Coggeshall Farm Museum (B), Bristol Waterfront Historic District (C), Bristol Golf Club (D), Bristol Yacht Club (E), Bristol Rescue Squad (F), Alert Ambulance Service (G), Bristol Fire Department Defiance Hose Company (H), Bristol Fire Department Ever-Ready Engine and Hose Company (I), Bristol Fire Department Hydraulion Engine and Rescue Company (J), YMCA Annex (K), Roger Williams University School of Law Library (L), Americas Cup Hall of Fame (M), Bristol County Courthouse (N), Bristol County Jail (O), Bristol Customhouse (P), Bristol Historical and Preservation Society Library (Q), Bristol Historical and Preservation Society Museum (R), Bristol State House Foundation (S), Burnside Memorial Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Hope Street Shopping Center (1), Bristol Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bristol include: First Congregational Church (A), Freedom Road Baptist Church (B), United Brothers Synagogue (C), Stone Chapel (D), Saint Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Michaels Episcopal Church (F), Saint Marys Church (G), Saint Elizabeths Church (H), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Cemetery (1), East Burial Ground (2), Juniper Hill Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Wolf Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Rivers and creeks: Kickamuit River (A), Silver Creek (B), Walker Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bristol include: Walley Park (1), Veterans Park (2), Rockwell Park (3), Blithewold Mansion and Gardens (4), Colt State Park (5), Bristol Town Common (6), Bristol Playground (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Juniper Trail Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Herreshoff Marine Museum (1 Burnside Street), Mount Hope Farm (Museums; 300 Metacom Av), Blithewold Mansion & Gardens (Museums; 101 Ferry Road), Linden Place Friends Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 500 Hope Street).

Hotels: Bristol Motor Lodge (400 Metacom Avenue), King Philip Inn (400 Metacom Avenue).

Court: Bristol Town - Administration- Clerk Court (10 Court Street).

Birthplace of: Benjamin Franklin Tilley - US Navy Rear Admiral, Henry Golden Dearth - Artist, James De Wolf - Politician, Billy Andrade - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 1/25/64), Edward L. Leahy - Politician, Lewis Francis Herreshoff - Boat designer, Manuel Martin - Soccer player-coach, Todd Santos - Television meteorologist, Ed Lee (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player.

Bristol 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:

2.5 people
Rhode Island:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.0%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.1%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.1%
Whole state:

5.4%

People in group quarters in Bristol in 2000:

  • 1,523 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 517 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.

Banks with branches in Bristol (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Stop & Shop - Bristol Branch, Bristol Branch, Bell Tower Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bristol Branch at 601 Hope Street, branch established on 1940/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • BankNewport: Gooding Plaza Branch at 6 Gooding Avenue, branch established on 1998/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,098.1 mil, Deposits: $885.1 mil, headquarters in Newport, RI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Oceanpoint Financial Partners, Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Bristol Branch at 1146 Hope Street, branch established on 1959/02/24. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Bristol:

Marital status in Bristol, RI
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bristol:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.1
Rhode Island average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bristol, RI (based on Bristol County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic37,4769
Mainline Protestant3,47111
Other4812
Evangelical Protestant1983
None8,249-
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: 7
Bristol County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Bristol County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Bristol County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

11.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

18.9%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

16.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bristol:

53.1%
Rhode Island:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.5%
Rhode Island:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Rhode Island:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.2%
Rhode Island:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Rhode Island:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bristol:

33.9%
Rhode Island:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

59.5%
Rhode Island:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bristol, RI Residents

6.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Providence County, RI  2.13% ($78,698 average AGI)
from Newport County, RI  0.82% ($54,552)
from Bristol County, MA  0.72% ($69,599)


6.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($80,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Providence County, RI  2.06% ($60,652 average AGI)
to Newport County, RI  0.77% ($53,745)
to Bristol County, MA  0.63% ($84,544)
Businesses in Bristol, RI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
CVS2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Stop & Shop1
Dunkin Donuts3Subway1
FedEx2Toyota1
GNC1UPS2
H&R Block2Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets8Wendy's1
Quiznos1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WARV (1590 AM; 5 kW; WARWICK, RI; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bristol:

  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQRI (88.3 FM; BRISTOL, RI; Owner: ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bristol:

  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bristol: John S. Lawton.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bristol fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • $461,000Total costs
  • 1,313Total average daily traffic
  • 13Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,576Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bristol)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Bristol, RI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • One Old Ferry Rd (Lat: 41.648417 Lon: -71.260306), Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPJC380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/1995, Expiration Date: 12/14/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2001, Phone: (401) 254-3136
  • Bayview Ave & Almeida Ct (Lat: 41.679250 Lon: -71.263083), Structure height: 10.1 m, Overall height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: WPJC381,
    Assigned Frequencies: 22025.0 MHz, 22125.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/1995, Expiration Date: 12/14/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2001, Phone: (401) 254-3136
  • One Old Ferry Rd (Lat: 41.648417 Lon: -71.260306), Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPJC390,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18142.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/1995, Expiration Date: 12/14/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2001, Phone: (401) 254-3136
  • BRISTOL, Minturn Rd (Lat: 41.677806 Lon: -71.256389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WPRS857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10705.0 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 01/18/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2017, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • CB TOWER RI, 99 Tupelo Street (Lat: 41.705556 Lon: -71.270833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 46.3 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WQIL321,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2008, Expiration Date: 03/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bristol)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bristol)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 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 ORIGINATED53$239,92569$240,971643$223,46024$140,1673$1,661,66749$276,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$220,0007$217,85750$241,6204$140,5000$01$138,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$256,00013$340,769168$237,1618$214,3751$1,100,00016$245,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$175,2506$219,33389$245,3482$22,5000$06$276,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$350,00025$283,5600$00$04$239,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0307.00 , 0308.00, 0309.01, 0309.02

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 ORIGINATED6$292,83315$285,133
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$300,3333$296,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$328,0003$320,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$286,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$318,0001$271,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0307.00 , 0308.00, 0309.01, 0309.02

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

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 42. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 182 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bristol, RI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (83.4%), and Outside Fires (11.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bristol, RI
    • 52783.4%Structure Fires
    • 7511.9%Outside Fires
    • 233.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bristol, RI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bristol, RI
  • 62.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.4%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bristol, RI
  • 48.0%Utility gas
  • 31.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.3%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Bristol compared to Rhode Island state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Bristol on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 (02809) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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