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Bristol township, PA map Land area: 16.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population: 55,521 (all urban)
Males: 27,429  (49.4%)
Females: 28,092  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 55,133 (44,231 owner occupied, 10,902 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

29%


Races in Bristol township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 84.2%
  • Black: 8.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.9
Median age of females: 36.9

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Average household size: 2.79

Bristol township:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.26

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,328 ($48,090 in 1999)
This township:

$61,328
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $717 (lower quartile is $655, upper quartile is $986)
Here:

$717
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $211,874 (it was $107,700 in 2000)
Bristol township:

$211,874
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $178,779 - $238,228

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $182,648
Here:

$182,648
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $154,402
Here:

$154,402
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $135,797
Here:

$135,797
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $186,706
Here:

$186,706
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,634
Here:

$140,634
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $65,848
Here:

$65,848
State:

$35,442
Population density: 3439 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

7.6%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Levittown, Croydon.


Click to draw/clear Bristol township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bristol township: Drexelwood (A), Fairbridge (B), Wister Court (C), Bloomsdale Gardens (D), Salem Industrial Park (E), Treemont Industrial Park (F), Edgely Industrial Park (G), Makefield Terrace (H), Keystone Industrial Park (I), Neshaminy Green (J), Bensalem Village (K), Richlieu Industrial Park (L), Newportville Gardens (M), Newportville Manor (N), Kingswood Park (O), Ridgeview Farms (P), Bristol Plaza (Q), Levittown Fire Company 2 (R), Newportville Fire Company 1 Station 12 (S), Edgely Fire Company 1 Station 10 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Queen Anne Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bristol township include: Saint Mary Church (A), Christ Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Magnolia Lake (A), Silver Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Neshaminy Creek (A), Mill Creek (B), Otter Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bristol township: Silver Lake County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2,947 (49% naturalized citizens)

Bristol township:  5.3%
State:  4.1%

70% of Bristol township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Pennsylvania.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 41647
  • Northeast: 6696
  • Midwest: 707
  • South: 2479
  • West: 494

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $99,600

Bristol township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bristol township, Pennsylvania:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 51 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,740
  • One, attached: 684
  • Two: 211
  • 3 or 4: 330
  • 5 to 9: 303
  • 10 to 19: 1,142
  • 20 to 49: 1,043
  • 50 or more: 896
  • Mobile homes: 128
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,800


Housing units in Bristol township with a mortgage: 10,421 (1,247 second mortgage, 1,764 home equity loan, 81 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,126

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 60
  • 1995 to 1998: 221
  • 1990 to 1994: 663
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,094
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,951
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,740
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,675
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,838
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,244

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bristol township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 188
  • 4 rooms: 675
  • 5 rooms: 3,108
  • 6 rooms: 4,552
  • 7 rooms: 3,475
  • 8 rooms: 1,701
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,303

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bristol township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 208
  • 2 rooms: 621
  • 3 rooms: 1,454
  • 4 rooms: 1,050
  • 5 rooms: 739
  • 6 rooms: 327
  • 7 rooms: 180
  • 8 rooms: 93
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bristol township:

  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 210
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,062
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,226
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,926
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 625

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bristol township:

  • no bedroom: 260
  • 1 bedroom: 2,168
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,385
  • 3 bedrooms: 629
  • 4 bedrooms: 188
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 42

Cars and other vehicles available in Bristol township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 605
  • 1 vehicle: 4,338
  • 2 vehicles: 6,794
  • 3 vehicles: 2,229
  • 4 vehicles: 800
  • 5 or more vehicles: 295

Cars and other vehicles available in Bristol township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 739
  • 1 vehicle: 2,513
  • 2 vehicles: 1,258
  • 3 vehicles: 138
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bristol township:

  • Irish (21.3%)
  • German (17.7%)
  • Italian (14.5%)
  • Polish (6.9%)
  • English (5.9%)
  • United States or American (3.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (20%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (5%)
  • Guyana (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,255 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 3,064 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 112 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 25 (0%)
  • Railroad: 496 (2%)
  • Motorcycle: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 131 (0%)
  • Walked: 436 (2%)
  • Other means: 254 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 420 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Bristol township, Pennsylvania:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 51 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

91.7% of residents of Bristol township speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,156
  • In family households: 48,753 (10,778 male householders, 3,751 female householders)
    11,001 spouses, 18,355 children (17,134 natural, 377 adopted, 844 stepchildren), 1,485 grandchildren, 362 brothers or sisters, 606 parents, 1,075 other relatives, 1,340 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,403 (2,436 male householders (1,884 living alone)), 2,778 female householders (2,339 living alone)), 1,189 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 386 (196 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,951 2-persons, 3,518 3-persons, 3,423 4-persons, 1,638 5-persons, 724 6-persons, 275 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 4,223 1-person, 869 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

9,362 married couples with children.
3,123 single-parent households (868 men, 2,255 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,819
Here:

26.9%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 510
Here:

16.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 470
Here:

23.4%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Bristol township:

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