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Bristol County, Rhode Island (RI)

County population in 2019: 48,862 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 50,648 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,667
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,844
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,555
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,639 (it was 5,478 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

39%

Land area: 25 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1979 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bristol County: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.4%), Educational, health and social services (26.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Bristol County, RI (2019)
    • 43,91786.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,5713.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0292.0%Asian alone
    • 9381.9%Two or more races
    • 6231.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2270.4%Some other race alone
    • 220.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Rhode Island median age:

40.1 years
Males: 23,756  (48.6%)
Females: 25,106  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Bristol County:

2.0 people
Rhode Island:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $88,042 ($50,737 in 1999)
This county:

$88,042
Rhode Island:

$71,169

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $931 (lower quartile is $755, upper quartile is $1,205)
This county:

$931
State:

$900


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $386,950 (it was $163,500 in 2000)
Bristol:

$386,950
Rhode Island:

$283,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $302,674 - $505,165

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $532,805
Here:

$532,805
State:

$332,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $353,642
Here:

$353,642
State:

$292,863

In 2-unit structures: $295,813
Here:

$295,813
State:

$235,832

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $411,993
Here:

$411,993
State:

$223,702

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $383,388
Here:

$383,388
State:

$220,188

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,235
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $908

Institutionalized population: 660
Bristol County, RI map from a distance

Health of residents in Bristol County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
69.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
60.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
75.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Bristol County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
78.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
82.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 149 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 68 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1998: 94 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 1999: 87 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2000: 85 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2001: 93 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2002: 115 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2003: 107 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2004: 82 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2005: 60 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2006: 55 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $266,800
  • 2008: 86 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $400,200
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2012: 27 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $243,400
  • 2014: 30 buildings, average cost: $283,400
  • 2015: 41 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2016: 45 buildings, average cost: $250,500
  • 2017: 40 buildings, average cost: $282,400
  • 2018: 41 buildings, average cost: $280,400
  • 2019: 41 buildings, average cost: $446,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bristol, RI residents
Average permit cost in Bristol, RI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,874 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,600 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Bristol, RI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bristol, RI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bristol, RI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.5%
Bristol County:

6.5%
Rhode Island:

10.8%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.1% for Black residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.0% for American Indian residents, 6.2% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.5 years old
(Males: 41.8 years old, Females: 46.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.7 years old, Black residents: 24.7 years old, American Indian residents: 32.4 years old, Asian residents: 35.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 14.6 years old)

Area name: Providence-Fall River, RI-MA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bristol County is $827 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $965 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1155 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bristol, Barrington, Warren.

Bristol County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Click to draw/clear Bristol County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bristol County: Allens Corner (A), Allens Grist Mill (B), Balm of Gilead Corner (C), Spencer Mill (D), East Greenwich Golf Course (E), Rocky Hill Fairgrounds (F), Camp E-Hun-Tee (G), General Nathaniel Green Homestead (H), Camp Bosco (I), H K Jenks Forge (J), Coventry Center (K), Westwood Camp (L), West Greenwich Center (M), Windmill Cottage (N), Warwick Museum of Art (O), Varnum Military Museum (P), Varnum Memorial Armory (Q), Varnum House Museum (R), Summit Free Library (S), Louttit Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bristol County include: Hopkins Hollow Church (A), Frenchtown Baptist Church (B), East Greenwich United Methodist Church (C), West Greenwich Baptist Church (D), East Greenwich Baptist Church (E), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (F), Sharp Street Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: East Greenwich Cemetery (1), East Greenwich Historical Cemetery Number 1 (2), East Greenwich Historical Cemetery Number 2 (3), East Greenwich Historical Cemetery Number 3 (4), East Greenwich Historical Cemetery Number 4 (5), East Greenwich Historical Cemetery Number 6 (6), East Greenwich Historical Cemetery Number 7 (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Eisenhower Lake (A), Wickaboxet Pond (B), Tillinghast Pond (C), Carbuncle Pond (D), Briggs Pond (E), Fry Pond (F), Yard Pond (G), Carr Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Quidnick Brook (A), Boyd Brook (B), Big River (C), Kelley Brook (D), Congdon River (E), Nooseneck River (F), Negro Sawmill Brook (G), Pine Swamp Brook (H), McCuster Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bristol County include: Big River State Management Area (1), Audubon Society George B Parker Woodland (2), Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge (3), Nicholas Farm Management Area (4), Carbuncle Pond Management Area (5), East Greenwich Historic District (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Windham County, Connecticut , Laramie County, Wyoming , Clinton County, Iowa , Geauga County, Ohio , Scott County, Iowa .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Rhode Island:

7.0%

Unemployment by year in Bristol, RI
County total employment by year in Bristol, RI
County average yearly wages by year in Bristol, RI

Current college students: 4,188
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 50.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,568 (74.0% naturalized citizens)

Bristol County:

9.4%
Whole state:

13.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5142010 or later
  • 5992000 to 2009
  • 5461990 to 1999
  • 7261980 to 1989
  • 1,5031970 to 1979
  • 2,100Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.0%

Bristol County marital status for males Bristol County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,672
  • One, attached: 745
  • Two: 2,580
  • 3 or 4: 1,628
  • 5 to 9: 845
  • 10 to 19: 679
  • 20 to 49: 271
  • 50 or more: 542
  • Mobile homes: 7

Housing units in Bristol County with a mortgage: 8,688 (257 second mortgage, 1,655 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,031

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bristol County

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Bristol County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This 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.
Rhode Island:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 58
This county:

11.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bristol County:

7.8%
Rhode Island:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

18.9%
State:

22.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
State:

16.3%

Agriculture in Bristol County:

Average size of farms: 34 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,134
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4391.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $83,765
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,054
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.76
Vegetables: 285 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Bristol County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Rhode Island state average. It is 4427957.5 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Bristol County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Rhode Island state average. It is 74% 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 218.4 miles away from Bristol County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 228.0 miles away from the county 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 123.9 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from Bristol County 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 188.1 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Rhode Island Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4505, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4212: April 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 4212, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4107: March 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4107, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3355: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3355, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4089: November 03, 2012, FEMA Id: 4089, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4027: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4027, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3334: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3334, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1894: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1894, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3311: March 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 3311, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3255: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3255, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bristol County (16) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bristol

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,596 (77.5%)
  • Carpooled: 768 (4.7%)
  • Bus: 224 (1.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 102 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 220 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 89 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,003 (6.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,394 (8.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Portugal (46%)
  • Azores Islands (12%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Pakistan (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Russia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bristol County


  • Portuguese (25%)
  • Italian (12%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (5%)
  • French Canadian (4%)
  • German (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bristol County, Rhode Island in 2000:

  • 1,899 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 769 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Bristol County, Rhode Island in 2010:

  • 2,433 people in college/university student housing
  • 655 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 64 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $114,907.

6.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
3.34% relocated from other counties in Rhode Island ($36,509 average AGI)
3.10% relocated from other states ($42,032 average AGI)
Bristol County:

3.10%
Rhode Island average:

3.13%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Kent County, RI  0.25% ($57,041)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.16% ($88,452)
from Washington County, RI  0.14% ($60,000)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.11% ($95,667)


6.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.35% relocated to other counties in Rhode Island ($32,313 average AGI)
3.38% relocated to other states ($47,848 average AGI)
Bristol County:

3.38%
Rhode Island average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Kent County, RI  0.37% ($106,849)
to Washington County, RI  0.15% ($76,767)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.15% ($53,552)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.12% ($83,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Bristol County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Bristol County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bristol County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bristol County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bristol County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bristol County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bristol County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bristol County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bristol County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,255 (7,966 aged, 1,289 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 239 (2%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 815
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 935
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 61.9. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 48,862
  • Male householders: 8,772 (2,111 living alone), Female householders: 10,286 (3,523 living alone)
  • 9,987 spouses (9,944 opposite-sex spouses), 1,215 unmarried partners, (1,182 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 12,229 children (11,577 natural, 402 adopted, 257 stepchildren), 759 grandchildren, 264 brothers or sisters, 362 parents, 15 foster children, 396 other relatives, 752 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,780

Size of family households: 6,054 2-persons, 2,786 3-persons, 2,551 4-persons, 617 5-persons, 144 6-persons, 112 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,629 1-person, 1,022 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 17 4-persons.

6,653 married couples with children.
1,722 single-parent households (501 men, 1,221 women).

88.0% of residents of Bristol speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
9.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $283,317,000 ($5,347 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,319,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $132,661,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $66,799,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,213,000
Federal grants: $57,998,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,151,000 ($12,324,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,495,000 ($2,909,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,585,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,602,000
Federal Government insurance: $291,466,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,517
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,631
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +229
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,035
Here +39 per 1000 residents
State -5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bristol County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.72 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • Year house built in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • 1532014 or later
  • 2092010 to 2013
  • 9402000 to 2009
  • 1,5101990 to 1999
  • 2,6591980 to 1989
  • 2,1391970 to 1979
  • 3,0451960 to 1969
  • 3,2181950 to 1959
  • 1,3571940 to 1949
  • 5,9281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bristol County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • 91 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 2853 rooms
  • 9624 rooms
  • 2,0735 rooms
  • 3,1856 rooms
  • 2,6617 rooms
  • 2,0768 rooms
  • 2,3009+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • 2811 room
  • 2432 rooms
  • 1,3363 rooms
  • 1,6784 rooms
  • 9135 rooms
  • 5986 rooms
  • 1707 rooms
  • 1388 rooms
  • 809+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bristol County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • 23no bedroom
  • 3141 bedroom
  • 2,5792 bedrooms
  • 6,6663 bedrooms
  • 3,3454 bedrooms
  • 7375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bristol County, Rhode Island
  • 338no bedroom
  • 1,8651 bedroom
  • 2,0512 bedrooms
  • 9973 bedrooms
  • 1904 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bristol County, Rhode Island in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bristol County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bristol County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 301no vehicle
  • 3,2411 vehicle
  • 6,1972 vehicles
  • 2,6423 vehicles
  • 9914 vehicles
  • 2565+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bristol County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bristol County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 933no vehicle
  • 2,6801 vehicle
  • 1,5112 vehicles
  • 2303 vehicles
  • 744 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

87.8% of Bristol County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Rhode Island.

Bristol County:

87.8%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 23,424
  • Other state: 20,173
  • Northeast: 14,779
  • Midwest: 1,525
  • South: 2,512
  • West: 1,326
Year householders moved into unit in Bristol County, RI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bristol County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 41.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.6%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Electricity
  • 17.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 344
Here:

8.4%
Rhode Island:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 303
Here:

11.9%
Rhode Island:

10.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,288
Here:

75.7%
Rhode Island:

42.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 695
  • Number of aged recipients: 147
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 548
  • Number of recipients under 18: 32
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 427
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 236
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 368
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 325
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 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 ORIGINATED126$242,627218$275,0281,632$246,80690$123,4894$1,250,25082$262,049
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$245,88914$234,857113$258,01810$94,7000$03$222,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$245,83330$355,933383$263,24527$162,4441$1,100,00024$222,833
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$275,27320$226,700231$270,5459$136,8890$013$244,769
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$197,0002$263,00055$298,5642$17,5000$07$267,143
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$289,13635$295,829
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$304,11110$289,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$349,88910$312,300
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$271,3336$324,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$325,5001$271,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bristol, RI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bristol, RI - Value
Most common first names in Bristol County, RI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary81181.2 years
John68075.5 years
Joseph58575.7 years
William32976.1 years
Manuel31175.9 years
Maria26881.1 years
James25773.4 years
George24776.9 years
Frank23176.6 years
Robert19371.1 years
Most common last names in Bristol County, RI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sousa13975.8 years
Medeiros12476.9 years
Cabral9174.3 years
Ferreira8376.7 years
Almeida7074.7 years
Silva6878.6 years
Smith6779.0 years
Mello6477.7 years
Perry6477.5 years
Silvia6177.9 years
Businesses in Bristol County, RI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Ace Hardware2Rite Aid2
Advance Auto Parts2Shaw's1
Ann Taylor1Sprint Nextel1
AutoZone1Staples1
Burger King1Starbucks1
CVS5Stop & Shop1
Domino's Pizza1Subway4
Dunkin Donuts13T-Mobile2
FedEx7Taco Bell2
GNC3Talbots1
H&R Block4Toyota1
KFC2U-Haul3
MasterBrand Cabinets12UPS4
McDonald's3Walgreens2
New Balance1Wendy's2
Papa John's Pizza1YMCA1
Quiznos2

Bristol County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"