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Bristol is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after a city in England.

The latitude of Bristol is 41.676N. The longitude is -71.266W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,469.


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Median household income
Local
$43,689
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bristol demographic reports
Bristol is on Narragansett Bay
This was an early shipbuilding center.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 30. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Daffodil Days - April 14-29, 2007
  • Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival - May 19, 2007
  • Harvest Fair - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bristol web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Colt State Park, East Bay Bike Path
Historic sites and museums: Bristol Art Museum, Haffenreffer Indian Museum, Blithewold Mansion & Gardens, Bristol Historical and Preservation Society Museum, Coggeshall Farm Mueum, Environmental Education Center
Colleges and universities: Roger Williams University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bristol demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bristol County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Providence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02809 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Bristol residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bristol ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bristol was $21,532, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Bristol residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Bristol festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bristol, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,349.


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Libraries in Bristol include Rogers Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bristol include Bristol Phoenix

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bristol workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bristol between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Bristol include Bristol Harbor Inn.

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