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Bristol is a city in Hartford County, in the Hartford metro area.

Probably named for the city in England.

The latitude of Bristol is 41.671N. The longitude is -72.949W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 305 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,722.


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Median household income
Local
$47,422
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bristol demographic reports
Bristol is on the Pequabuck River
Former and merged names include:
· New Cambridge
Early clock-making town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 142. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the state, June 2001 in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Gary Burghoff, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Barnes Nature Center, Page Park, Brackett Park, Rockwell Park
Bristol attractions: Lake Compounce Theme Park
Historic sites and museums: New England Carousel Museum, American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 83

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8% 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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bristol was $23,362, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Bristol residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bristol include Endee Manor Historic District, Federal Hill Historic District, Rockwell Park, South End Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Bristol, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $516.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,217.


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Libraries in Bristol include Bristol Public Library, F. N Manross Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bristol include Bloomfield Journal, Bristol Press

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The average commute time for Bristol workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 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 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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