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Bristol, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Bristol Census Designated Place had a population of 1,761 as of July 1, 2016. Bristol ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bristol is located at latitude 43.5976 and longitude -71.7477 in Grafton County. The formal boundaries for the Bristol Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Grafton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Bristol Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378054) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bristol Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bristol, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grafton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bristol population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bristol, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,761
Population in Households 1,755
Population in Familes 1,353
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 372
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 286 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 (29.5%)
Median Home Value $186,170
Average Home Value $203,571


Median Household Income $48,223
Average Household Income $63,298
Per Capita Income $27,149
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.57%
Households 0.85% 0.7%
Families 1.4% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bristol, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 55th
Population Density1 # 79 20th
Diversity Index2 # 51 48th
Median Household Income # 70 29th
Per Capita Income # 70 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Hampshire Census Data Comparison Tool.