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Bristol, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Bristol Census Designated Place had a population of 1,719 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Bristol, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,719
Population in Households 1,714
Population in Familes 1,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 363
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $49,839
Average Household Income $66,818
Per Capita Income $28,611


Total Housing Units 1,052 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $185,596
Average Home Value $197,799


Total Households 740
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 465
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.27%
Households 0.32% 0.38%
Families 0.67% 0.3%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

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, 2018 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 Density # 81 18th
Diversity Index # 51 48th
Median Household Income # 78 21st
Per Capita Income # 71 28th

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