Bristol, CT

Bristol profile

Living in Bristol

Bristol is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 59,947 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Bristol is the 13th largest community in Connecticut.

Bristol is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bristol is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bristol who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (11.17%), and management occupations (8.61%).

Also of interest is that Bristol has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of people in Bristol who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.55% of adults in Bristol have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bristol in 2018 was $36,351, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,404 for a family of four. However, Bristol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bristol is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bristol home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bristol residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bristol also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bristol include Italian, Irish, French, Polish, and German.

The most common language spoken in Bristol is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.