Bristol, RI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 22,469. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,658 (+9.7% change)
Males: 10,834 (48.2%), Females: 11,635 (51.8%)

Bristol County

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $43,689 (year 2000)
Median house value: $157,100 (year 2000)

Races in Bristol:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (36.8%), Italian (21.2%), Irish (14.2%), English (10.5%), French (8.5%), German (4.8%).

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bristol

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bristol town

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

13.9% Foreign born (12.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +833 (+3.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bristol:

  • EMMA PENDLETON BRADLEY HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; RIVERSIDE, RI)
  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 10 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • SOUTHCOAST HOSPITAL GROUP INC (about 10 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bristol:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 11 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 50 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 51 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bristol:

  • QUONSET STATE (about 12 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; ID: OQU)
  • NEWPORT STATE (about 12 miles; NEWPORT, RI; ID: UUU)
  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 13 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: RI9)
Amtrak station near Bristol:

  • 15 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Bristol:

  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,007; Location: ONE OLD FERRY RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rwu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (FT enrollment: 305; Location: TEN METACOM AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: law.rwu.edu/)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bristol:

  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,497)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 13 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 13 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 14 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 16 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)

Schools

Public high school in Bristol:

  • MT. HOPE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,200; Location: 199 CHESTNUT STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • GUITERAS SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 35 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • REYNOLDS SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 235 HIGH STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • COLT-ANDREWS SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 570 HOPE STREET; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • ROCKWELL SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 1225 HOPE STREET; Grades: PK – 03)
  • BYFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 220 HIGH STREET; Grades: KG – 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Bristol:

  • OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 229; Location: 127 STATE STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 10 MONROE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SEA SIDE NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 19 VERNDALE CIRCLE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Bristol:

  • ROGERS FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $290,008; Location: 525 HOPE STREET; 49,075 books; 1,330 audio materials; 759 video materials; 140 serial subscriptions)