Bristol, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bristol, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bristol had a population of 9,714 as of July 1, 2019. Bristol ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bristol is located at latitude 40.1007 and longitude -74.8518 in Bucks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bristol encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Bucks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Borough of Bristol (GNIS ID: 1214962) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bristol: Buckingham, Bucks, New Bristol.

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Bristol, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 9,714
Population in Households 9,680
Population in Familes 7,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 5,713
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $47,966
Average Household Income $68,627
Per Capita Income $27,883


Total Housing Units 4,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,031 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,915 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $198,410
Average Home Value $245,679


Total Households 3,946
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,339
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.01% 0.02%
Households -0.02% 0.05%
Families -0.23% -0.07%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

Bristol, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 92 95th
Population Density # 99 94th
Diversity Index # 82 95th
Median Household Income # 1263 28th
Per Capita Income # 885 50th

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