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Bristol, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bristol had a population of 9,736 as of July 1, 2017. 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 40.1035 and longitude -74.8529 in Bucks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bristol (see map below) 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.

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, 2017.

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

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Bristol, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,736
Daytime Population: Workers 4,993
Daytime Population: Residents 5,249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,242
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 9,702
Population in Familes 7,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 5,993
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $49,452
Average Household Income $63,377
Per Capita Income $25,757


Total Housing Units 4,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,098 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,847 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 336 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $199,724
Average Home Value $235,391


Total Households 3,945
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,362
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 0.01% 0.15%
Households -0.02% 0.15%
Families -0.16% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Bristol, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 93 95th
Population Density # 90 95th
Diversity Index # 82 95th
Median Household Income # 1008 43rd
Per Capita Income # 920 48th

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