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Bristol, RI

Bristol leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
22,234
Bristol Population7
$
54,177
Median Income6
3.9
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Bristol's 15 to 19 year old population grew by 18% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 4%

Age

40.8
Median Age7
-4.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Bristol residents are mostly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 9.8% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 151.0%

Race

72.7
%
Rhode Island Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Bristol has cold winters and rarely gets very hot. The temperature reaches 90°F or above only 10 days per year with an average temperature in January of 29°F

Weather

34
%
Chance of Rain11
57
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature34

 

Housing

The average home value in Bristol increased by 33% since 2010 which is 9% lower than the national average and 8% higher than the state average

Rent

$
0
Monthly Average
35
%
Renters35

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Bristol is a slightly high tax location with income tax 27% lower than the national average and sales tax near the national average, but property tax 49% higher than the national average.

Other

1.66
%
Property Tax20
7.0
%
Sales Tax19
3.46
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)36

 

Employment

Bristol has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Brown University and Fidelity Investments

Income

9.1
%
<$25,0006
15.1
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Bristol leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results37

Representatives

House of Representative27 David N. Cicilline
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Newport Hospital, is 12.6 miles from the center of Bristol, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Providence VA Medical Center, is 12.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Rhode Island Hospital, is 11.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes, but small fine for possession up to an ounce
 

Safety

In Rhode Island, 13.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 15.3% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#22 2019 Best Small Cities by Architectural Digest30
 

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