Bristol, CT

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Population

60,498

0.101% growth

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$64,586

4.93% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

31,093

1% growth

Median Property Value

$190,500

1.04% decline

About

In 2017, Bristol, CT had a population of 60.5k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $64,586. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bristol, CT grew from 60,437 to 60,498, a 0.101% increase and its median household income grew from $61,551 to $64,586, a 4.93% increase.

The population of Bristol, CT is 76.8% White Alone, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.93% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Bristol, CT speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol, CT are Bristol Technical Education Center (44 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bristol, CT is $190,500, and the homeownership rate is 65.1%. Most people in Bristol, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bristol, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bristol, CT employs 31.1k people. The largest industries in Bristol, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,607 people), Manufacturing (4,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,793 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,952), Public Administration ($65,830), and Finance & Insurance ($57,570).

Median household income in Bristol, CT is $64,586. Males in Bristol, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Bristol, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,586

2017 value

± $3,272

4.93%

1 Year Growth

± 5.65%

Households in Bristol, CT have a median annual income of $64,586, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,551 in 2016, which represents a 4.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bristol, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4054.01

  2. Census Tract 4059

  3. Census Tract 4060.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bristol, CT was Census Tract 4054.01 with a value of $89,875, followed by Census Tract 4059 and Census Tract 4060.02, with respective values of $87,353 and $79,346.

The following map shows all of the places in Bristol, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bristol, CT (6.23k out of 59.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,166 ± 526

  2. Hispanic

    2,030 ± 385

  3. Other

    796 ± 268

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bristol, CT is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

31.1k

2017 Value

± 1,275

1%

1 Year growth

± 5.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bristol, CT grew at a rate of 1%, from 30.8k employees to 31.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bristol, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,200 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,513 people), and Management Occupations (2,466 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bristol, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bristol, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,200 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,513 people), and Management Occupations (2,466 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bristol, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.54 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bristol, CT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($100,547), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,500), and Management Occupations ($71,692).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

31.1k

2017 Value

± 1,275

1%

1 Year growth

± 5.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bristol, CT grew at a rate of 1%, from 30.8k employees to 31.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bristol, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,607 people), Manufacturing (4,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bristol, CT, though some of these residents may live in Bristol, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bristol, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,607 people), Manufacturing (4,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,793 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bristol, CT has an unusually high number of Information (2.51 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.07 times), and Manufacturing (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bristol, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,952), Public Administration ($65,830), and Finance & Insurance ($57,570).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($16.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Bristol, CT has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 9.27% on non-group plans, and 0.801% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bristol, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Bristol, CT see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,180 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.64%

Uninsured

55.3%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

9.27%

Non-Group

0.801%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bristol, CT declined by 11.5% from 6.38% to 5.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bristol, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bristol, CT is home to a population of 60.5k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bristol, CT residents were born outside of the country (5.25k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bristol, CT is composed of 46.5k White Alone residents (76.8%), 8.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.7%), 2.38k Black or African American Alone residents (3.93%), 1.51k Two or More Races residents (2.49%), 1.1k Asian Alone residents (1.81%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0975%), 47 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0777%), and 43 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0711%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bristol, CT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bristol, CT was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Bristol, CT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bristol, CT residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    5.25k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bristol, CT residents (5.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bristol, CT was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Bristol, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bristol, CT was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    46.5k ± 987

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.9k ± 1.19k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.38k ± 706

In 2017, there were 5.22 times more White Alone residents (46.5k people) in Bristol, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.9k Hispanic or Latino and 2.38k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bristol, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bristol, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bristol, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bristol, CT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,216 ± 186

  2. Korea

    424 ± 116

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    420 ± 169

Bristol, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bristol, CT awarded 44 degrees. The student population of Bristol, CT is skewed towards men, with 73 male students and 1 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol, CT are White (35 and 79.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4 and 9.09%), Black or African American (3 and 6.82%), and Asian (1 and 2.27%).

The largest universities in Bristol, CT by number of degrees awarded are Bristol Technical Education Center (44 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bristol, CT are HVAC Maintenance (21 and 47.7%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (9 and 20.5%), and Welding Technology (5 and 11.4%).

The median tuition costs in Bristol, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 21 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bristol, CT was HVAC Maintenance with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bristol, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

44 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bristol, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bristol Technical Education Center with 44 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

42

Degrees Awarded to Men

2

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 42 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bristol, CT, which is 21 times more than the 2 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bristol, CT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    35 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bristol, CT were to White students. These 35 degrees mean that there were 8.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bristol, CT was $190,500 in 2017, which is 0.875 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $192,500 to $190,500, a 1.04% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bristol, CT is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bristol, CT have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bristol, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$64,586

Median Household Income

± $3,272

24.8k

Number of Households

± 1,063

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.8k households in Bristol, CT grew to $64,586 from the previous year's value of $61,551.

The following chart displays the households in Bristol, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$190,500

2017 Median

± $5,015

$192,500

2016 Median

± $4,549

In 2017, the median property value in Bristol, CT declined from to $190,500 from the previous year's value of $192,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bristol, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bristol, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bristol, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bristol, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

65.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.1% of the housing units in Bristol, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bristol, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bristol, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bristol, CT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bristol, CT have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Bristol, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bristol, CT was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (3.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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