Bristol, Indiana

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Bristol, Indiana

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High Points

Bristol strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Bristol Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Bristol Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Bristol Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Bristol, Indiana

Comparing Bristol to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 9
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
College Educated Adults 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 7 9
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
People Living Alone 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Affordability of Rents 2 2

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Bristol Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Elkhart
Metro Area Elkhart - Goshen
Standard Zip Codes 46507
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.721
Longitude -85.817

Bristol Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GOSHEN 3 W
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
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Bristol Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,382 100%
Male 691 50%
Female 691 50%
Under 18 381 27.6%
18+ 1,001 72.4%
65+ 149 10.8%
Median Age 31.2
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,245 90.1%
African-American 16 1.2%
Asian 17 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 59 4.3%
Mixed Race 39 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 106 7.7%

Estimated Bristol Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,635
Growth 253
Growth % 18.3%

Bristol Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 32.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
US/American 12.2%
Irish 6.8%
French (except Basque) 5.7%
Polish 5.6%
English 5%
Italian 2.5%
Dutch 2.3%
European 1.5%
Swedish 1.4%
Scottish 1%
Welsh 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Russian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bristol 1,382 $54,125
Elkhart 51,874 $40,514
Goshen 29,383 $46,877
Middlebury 2,956 $60,313
Millersburg 868 $44,250
Osceola 1,859 $45,707
Shipshewana 536 $53,214

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1. Newport, Delaware 81.2   27% 8.5% 14.8% 22 $41,771 8.8% 24.2% 1,122 11.8% 53.5 0.2% 8.9
2. Coloma, Michigan 80.5   28% 14.1% 15.6% 19 $46,042 7.3% 3.4% 1,595 8.9% 110.3 0.6% 10
3. Byron, Georgia 78.1   17.4% 9.1% 16.3% 25 $51,051 7.7% 23.3% 2,887 11.5% 76.2 0.8% 6.9
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