Bristol, Maine

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Bristol, Maine

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bristol Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bristol Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Bristol College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Bristol, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Racial Diversity 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 2 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 6
People Living Alone 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2

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Bristol Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 04539
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.957
Longitude -69.509

Bristol Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 36.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
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Bristol Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,644 100%
Male 1,307 49.4%
Female 1,337 50.6%
Under 18 497 18.8%
18+ 2,147 81.2%
65+ 633 23.9%
Median Age 46.9
Average Family Size 2.64
White 2,619 99.1%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 13 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.2%

Estimated Bristol Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,802
Growth 158
Growth % 6%

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
English 28.5%
Irish 15.6%
US/American 12%
German 9%
French (except Basque) 6.8%
Scottish 5.2%
French Canadian 3.6%
Italian 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Norwegian 2.3%
Dutch 1.8%
Danish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Canadian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
British 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Celtic 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bristol 2,644 $45,184
Boothbay 2,960 $45,761
Bremen 782 $41,579
Damariscotta 2,041 $47,105
Edgecomb 1,090 $49,861
Newcastle 1,748 $51,250
South Bristol 897 $46,765
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1. Surfside Beach, South Carolina 86   31.4% 19.5% 27.5% 21 $49,847 3.7% 3.3% 4,425 7.5% 64.9 23.9% 5.9
2. Osage Beach, Missouri 85   31.6% 20.3% 23.7% 18 $49,554 3.8% 2.6% 3,662 6.7% 118.5 51.8% 6.8
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