Bristol, PA

Bristol profile

Living in Bristol

Bristol is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,861 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bristol is the 113th largest community in Pennsylvania. Bristol has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bristol is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bristol is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bristol who work in office and administrative support (14.42%), management occupations (9.30%), and sales jobs (7.60%).

The education level of Bristol citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.35% of adults in Bristol have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bristol in 2018 was $32,811, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,244 for a family of four. However, Bristol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bristol is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Bristol home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bristol residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bristol also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.84% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bristol include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Bristol is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.