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Bristol
Hartford County, Connecticut

ZipCodes
06010, 06011




Page Contents for Bristol, Connecticut

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Bristol is approximately 60,911 (2007), 60477 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 26,125 (2000), 25320 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bristol is 68.658 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bristol is 26.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.877 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bristol to Washington DC is 294 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 17 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bristol is positioned 41.68 degrees north of the equator and 72.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bristol elevation is 305 feet above sea level.
Bristol median income is $ 57,083 (2007).
The Bristol median home price is $ 214,500 (2007).

Location

in north-central Connecticut about 58 miles from Brookhaven, New York. Other nearby communities include Terryville, Plainville, Burlington, Plymouth, Farmington, Southington, Wolcott and Avon.
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History & History Related Items

Bristol was incorporated as a town on 17 May 1785 and later as a city in 1911. During the 1800ís, Bristol was known as a clock city and is now the home of the American Clock and Watch Museum. Later, it was called the Bell City due to a spring-driven doorbell manufactured here. It also was known as the Mum City because of its former dominance as a chrysanthemum producer. The city still holds a Mum Festival each year. Bristol is the home of ESPN with their central studios located here.
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The incorporation of Bristol

1911 (city)


Attractions

American Clock and Watch Museum
100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: 860-583-6070

The New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Ave., Rt 72
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: 860-585-5411
Please call ahead for hours of operation
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Bristol City Government

City of Bristol
111 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: 860-584-6100

Bristol Chamber

Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce
200 Main STreet
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: 860-584-4718

Bristol Organizations

Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce
200 Main STreet
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: 860-584-4718 Bristol

Miscellany

The population of Bristol was:
1800 - 2,722
1820 - 1,362
1840 - 2,109
1860 - 3,436
1880 - 5,347
1900 - 9,643
1910 - 13,502
1920 - 20,620
1930 - 28,451
1940 - 30,167
1950 - 35,961
1960 - 45,499
1970 - 55,487
1980 - 57,370
1990 - 60,640
2000 - 60,062
2002 - 60,541
2007 - 60,911

number of housing units:
1990 - 24,989
2000 - 26,125


Median age:
2000 - 37.6

Median household income:
2000 - $ 47,422
2007 - $ 57,083

Median house value:
2000 - $ 123,700
2007 - $ 214,500

Per Capita income:
2000 - $ 23,362


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