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06010, 06011

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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).

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Bristol 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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Bristol history:

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.
The incorporation date of Bristol: 1911 (city)

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Bristol 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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