Living in Bristol, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Bristol SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

Bristol, PA Crime Report

143
Total Crimes
1,486.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-42.11%
Below National Average

Bristol, PA Cost Of Living

105
Bristol's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Bristol, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Bristol is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Center City Philadelphia, opposite Burlington, New Jersey on the Delaware River. Bristol was first incorporated in 1720. After 1834, the town became very important to the development of the American Industrial Revolution as the terminus city of the Delaware Canal providing greater Philadelphia with the days High Tech Anthracite fuels from the Lehigh Canal via Easton. The canal and a short trip on the Delaware also gave the town access to the mineral resources available in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York via each of the Morris Canal, the Delaware and Hudson Canal, and the Delaware and Raritan Canal, and connected the community to those markets and trade from New York City. These were among the factors spurring development of Bristol and nearby towns, explaining in part the industries which developed in the region.
Population
9,614
Unemployment
3.4%
Poverty
17.7%
Median Home
$181,200
Median Income
$55,313
Median Rent
$1,034

Bristol, PA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Bristol in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Bristol, PA

Population over time in Bristol

Year Population % Change
2017 9,614 -0.3%
2016 9,645 0.5%
2015 9,593 -0.4%
2014 9,634 -0.2%
2013 9,657 -0.4%
2012 9,699 -0.4%
2011 9,739 -0.5%
2010 9,791 -0.4%
2009 9,831 -
Crime/100k Bristol PA USA
Violent Crime 322.3 306.0 368.9
Murder 52.0 6.1 5.0
Robbery 124.8 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 145.6 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 1164.5 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 218.3 211.6 376.0
Larceny 946.1 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 0.0 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bristol

White
67.5% (6,485)
African American
11.2% (1,077)
American Indian
0.1% (10)
Asian
1.4% (139)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.6% (61)
Two Or More
2.8% (270)
Hispanic
16.4% (1,572)
Race Bristol PA USA
White 67.5% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 11.2% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.4% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.8% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.4% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Bristol, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
6.0% (57,205)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.7% (73,585)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.0% (115,418)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.2% (98,030)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.5% (90,973)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.3% (204,376)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.5% (100,550)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.3% (147,423)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (41,328)
$200,000 or more
3.4% (32,508)
Income Bristol PA USA
Less than $10,000 6.0% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.7% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.0% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.2% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.5% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.3% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.5% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.3% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.4% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Bristol

Female
55.1% (5,295)
Male
44.9% (4,319)
Gender Bristol PA USA
Female 55.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 44.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bristol for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (288)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (672)
High School / GED
42.0% (4,037)
Some College
20.0% (1,922)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (865)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (1,153)
Master's Degree
7.0% (672)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Bristol PA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 42.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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