Bristol, Texas - Basic Facts

Bristol is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Bristol Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ellis County at latitude 32.4615 and longitude -96.57. Ellis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Bristol Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bristol: Bistol.

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Also See: Ferris, TX ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Bristol, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 684
Population in Households 684
Population in Familes 602
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 118
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $129,167
Average Home Value $177,586


Median Household Income $57,919
Average Household Income $79,228
Per Capita Income $26,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.56% 0.52%
Households 0.59% 0.57%
Families 0.5% 0.41%
Median Household Income   5.57%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bristol, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 1134 35th
Population Density1 # 1610 8th
Diversity Index2 # 477 73rd
Median Household Income # 355 80th
Per Capita Income # 439 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.