Bristol, TX Community Profile: Data

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Bristol: Basic Info

Bristol is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Bristol Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ellis County at latitude 32.4615 and longitude -96.57. The elevation is 505 feet.

The Bristol Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bristol: Bistol.

Ellis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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

Bristol: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Bristol Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Bristol (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Bristol ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Bristol Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of Ellis County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Bristol Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Bristol Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Bristol Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Bristol. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Bristol area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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
Owner Occupied HU 203
Renter Occupied HU 42
Vacant Housing Units 22
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)


2010-2014 2014-2019
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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Bristol to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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