Bristol County RI Information


Bristol County Subdivisions

Bristol County RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,181
Daytime Population: Workers 16,098
Daytime Population: Residents 24,056
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 46,403
Population in Familes 37,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,778
Population Density2 2,035
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $75,555
Average Household Income $105,912
Per Capita Income $42,261


Total Housing Units 20,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,177 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,988 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,821 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $357,568
Average Home Value $422,691


Total Households 19,165
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 12,685
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.15%
Households 0.01% -0.11%
Families -0.07% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.26%


Bristol County RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol County to the other 5 counties and county equivalents in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 20th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 5 20th
Median Household Income # 2 80th
Per Capita Income # 2 80th

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