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Bristol, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Bristol had a population of 1,693 as of July 1, 2017. Bristol ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bristol is located at latitude 41.7166 and longitude -85.8251 in Elkhart County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bristol (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Elkhart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The Town of Bristol (GNIS ID: 2396602) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Bristol is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elkhart County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bristol population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,693
Daytime Population: Workers 2,344
Daytime Population: Residents 787
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,131
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.85
Population in Households 1,684
Population in Familes 1,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 458
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $46,180
Average Household Income $57,982
Per Capita Income $21,577


Total Housing Units 750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 426 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $128,191
Average Home Value $152,523


Total Households 640
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 440
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 0.76% 0.77%
Households 0.71% 0.77%
Families 0.35% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Bristol, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 255 63rd
Population Density # 581 15th
Diversity Index # 54 92nd
Median Household Income # 407 40th
Per Capita Income # 494 28th

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