Bristol County MA Information


Bristol County Subdivisions

Bristol County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 556,841
Population in Households 540,204
Population in Familes 436,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,637
Population Density1 1,007
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 217,410
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 143,271
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 234,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136,994 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 80,416 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,125 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $256,490
Average Home Value $290,279


Median Household Income $55,792
Average Household Income $74,458
Per Capita Income $29,213
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.29%
Households 0.39% 0.33%
Families 0.26% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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 County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 6 64th
Population Density1 # 5 71st
Diversity Index2 # 8 50th
Median Household Income # 10 36th
Per Capita Income # 11 29th

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