Bristol County MA Information


Bristol County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 564,846
Daytime Population: Workers 228,998
Daytime Population: Residents 283,867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 512,865
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 548,414
Population in Familes 442,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,432
Population Density2 1,021
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $58,416
Average Household Income $79,987
Per Capita Income $31,470


Total Housing Units 235,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132,133 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 85,935 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,426 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $309,610
Average Home Value $356,885


Total Households 218,068
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 143,988
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 0.41% 0.41%
Households 0.32% 0.37%
Families 0.26% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.19%


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, 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 # 6 64th
Population Density # 5 71st
Diversity Index # 8 50th
Median Household Income # 10 36th
Per Capita Income # 12 21st

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