Bristol County MA Information


Bristol County Subdivisions

Bristol County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 568,098
Population in Households 551,735
Population in Familes 448,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,363
Population Density1 1,027
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $63,131
Average Household Income $84,451
Per Capita Income $33,273


Total Housing Units 237,506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135,372 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 84,522 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,612 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $330,683
Average Home Value $386,789


Total Households 219,894
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 145,307
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.43% 0.42%
Households 0.39% 0.41%
Families 0.34% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.9%


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, 2018 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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