Bristol is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,868 people and just one neighborhood, Bristol is the 37th largest community in Vermont. Bristol has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bristol is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bristol is a town of service providers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bristol who work in management occupations (11.39%), maintenance occupations (9.61%) and teaching (9.20%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bristol has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bristol has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bristol than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bristol may be for you.
One downside of living in Bristol, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.49 minutes every day commuting to work.