Bristol, CT
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Bristol is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 60,452 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Bristol is the 13th largest community in Connecticut.

Bristol is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bristol is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bristol who work in office and administrative support (14.09%), sales jobs (9.63%), and management occupations (7.71%).

Also of interest is that Bristol has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of Bristol overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Bristol, 23.73% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bristol in 2010 was $31,365, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,460 for a family of four. However, Bristol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bristol home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bristol residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bristol also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bristol include French , Irish, Polish, and German.

The most common language spoken in Bristol is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.