Bristol, PA
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Bristol is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,569 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bristol is the 116th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs 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 borough 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 (17.55%), sales jobs (8.69%), and teaching (7.11%).

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 percentage of adults in Bristol with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.09% of adults in Bristol have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bristol in 2010 was $22,183, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,732 for a family of four. However, Bristol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bristol is a very ethnically-diverse borough. 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 14.53% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bristol include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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