Bristow, VA


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Bristow is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 34,898 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bristow is the 31st largest community in Virginia. Bristow has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Bristow, where the median household income is $131,376.00.

Bristow home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Bristow real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bristow is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bristow is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bristow who work in management occupations (12.73%), computer science and math (11.46%), and office and administrative support (11.40%).

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

One downside of living in Bristow, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.81 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Bristow is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bristow area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bristow. 51.09% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bristow in 2010 was $40,747, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,988 for a family of four.

Bristow is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bristow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bristow residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bristow also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bristow include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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