Bristol, Indiana

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Town of Bristol, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°43′16″N 85°49′06″W / 41.72111°N 85.81833°W / 41.72111; -85.81833Coordinates: 41°43′16″N 85°49′06″W / 41.72111°N 85.81833°W / 41.72111; -85.81833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Township Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 3.82 sq mi (9.89 km2)
 • Land 3.69 sq mi (9.56 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
Elevation[2] 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,602
 • Estimate (2012)[4] 1,624
 • Density 434.1/sq mi (167.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46507
Area code 574
FIPS code[2][5] 18-07750
GNIS ID[2][5] 431536
Website www.bristolindiana.net

Bristol is a town in Washington Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,602 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bristol was platted about 1835, making it one of the oldest towns in Elkhart County.[6]

Geography[edit]

Bristol is located at 41°43′16″N 85°49′6″W / 41.72111°N 85.81833°W / 41.72111; -85.81833 (41.721050, -85.818195).[7]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 3.82 square miles (9.9 km2), of which 3.69 square miles (9.6 km2) (or 96.60%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 3.40%) is water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 1,602 people, 608 households, and 429 families residing in the town. The population density was 434.1 inhabitants per square mile (167.6 /km2). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 199.7 per square mile (77.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 87.9% White, 2.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 4.7% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There were 608 households of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the town was 36.4 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[9] there were 1,382 people, 539 households, and 368 families residing in the town. The population density was 579.8 people per square mile (224.2/km²). There were 559 housing units at an average density of 234.5 per square mile (90.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.09% White, 1.16% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.27% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.67% of the population.

There were 539 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,136, and the median income for a family was $54,125. Males had a median income of $35,568 versus $24,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,373. About 5.1% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

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