Bristol, New York

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Bristol, New York
Town
Bristol, New York is located in New York
Bristol, New York
Bristol, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°49′11″N 77°25′28″W / 42.81972°N 77.42444°W / 42.81972; -77.42444
Country United States
State New York
County Ontario
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Robert A. Green, Jr. (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 36.8 sq mi (95.2 km2)
 • Land 36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,234 ft (376 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,315
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-08378
GNIS feature ID 0978754
Website www.townofbristol.org

Bristol is a town in Ontario County, New York, in the United States. The population was 2,315 at the 2010 census. Bristol was named after Bristol County, Massachusetts, by settlers from New England. The town of Bristol is in the western half of the county, southwest of the city of Canandaigua.

History[edit]

The region was visited by the explorer Robert de LaSalle in the 17th Century in order to see a burning spring (natural gas) known to the natives, members of the Seneca tribe.

The Sullivan Expedition to destroy native villages passed through Bristol in 1779. Some of the soldiers were impressed with the area and later returned to buy land.

The town area was first settled around 1788. The town of Bristol was formed in 1789, but the first town meeting was not held until 1797. In 1838 part of the town was used to form the town of South Bristol.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km2), of which, 36.7 square miles (95 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.05%) is water.

U.S. Route 20A (US 20A) passes across the town. New York State Route 64 (NY 64) is a north–south highway in the southeast part of the town.

Mud Creek is an important stream in the town.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,421 people, 895 households, and 690 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.9 people per square mile (25.4/km²). There were 989 housing units at an average density of 26.9 per square mile (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.33% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 895 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,250, and the median income for a family was $60,172. Males had a median income of $38,182 versus $27,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,060. About 4.6% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Bristol[edit]

  • Bristol – The hamlet of Bristol is near the north town line on County Road 2 (CR 2, named Baptist Hill Road). It was formerly called "Baptist Hill."
  • Bristol Center – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town on NY 64 at its junction with CR 32. It was first settled around 1793.
  • Egypt – Located within Egypt Valley in the area of CR 33's intersection with Egypt Road.
  • Fletchers Corners – A location between Gladding Corner and Bristol Center on CR 32.
  • Gladding Corner – A hamlet in the south part of the town on CR 32.
  • Mayweed Corner – A hamlet on US 20A, south of Bristol village.
  • Vincent – A hamlet northeast of Mayweed Corner on US 20A. It was originally called "Muttonville" due to the number of sheep herds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°50′43″N 77°25′27″W / 42.84528°N 77.42417°W / 42.84528; -77.42417