Bristol, Vermont

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Bristol is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The town was founded June 26, 1762. The population was 3,788 at the 2000 census. Main Street is home to most of the businesses of the town. The town is also home to the Lord's Prayer Rock.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.2 square miles (109.2 km2), of which, 41.8 square miles (108.2 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (0.95%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,788 people, 1,460 households, and 1,013 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.7 people per square mile (35.0/km2). There were 1,546 housing units at an average density of 37.0/sq mi (14.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.24% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 1,460 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,250, and the median income for a family was $48,458. Males had a median income of $33,977 versus $23,602 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,345. About 6.9% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

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