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Bristol, Vermont
Town
Main Street in Bristol in the fall
Main Street in Bristol in the fall
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Coordinates: 44°8′0″N 73°4′46″W / 44.13333°N 73.07944°W / 44.13333; -73.07944
BRISTOL VERMONT Latitude and Longitude:

44°8′0″N 73°4′46″W / 44.13333°N 73.07944°W / 44.13333; -73.07944
Country United States
State Vermont
County Addison
Chartered1762
Settled1783
Organized1789
Communities Bristol
Rocky Dale
Government
 • Town AdministratorTherese Kirby
 • Selectboard ChairJohn "Peeker" Heffernan
 • SelectboardJoel Bouvier, Sharon Compagna, Michelle Perlee, Brian Fox
Area
 • Total42.2 sq mi (109.2 km2)
 • Land41.5 sq mi (107.5 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation522 ft (159 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total3,894
 • Density94/sq mi (36.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code05443
Area code 802
FIPS code50-09025 [1]
GNIS feature ID1462053 [2]
Website www.bristolvt.net

Bristol is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The town was founded June 26, 1762. The population was 3,894 at the 2010 census. [3] Main Street is home to most of the businesses of the town. The town is also home to the Lord's Prayer Rock. [4]

Geography

Bristol is in northeastern Addison County, at the western foot of the Green Mountains. The New Haven River, a tributary of Otter Creek, flows out of the mountains through the town center. The town is crossed by Vermont Route 17 (east-west) and Vermont Route 116 (north-south).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.2 square miles (109.2 km2), of which 41.5 square miles (107.5 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 1.57%, is water. [3]

The main settlement in the town is Bristol, a census-designated place, located on the north side of the New Haven River, northwest of the geographic center of town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790211
1800665215.2%
18101,17977.3%
18201,051−10.9%
18301,27421.2%
18401,233−3.2%
18501,3449.0%
18601,3550.8%
18701,3650.7%
18801,57915.7%
18901,82815.8%
19002,06112.7%
19102,005−2.7%
19201,952−2.6%
19301,832−6.1%
19401,9395.8%
19501,9882.5%
19602,1598.6%
19702,74427.1%
19803,29320.0%
19903,76214.2%
20003,7880.7%
20103,8942.8%
Est. 20143,918 [5]0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

As of the 2000 census [1], 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 per square mile (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 married couples living together, 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.

Education

Bristol is part of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, which serves the towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven, and Starksboro. Bristol is home to Bristol Elementary School and Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School. [7]

Economy

Bristol was once home to the now defunct Freemountain Toys, known for producing stuffed Vegetable toys known as Vegimals. The Peas in a Pod in the movie Toy Story 3 are based on the Pea Vegimal.

Media

Northeast Addison Television (NEAT TV) - Channel 16 is the local public-access television cable TV station. [8]

Climate

Climate data for Bristol, Vermont
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 25.5 29.1 37.6 51.1 63.9 72.1 76.3 74.5 66.9 54.7 43.5 31.3 52.3
Daily mean °F 15.4 18.3 27 41 52.9 61.5 65.8 64 56.1 44.8 34.9 22.5 42.1
Average low °F 5.4 7.5 16.5 30.9 41.9 51.1 55.2 53.8 45.3 34.7 26.4 13.6 32
Average precipitation inches 2.799 2.402 3.098 3.799 4.402 4.598 5 5.402 4.098 5 4.098 3.5 48
Average snowfall inches 26.18 23.7 22.09 9.29 0.59 2.28 10.98 29.09 124.29
Average high °C −3.6 −1.6 3.1 10.6 17.7 22.3 24.6 23.6 19.4 12.6 6.4 −0.4 11.3
Daily mean °C −9.2 −7.6 −2.8 5.0 11.6 16.4 18.8 17.8 13.4 7.1 1.6 −5.3 5.6
Average low °C −14.8 −13.6 −8.6 −0.6 5.5 10.6 12.9 12.1 7.4 1.5 −3.1 −10.2 0.0
Average precipitation mm 71.1 61.0 78.7 96.5 111.8 116.8 127.0 137.2 104.1 127.0 104.1 88.9 1,219.2
Average snowfall cm 66.5 60.2 56.1 23.6 1.5 5.8 27.9 73.9 315.7
Average precipitation days 15.8 12.5 14.7 13.8 15.1 15.0 13.1 12.8 12.2 14.5 14.9 16.1 170.5
Average snowy days 13.3 10.3 10.4 4.0 0.4 1.2 5.7 12.5 57.8
Source: [9]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bristol town, Addison County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "Lord's Prayer Rock".
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School". Archived from the original on 2008-08-31.
  8. ^ Addison Independent, June 2007
  9. ^ "www.weatherbase.com". Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  10. ^ Harman, Henry H. (1901). Proceedings of the Vermont Bar Association: Memorial Paper on Walter C. Dunton. Montpelier, VT: Argus and Patriot Printing House. pp. 84–90.
  11. ^ "Meet the 13-year-old running for Vermont governor". burlingtonfreepress.com.

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