Bristol (CDP), New Hampshire Article

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Bristol, New Hampshire
Central Square in 2018
Central Square in 2018
Bristol is located in New Hampshire
Bristol is located in the United States
Coordinates: 43°35′28″N 71°44′12″W / 43.59111°N 71.73667°W / 43.59111; -71.73667
BRISTOL (CDP) NEW HAMPSHIRE Latitude and Longitude:

43°35′28″N 71°44′12″W / 43.59111°N 71.73667°W / 43.59111; -71.73667
CountryUnited States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Town Bristol
 • Total4.76 sq mi (12.34 km2)
 • Land4.74 sq mi (12.28 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
470 ft (140 m)
( 2010)
 • Total1,688
 • Density356/sq mi (137.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code33-07620
GNIS feature ID2378054

Bristol is a census-designated place (CDP) and the main village in the town of Bristol in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population of the CDP was 1,688 at the 2010 census, [1] out of 3,054 people in the entire town of Bristol.


The CDP is in the southern part of the town of Bristol, along the Newfound River where it descends to the Pemigewasset River. The CDP is bordered to the west by the town of Alexandria and to the southeast by the Pemigewasset, which is the Belknap County line. The CDP extends south to include all of Chestnut Street. To the east it extends out New Hampshire Route 104 beyond Hall Road, and to the north it includes all of Brookwood Park Road, Keezer Road, and Wind Ridge Road. [2]

New Hampshire Route 3A passes through the center of town, leading north past Newfound Lake 14 miles (23 km) to New Hampshire Route 25 in West Plymouth, while to the south it leads 13 miles (21 km) to Franklin. New Hampshire Route 104 crosses NH 3A in the center of town, leading east 5.5 miles (8.9 km) to Interstate 93 in New Hampton and southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Danbury.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bristol CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.55%, are water. [1]


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,688 people, 721 households, and 440 families residing in the CDP. There were 1,027 housing units, of which 306, or 29.8%, were vacant. 236 of the vacant units were for seasonal use. The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% white, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.1% some other race, and 1.9% from two or more races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [3]

Of the 721 households in the CDP, 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were headed by married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33, and the average family size was 2.90. [3]

23.7% of people in the CDP were under the age of 18, 7.4% were from age 18 to 24, 24.8% were from 25 to 44, 28.2% were from 45 to 64, and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males. [3]

For the period 2011-15, the estimated median annual income for a household was $41,210, and the median income for a family was $48,603. Male full-time workers had a median income of $40,954 versus $30,331 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,504. 10.0% of the population and 6.7% of families were below the poverty line. [4]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bristol CDP, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "TIGERweb: Bristol CDP, New Hampshire". Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): Bristol CDP, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Bristol CDP, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 30, 2017.