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All About

Living in Bristol, PA

Bristol, Pennsylvania is a small town with a population of just under 10,000. The town's population, with an average age of just under 39, is younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Residents are evenly split between renting (50%) and owning (50%) their home. At $962/month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.

Compared to the national average, Bristol has a large number of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (29%). In addition, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Bristol residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are retail, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 35% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of nearly $63,000, Bristol workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. However, Bristol compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Bristol residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 43% of commuters, while public transit is not used much. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Bristol

It's in the arts district of New Haven I enjoy walking through the Yale university The food carts have awesome food to choose from daily

The parks the treelines and the bike trails and they do the local fireworks at the park and events for kids near local schools

I don't really like my neighborhood. I'm currently considering moving . My neighbor is not somewhere I like

Cultural diversity is abundant and there's some local businesses near by. It's also very close to public transit. It may not have much to some that want more but there are things near by to where if you are looking for other things, it's there.

My neighborhood is ad large parks. On a bus line, coffee shops schools, and a major grocery store. Near the highway.

Walking distance to downtown. Friends live nearby. It's the hip neighborhood in my town. Large park nearby. Small businesses and restaurants nearby. A lot of restaurants and bars for the size of the neighborhood.

Who Lives Here

Bristol Demographics

Education

High School

33%

Associate's

17%

Bachelor's

10%

Master's

4%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

29%

4 people

17%

5 people

8%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

42%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

4%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

14%

20-45

34%

45-65

25%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Bristol?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Oct '23-$889$1049-
Sep '23-$889$1049-
Aug '23-$889$1049-
Jul '23-$889$1049-
Jun '23-$809$1049-
May '23-$809$1049-
Apr '23-$809$1049-
Mar '23-$809$1049-
Feb '23-$809$1049-
Jan '23-$809$1049-
Dec '22-$809$1049-
Nov '22-$889$1049-
Oct '22-$809$1049-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Bristol

Bristol Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

32%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

9%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Percentage: 4242

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 8 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Bristol

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 82% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 50% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bristol serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 70% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 11% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Bristol.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 25% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Bristol is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 17% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Bristol.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 44% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Bristol.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. 29% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 62% fewer gyms than average
  3. 40% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bristol could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 62% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 38% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Bristol's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 49% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 43% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Bristol Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 8 of 8 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 7 of 8 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 5 of 8 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 8 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 5 of 8 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 8 of 8 renters

Bristol Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Bristol

5/10
NRNo Rating

Captain James Lawrence

Grades PK-2 • Public

NRNo Rating

Elias Boudinot

Grades K-2 • Public

NRNo Rating

Samuel Smith

Grades PK-2 • Public

NRNo Rating
Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Bristol, PA

Bristol, Pennsylvania is a small town with a population of just under 10,000. The town's population, with an average age of just under 39, is younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Residents are evenly split between renting (50%) and owning (50%) their home. At $962/month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.

Compared to the national average, Bristol has a large number of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (29%). In addition, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Bristol residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are retail, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 35% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of nearly $63,000, Bristol workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. However, Bristol compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Bristol residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 43% of commuters, while public transit is not used much. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.