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Bristol is a borough in Bucks County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named after the city in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Bristol. For links to other places called Bristol, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bristol is 40.100N. The longitude is -74.852W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,947.
Once a major river port. Construction of the Delaware Canal began here in 1827
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bristol demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bucks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19007 ZIP code.
14% of Bristol residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bristol ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bristol was $17,198, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Bristol residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Bristol include Bristol Historic District, Bristol Industrial Historic District, Harriman Historic District, Jefferson Land Association Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bristol, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $537. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,046.
Newspapers in Bristol include Bristol Pilot
Bucks County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bristol political report.
The average commute time for Bristol workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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