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Bristol is a town in Dane County, in the Madison metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Bristol. For links to other places called Bristol, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bristol is 43.245N. The longitude is -89.178W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,698.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bristol demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53559 ZIP code.
43% of Bristol residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $26,273, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Bristol residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bristol, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $504. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,313.
Dane 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 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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