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Bristol
  • Suburb of Providence, RI

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Bristol is a suburb of Providence with a population of 22,145. Bristol is in Bristol County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Bristol offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bristol there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bristol and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bristol are highly rated.

About

About Bristol...
Population
22,145

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$337,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,066
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Bristol Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    40.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    27.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    425.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

Working in Bristol

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,610
National
$62,843

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