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Bristol, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Bristol had a population of 343 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bristol is located at latitude 45.3438 and longitude -97.745 in Day County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bristol (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Day County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,785 feet.

The City of Bristol (GNIS ID: 1267296) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bristol population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bristol, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 343
Population in Households 327
Population in Familes 254
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 657
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $89,173


Median Household Income $44,371
Average Household Income $65,119
Per Capita Income $29,945
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.12%
Households 0.21% 0.13%
Families 2.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bristol, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bristol to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 178 55th
Population Density1 # 159 60th
Diversity Index2 # 199 50th
Median Household Income # 248 37th
Per Capita Income # 87 78th

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