Bristol, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bristol, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Bristol had a population of 345 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Bristol, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 345
Daytime Population: Workers 166
Daytime Population: Residents 147
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 329
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 661
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $44,963
Average Household Income $68,678
Per Capita Income $31,569


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $61,765
Average Home Value $88,672


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% -0.12%
Households 0.36% 0.0%
Families 2.46% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   4.03%

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, 2017 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 Density # 159 60th
Diversity Index # 207 48th
Median Household Income # 262 33rd
Per Capita Income # 74 81st

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