Bristol County

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Bristol County, Massachusetts

9 Court St
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 824-9681
Fax: (508) 821-3101

On southwestern border of MA with RI; organized Jun 2, 1685 from Old Plymouth Colony. Name Origin: For Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset, England

Area (sq mi):: 691.19 (land 556.00; water 135.19) Population per square mile: 982.60
Population 2005: 546,331 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 5.60% Population 2000: 534,678 (White 89.40%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 1.30%; Other 5.60%). Foreign born: 11.70%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $20,978; median household $43,496; Population below poverty level: 10.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,500-$31,161
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 25.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • New Bedford (93,979)
  • Fall River (92,526)
  • Taunton County seat (56,648)
  • Attleboro (43,506)

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    Bristol County, Rhode Island

    10 Court St
    Bristol, RI 02809
    Phone: (401) 253-7000
    Fax: (401) 253-3080

    Largely peninsular area in eastern RI, south of Providence; organized Feb 17, 1747 from Newport County. Name Origin: For Bristol, England

    Area (sq mi):: 44.71 (land 24.68; water 20.03) Population per square mile: 2137.10
    Population 2005: 52,743 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 4.10%; 1990-2000 3.70% Population 2000: 50,648 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 1.00%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 10.00%. Median age: 39.30
    Income 2000: per capita $26,503; median household $50,737; Population below poverty level: 6.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $36,289-$38,771
    Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 23.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Pasquale DeLise, executive director and chief engineer of the Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA) that owns the East Bay Pipeline, said the original plan to link three communities in Bristol County, RI, to fresh water supplies in nearby Providence was first envisioned in 1962.

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