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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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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Sources: 1870 Census of Bristol County, Massachusetts, 102; 1880 Census of Bristol County, Massachusetts, 142C; 1900 Census of Bristol County, Massachusetts, 2A; 1910 Census of Bristol County, Massachusetts, 54A; 1920 Census of Bristol County, Massachusetts, 12B; 1930 Census of Bristol County, Massachusetts, 18A.
    It has stores from central New Hampshire to Bristol County, Massachusetts with headquarters in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
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