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Town of Bristol, Indiana
Location of Bristol in Elkhart County, Indiana.
Location of Bristol in Elkhart County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Township Washington
Area
 • Total 4.16 sq mi (10.78 km2)
 • Land 4.02 sq mi (10.41 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
Elevation
748 ft (228 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,789
 • Density 445.14/sq mi (171.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
46507
Area code 574
FIPS code 18-07750
GNIS ID 431536

Bristol is a town in Washington Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,602 at the 2010 census.

History

Bristol was platted about 1835, making it one of the oldest towns in Elkhart County. It was named after the city of Bristol, in England.

The Bristol-Washington Township School, Solomon Fowler Mansion, and St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church, Rectory and Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Bristol is located at 41°43′16″N 85°49′6″W / 41.72111°N 85.81833°W / 41.72111; -85.81833 (41.721050, -85.818195).

According to the 2010 census, Bristol has a total area of 3.82 square miles (9.89 km2), of which 3.69 square miles (9.56 km2) (or 96.6%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 3.4%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 681
1880 661 −2.9%
1890 535 −19.1%
1900 546 2.1%
1910 535 −2.0%
1920 568 6.2%
1930 699 23.1%
1940 694 −0.7%
1950 738 6.3%
1960 991 34.3%
1970 1,100 11.0%
1980 1,203 9.4%
1990 1,133 −5.8%
2000 1,382 22.0%
2010 1,602 15.9%
2020 1,789 11.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,602 people, 608 households, and 429 families living in the town. The population density was 434.1 inhabitants per square mile (167.6/km2). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 199.7 per square mile (77.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 87.9% White, 2.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 4.7% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There were 608 households, of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the town was 36.4 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

Education

Bristol is served by Elkhart Community Schools.

Notable Buildings

  • The Bristol Opera House, once known as the Moiser Opera House, was built in 1896. The Elkhart Civic Theatre currently presents plays there.
  • The Elkhart County Historical Museum, founded in 1968 as a partnership between Elkhart's Historical Society and County Parks Department, occupies the former Bristol-Washington Township School (AKA Bristol High School). It is home to 30,000 artifacts and receives around 10,000 visits each year.

See also

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