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Bristol, Connecticut
Official seal of Bristol, Connecticut
Seal
Nickname: Mum City
Coordinates: 41°40′52″N, 72°56′26″W
NECTA Hartford
Region Central Connecticut
Incorporated (town) 1785
Incorporated (city) 1911
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor William T. Stortz
Area
 - City 69.4 km²  (26.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 61,353
 - Density 894/km² (2,315.4/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06010
Website: http://www.ci.bristol.ct.us

Bristol is a city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Hartford. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 61,353.[1] Image File history File links Bristol-CT-Seal. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... EST is UTC-5 The North American Eastern Standard Time Zone (abbreviated EST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-5. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Daylight saving time around the world  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), also summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Bristol is the eleventh largest city in Connecticut and is primarily known as the home of ESPN, whose central studios are in the town. Bristol's nickname is Mum City because it was once a leader in chrysanthemum production. The city is also home to Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operated amusement park in North America, and to both the New England Carousel Museum and the American Clock and Watch Museum. The name of the local daily newspaper is the Bristol Press. It is also home to The Tattoo teen newspaper, one of the first online newspapers. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... ESPN (which formerly stood for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Species Chrysanthemum aphrodite Chrysanthemum arcticum Chrysanthemum argyrophyllum Chrysanthemum arisanense Chrysanthemum boreale Chrysanthemum chalchingolicum Chrysanthemum chanetii Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium Chrysanthemum coronarium Chrysanthemum crassum Chrysanthemum glabriusculum Chrysanthemum hypargyrum Chrysanthemum indicum Chrysanthemum japonense Chrysanthemum japonicum Chrysanthemum lavandulifolium Chrysanthemum mawii Chrysanthemum maximowiczii Chrysanthemum mongolicum Chrysanthemum morifolium Chrysanthemum morii Chrysanthemum okiense Chrysanthemum oreastrum Chrysanthemum ornatum Chrysanthemum... Lake Compounce is a theme park located in Bristol, Connecticut, United States and a part of the neighboring town of Southington, Connecticut. ... Founded in 1994, The Tattoo Teen Newspaper is the largest teen-written newspaper in the world. ...


Bristol hosts the Little League Northeast Regional playoffs every August at The A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Center.


Associated Spring[1], ESPN, Otis Elevator, CIGNA Insurance, and Bristol Hospital are among the largest private employers in Bristol. ESPN is the city's largest taxpayer. The Bristol Commons is a large and popular shopping plaza on Route 6. ESPN (which formerly stood for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Otis Elevator Company is the worlds largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, principally elevators and escalators. ... CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a Philadelphia-based insurance company, the oldest stock insurance company in the United States. ... The Bristol Commons and Annex is a large shopping plaza located on Farmington Avenue (Route 6) in Bristol, Connecticut. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 69.5 km² (26.8 mi²). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Notable people, past and present

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Trivia

Bristol was home to the Boston Red Sox Eastern League AA minor league franchise from 1973 to 1982 (team currently based in Portland, ME.) Jim Rice and Fred Lynn debuted in their professional baseball careers at Muzzy Field and countless major leaguers played at this depression-era built ballpark. James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953 in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player with the American Leagues Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... Frederic Michael Fred Lynn (born February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), California Angels (1981-84), Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and San Diego Padres (1990). ... Muzzy Field was a stadium in Bristol, Connecticut. ...


The pop duo, Milli Vanilli, were exposed for their lip syncing in a concert at Lake Compounce in late 1990. During their performance of their hit "Girl You Know It's True", the record skipped and their careers ended in shame. Milli Vanilli (milli is a word meaning national in Turkish, picked up by the artists while visiting Turkey on one of its national days) was a duo, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid-1980s. ... Lake Compounce is a theme park located in Bristol, Connecticut, United States and a part of the neighboring town of Southington, Connecticut. ...


Demographics

Historical population of
Bristol
[2][3]
1800 2,722
1810 1,428
1820 1,362
1830 1,707
1840 2,109
1850 2,884
1860 3,436
1870 3,788
1880 5,347
1890 7,382
1900 9,643
1910 13,502
1920 20,620
1930 28,451
1940 30,167
1950 35,961
1960 45,499
1970 55,487
1980 57,370
1990 60,640
2000 60,062
2002 60,541 (estimate)

As of the census of 2000, there are 60,062 people, 24,886 households, and 16,175 families residing in the city. The population density is 874.8/km² (2,265.8/mi²). There are 26,125 housing units at an average density of 380.5/km² (985.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.33% White, 2.68% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.40% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 5.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


There are 24,886 households out of which 29.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% are non-families. 28.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.94.


In the city the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $47,422, and the median income for a family is $58,259. Males have a median income of $40,483 versus $30,584 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,362. 6.6% of the population and 4.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[2]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
Democratic 12,480 381 12,861 38.64%
Republican 5,531 206 5,737 17.24%
Unaffiliated 13,954 729 14,683 44.11%
Minor Parties 4 0 4 0.01%
Total 31,969 1,316 33,285 100%

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References

  1. ^ a b Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on 2006 November 17.
  2. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006 October 2.

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External links

Wikisource has an original article from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica about:


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