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Encyclopedia > Bristol County, Massachusetts
Bristol County, Massachusetts
[[Image:|100px|Seal of Bristol County, Massachusetts]]
Seal (Detail)
Map
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Bristol County
Location in the state of Massachusetts
Statistics
Formed 2 June 1685, from the Plymouth Colony
Seat Taunton
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,790 km² (691 mi²)
350 km² (135 mi²) 19.56%
Population
 - (2000)
 -
({{{census estimate yr}}})
 -
Density

534,678
371/km² 
Website: [http:// ]


Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of 2000, the population is 534,678. It is nicknamed "The Bayou", because of the many wetlands which dominate the rural landscape. Despite multiple seats being displayed on some maps, its only legal county seat is Taunton6. While often designated as such, Fall River and New Bedford are not county seats, legally or otherwise. They do, however, host several court buildings. The High Sheriff of Bristol County is currently Thomas M. Hodgson, a Republican from Fall River. Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, 1 609. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Seal of Fall River, MA Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: Official website: www. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of Fall River, MA Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,790 km² (691 mi²). 1,440 km² (556 mi²) of it is land and 350 km² (135 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 19.56% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, 1 609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 534,678 people, 205,411 households, and 140,706 families residing in the county. The population density is 371/km² (962/mi²). There are 216,918 housing units at an average density of 151/km² (390/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.98% White, 2.03% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.12% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 3.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 205,411 households out of which 33.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% are married couples living together, 13.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 26.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.08. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $43,496, and the median income for a family is $53,733. Males have a median income of $39,361 versus $27,516 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,978. 10.00% of the population and 7.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.00% of those under the age of 18 and 12.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and villages*

* Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Acushnet is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Acushnet Center is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Acushnet in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Berkley is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Dartmouth is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Bliss Corner is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Dartmouth in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Smith Mills is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Dartmouth in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Dighton is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,175. ... Seal of Easton, MA Easton is a terrible town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Fairhaven is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Fall River, MA Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Freetown is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Assonet is one of two villages within the town of Freetown, Massachusetts in Bristol County. ... East Freetown, Massachusetts is one of two villages within the town of Freetown, Massachusetts, USA, in Bristol County. ... Mansfield is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Mansfield Center is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Mansfield in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: Official website: www. ... North Attleborough is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... North Attleborough Center is a census-designated place and village located in the town of North Attleborough in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Norton is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Norton Center is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Norton in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Raynham is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Raynham Center is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Raynham in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Rehoboth is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Seekonk seal The Town of Seekonk is a suburban community in Bristol County on the Rhode Island border. ... North Seekonk is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Seekonk in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Somerset is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Swansea is a town located in Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts. ... Ocean Grove is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Swansea in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,012. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Westport is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... North Westport is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Westport in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ...


See also

Bristol Community College is a two-year community college in southeastern Massachusetts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Taunton River, historically also called the Taunton Great River, is a river in southern Massachusetts in the United States. ... // Introduction The Taunton River Watershed is made up of 562 miles of rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands in southeastern Massachusetts, USA. Its the second biggest watershed in the state. ...

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 Regions 

The Berkshires | Blackstone Valley | Cape Ann | Cape Cod and the Islands | Greater Boston | Merrimack Valley | MetroWest | North Shore | Pioneer Valley | Quabbin Valley | South Shore | Western Massachusetts State seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Reference http://www. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Berkshires (pronounced as berk-shurs) are a branch of the Appalachian Mountains, centered in Western Massachusetts (with portions located in the adjacent states of Vermont, New York, and Connecticut), often referred to as the Berkshire Hills, although Massachusetts residents frequently refer to them as the Berkshire Mountains. ... The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ... Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Merrimack River, formed by the confluence of the Pemigewasset River (left) and Winnipesaukee River (right) is shown on a map of the northeastern United States The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a 110-mile-long (177-kilometer-long) river in... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... The southern portion of the Pioneer Valley looking south down the Connecticut River. ... The Quabbin Valley is a region of Massachusetts. ... The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston along the shore of Massachusetts Bay toward Cape Cod. ... Western Massachusetts is a geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ...

 Counties 

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

 Cities 

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester List of cities in Massachusetts, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County6. ... Beverly is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ... Brockton is a city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Cambridge City Hall Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ... Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Easthampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Everett is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Fall River, MA Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Fitchburg, MA Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... The Town of Franklin is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Gardner is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... This article is about Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA; there are other places called Gloucester Seal of Gloucester, MA Gloucester is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA The Town of Greenfield, a city to be known as the Town of Greenfield is located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Haverhill, MA Haverhill is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Holyoke is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Connecticut River. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... Leominster is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 105,167. ... Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Malden is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Marlborough is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: Official website: www. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Northampton, Massachusetts Main Street Northampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,978. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Motto: Nickname: City of Homes Founded May 14, 1636 Incorporated County Hampden County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Seal of the city Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Seal of Southbridge, MA The Town of Southbridge is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Waltham is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Watertown, MA Browne House. ... The Town of West Springfield is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whip City Founded Incorporated May 19, 1669   County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ... Weymouth is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners Motto: Official website: www. ...

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Bristol County, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (524 words)
Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $43,496, and the median income for a family is $53,733.
List of Massachusetts county name etymologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (302 words)
Bristol County: Named for its county seat of Bristol, Massachusetts, which is named for the English port city of Bristol.
Plymouth County: Plymouth County is named for its seat of Plymouth, which is named for the English port city of Plymouth.
Worcester County: Worcester is named after its county seat of Worcester, which is named in honor of the English town of Worcester and the English Civil War Battle of Worcester in 1651, a Parliamentarian victory.
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