Bristol, Texas

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Bristol, Texas
Bristol is located in Texas
Bristol
Bristol
Coordinates: 32°27′18″N 96°34′02″W / 32.45500°N 96.56722°W / 32.45500; -96.56722Coordinates: 32°27′18″N 96°34′02″W / 32.45500°N 96.56722°W / 32.45500; -96.56722
Country United States
State Texas
CountyEllis
Area
 • Total5.88 sq mi (15.2 km2)
 • Land5.78 sq mi (15.0 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
486 ft (148 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total668
 • Density110/sq mi (44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP code
75119
Area code(s)972
GNIS feature ID2586912[2]

Bristol is a census-designated place in Ellis County, Texas, United States. The population was 668 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bristol is located along Farm to Market Road 660 in northeastern Ellis County, approximately six miles northeast of Palmer and eighteen miles northeast of Waxahachie.[4] It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.88 square miles (15.2 km2), of which 5.78 square miles (15.0 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[5]

History[edit]

Settlement of the area dates back to the 1840s. The community was first called Brockville and a post office operated under that name from 1854 to 1869. Later, the community was unofficially known as Heelstring.[4]

Years later, Captain Steven Mills came to the area and opened a store. Having done business in Bristol, England, he named the store Bristol and the community eventually adopted the name.[6] By 1890, Bristol had grown into a farming community of approximately 200 residents. The population peaked at around 300 in the early 1930s and declined thereafter. The community continues to serve as a supply and service center for area farmers.[6]

In 2010, Bristol was defined as a census-designated place (CDP) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The boundaries include the original community of Bristol and surrounding areas.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census[7] there were 668 people, 239 households, and 188 families residing in the CDP. The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White (81.4% Non-Hispanic White), 0.4% Native American, 2.8% African American, 0.1% Asian, 4.8% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.8% of the population.

Education[edit]

The Ennis Independent School District, Ferris Independent School District, and Palmer Independent School District each serve portions of the Bristol area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-01-24 at WebCite
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bristol, Texas
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bristol CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Bristol, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bristol CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Bristol". Ellis County TXGenWeb. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  7. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2016.