Bristol County is located in southeast Massachusetts. The County Seat is Taunton and the largest city is New Bedford. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.countyofbristol.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 554,194 and the 2010 census population was 548,285. The land area is 553.10 square miles and there are 991.3 persons per square mile.
90.8% of the population is White, 4.4% is Black or African American, 6.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 81.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 25.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $278,100, there are 210,037 households, an average of 2.54 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,837, the median household income is $55,298, and 12.4% of the persons in Bristol County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 40,792. Retail sales (in $1000) were $8,647,669, and sales per capita were $15,882. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.7%.
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