Bristol County, Massachusetts

county in Massachusetts, United States

Bristol County is a county in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2020 census, the population was 579,200.[1] The county seat is Taunton.[2]

Bristol County
The Old Bristol County Courthouse in Taunton
The Old Bristol County Courthouse in Taunton
Official seal of Bristol County
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Bristol County
Location within the U.S. state of Massachusetts
Map of the United States highlighting Massachusetts
Massachusetts's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°45′N 71°05′W / 41.75°N 71.09°W / 41.75; -71.09
Country United States
State Massachusetts
FoundedJune 2, 1685 (from Plymouth Colony)
Named forBristol, Rhode Island
Largest cityNew Bedford
 • Total691 sq mi (1,790 km2)
 • Land553 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Water138 sq mi (360 km2)  20%
 • Total579,200
 • Density1,047.2/sq mi (404.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts4th, 8th, 9th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Bristol County, Massachusetts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.

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