Bristol is a city located in western Day County, South Dakota, United States. It lies in Section 25 of Bristol Township, on the main line of what is now the BNSF Railway alongside U.S. Route 12.
Bristol is located at 45°20′43″N 97°45′3″W / 45.34528°N 97.75083°W / 45.34528; -97.75083 (45.345237, -97.750783).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km), of which, 0.52 square miles (1.35 km) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km) is water.
Bristol has been assigned the ZIP code 57219, and the FIPS place code 07300.
As of the census of 2010, there were 341 people, 150 households, and 78 families residing in the city. The population density was 655.8 inhabitants per square mile (253.2/km). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 338.5 per square mile (130.7/km). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 150 households of which 18.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.0% were non-families. 42.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.65.
The median age in the city was 52.3 years. 15.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 36.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 377 people, 165 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 718.0 people per square mile (274.6/km). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 354.2 per square mile (135.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.
There were 165 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.1% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.71.
In the city, the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 18.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 39.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,031, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,006. About 8.7% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
Bristol South Dakota neighborhoods include: Alcester, Baltic, Black Hawk, Box Elder, Brandon, Buffalo Ridge, Camp Crook, Canton, Caputa, Central City, Chancellor, Colton, Creighton, Crooks, Custer, Deadwood, Dell Rapids, Elkton, Ellsworth Afb, Garretson, Hartford, Hermosa, Hill City, Howes, Humboldt, Keystone, Lead, Ludlow, Montrose, Nemo, New Underwood, North Sioux City, Owanka, Parker, Quinn, Rapid City, Renner, Rowena, Saint Onge, Scenic, Sherman, Silver City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis, Valley Springs, Wall, Wanblee, Wasta, Whitewood