What is the current population of Bristol?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Bristol is 16,762. Bristol, Virginia is the 2,117th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Bristol?

The peak population of Bristol was in 1990, when its population was 18,426. In 1990, Bristol was the 1,485th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,117th largest city in the US. Bristol is currently 9.0% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Bristol shrinking?

Bristol has shrunk 3.1% since the year 2000. Bristol, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 88% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 16,762 2,117
2018 16,482 2,134
2017 16,790 2,085
2016 16,960 2,053
2015 17,141 2,032
2014 17,184 2,016
2013 17,341 1,998
2012 17,662 1,956
2011 17,753 1,940
2010 17,835 1,915
2009 17,690 1,877
2008 17,516 1,874
2007 17,429 1,867
2006 17,571 1,850
2005 17,425 1,844
2004 17,479 1,820
2003 17,433 1,804
2002 17,101 1,826
2001 17,356 1,783
2000 17,316 1,779
1990 18,426 1,485

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
2107 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 16,819 48.5%
2108 Tahlequah, Oklahoma 16,819 15.2%
2109 Wayne, Michigan 16,814 -11.8%
2110 Goodlettsville, Tennessee 16,798 21.9%
2111 Sunnyside, Washington 16,796 18.1%
2112 Pendleton, Oregon 16,789 0.3%
2113 Ham Lake, Minnesota 16,783 30.5%
2114 Danville, Kentucky 16,769 8.3%
2115 Mount Vernon, Ohio 16,769 6.5%
2116 Fairburn, Georgia 16,768 168.7%
2117 Bristol, Virginia 16,762 -3.1%
2118 Lake Wales, Florida 16,759 50.5%
2119 Aberdeen, Washington 16,756 2.0%
2120 Clayton, Missouri 16,747 5.1%
2121 New Port Richey, Florida 16,737 4.4%
2122 Truckee, California 16,735 19.4%
2123 CaƱon City, Colorado 16,725
2124 Cohoes, New York 16,687 7.0%
2125 Easton, Maryland 16,671 40.6%
2126 Highland Village, Texas 16,668 35.1%
2127 Auburndale, Florida 16,650 39.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1229 Petersburg 31,346 -6.6%
1316 Fredericksburg 29,036 49.9%
1358 Winchester 28,078 18.4%
1501 Salem 25,301 2.0%
1525 Staunton 24,932 4.5%
1549 Herndon 24,601 13.0%
1593 Fairfax 24,019 10.9%
1669 Waynesboro 22,630 15.4%
1674 Hopewell 22,529 1.0%
1680 Christiansburg 22,473 32.1%
1925 Culpeper 18,873 94.6%
1974 Radford 18,249 15.0%
2053 Manassas Park 17,478 69.0%
2063 Colonial Heights 17,370 2.7%
2117 Bristol 16,762 -3.1%
2143 Vienna 16,485 13.5%
2271 Front Royal 15,278 12.1%
2299 Williamsburg 14,954 24.6%
2333 Falls Church 14,617 40.6%
2618 Martinsville 12,554 -18.2%
2665 Poquoson 12,271 5.9%
3050 Purcellville 10,178 179.3%
3087 Warrenton 10,027 48.8%
3369 Pulaski 8,714 -7.9%
3447 Smithfield 8,475 33.5%

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