Bristol County, Massachusetts

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Bristol County
Bristol County Courthouse in Taunton
Bristol County Courthouse in Taunton
Official seal of Bristol County
Seal
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; -71.09Coordinates: 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
SeatTaunton
Largest cityNew Bedford
Area
 • Total691 sq mi (1,790 km2)
 • Land553 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Water138 sq mi (360 km2)  20%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
564,022
 • Density1,015.3/sq mi (392.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts4th, 8th, 9th
Websitewww.countyofbristol.net

Bristol County is a county in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 548,285.[1] The county seat is Taunton.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.

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