Bristol is a town in Ontario County, New York, in the United States. The population was 2,315 at the 2010 census. Bristol was named after Bristol County, Massachusetts, by settlers from New England. The town of Bristol is in the western half of the county, southwest of the city of Canandaigua.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km), of which, 36.7 square miles (95 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) of it (0.05%) is water.
U.S. Route 20A (US 20A) passes across the town. New York State Route 64 (NY 64) is a north–south highway in the southeast part of the town.
Mud Creek is an important stream in the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,421 people, 895 households, and 690 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.9 people per square mile (25.4/km²). There were 989 housing units at an average density of 26.9 per square mile (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.33% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.
There were 895 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $53,250, and the median income for a family was $60,172. Males had a median income of $38,182 versus $27,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,060. About 4.6% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.