South Bristol is a town in Ontario County, New York, United States. The population was 1,590 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from its separation from the Town of Bristol.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.0 square miles (109 km), of which, 39.1 square miles (101 km) of it is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km) of it (7.13%) is water.
The east town line, marked by Canandaigua Lake, is the border of Yates County.
North-south highways, NY 21 and NY 64 intersect in Bristol Springs.
Mud Creek and Mill Creek form deep north-south valleys in the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,645 people, 670 households, and 469 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.1 people per square mile (16.3/km²). There were 1,145 housing units at an average density of 29.3 per square mile (11.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.05% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.
There were 670 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,313, and the median income for a family was $56,346. Males had a median income of $40,909 versus $29,853 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,590. About 4.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.