Bristol is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The town was founded June 26, 1762. The population was 3,788 at the 2000 census. Main Street is home to most of the businesses of the town. The town is also home to the Lord's Prayer Rock.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.2 square miles (109.2 km2), of which, 41.8 square miles (108.2 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (0.95%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,788 people, 1,460 households, and 1,013 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.7 people per square mile (35.0/km2). There were 1,546 housing units at an average density of 37.0 per square mile (14.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.24% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.