Living in Bridgeport, CT

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Bridgeport SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
5

Bridgeport, CT Crime Report

3,778
Total Crimes
2,573.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
0.19%
Above National Average

Bridgeport, CT Cost Of Living

115
Bridgeport's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Bridgeport, Connecticut Info Snack

Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 during the 2010 Census, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, Bridgeport is also part of the New York metropolitan area.
Population
146,417
Unemployment
13.4%
Poverty
21.4%
Median Home
$173,100
Median Income
$45,441
Median Rent
$1,157

Bridgeport, CT Photos

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Rankings for Bridgeport in Connecticut

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Map Of Bridgeport, CT

Population over time in Bridgeport

Year Population % Change
2017 146,417 -0.8%
2016 147,586 0.4%
2015 147,022 -0.2%
2014 147,340 0.4%
2013 146,680 0.8%
2012 145,587 0.8%
2011 144,446 0.7%
2010 143,412 0.6%
2009 142,576 -
Crime/100k Bridgeport CT USA
Violent Crime 643.6 207.4 368.9
Murder 7.5 2.3 5.0
Robbery 221.4 61.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 358.3 120.2 246.8
Property Crime 1929.6 1681.0 2199.5
Burglary 400.5 222.5 376.0
Larceny 1121.8 1251.8 1594.6
Car Theft 407.3 206.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bridgeport

White
20.3% (29,730)
African American
32.9% (48,114)
American Indian
0.2% (279)
Asian
3.4% (5,025)
Hawaiian
0.0% (27)
Other
0.9% (1,357)
Two Or More
2.3% (3,351)
Hispanic
40.0% (58,534)
Race Bridgeport CT USA
White 20.3% 67.5% 61.1%
African American 32.9% 9.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 3.4% 4.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.9% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 40.0% 15.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Bridgeport, Connecticut

Less than $10,000
11.3% (1,660,939)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.6% (959,081)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.5% (1,676,581)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.4% (1,526,245)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.0% (2,049,959)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.2% (2,364,825)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.6% (1,695,699)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.3% (1,653,118)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (597,579)
$200,000 or more
3.1% (457,670)
Income Bridgeport CT USA
Less than $10,000 11.3% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 3.6% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.5% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.4% 7.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.0% 10.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.2% 15.5% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.6% 12.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.3% 17.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 9.0% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.1% 11.9% 7.0%

Gender in Bridgeport

Female
51.2% (75,020)
Male
48.8% (71,397)
Gender Bridgeport CT USA
Female 51.2% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bridgeport for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
12.0% (17,570)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (16,105)
High School / GED
33.0% (48,317)
Some College
19.0% (27,819)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (8,785)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (17,570)
Master's Degree
5.0% (7,320)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,464)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,464)
Education Bridgeport CT USA
< 9th Grade 12.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 17.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

6 Reviews & Comments About Bridgeport

Overall User Rating
3.3
/5

Viva La Rosa

I'm from Bridgeport and it's s**t city. Nothing but potholes and foreclosed f****d up ugly houses. That's if you're on the East side of the city. The west side is a lot better it's not that s****y, though it needs to be fixed up a bit. I hate Bridgeport and I don't understand why my family still lives there. However, Standford is nice and Fairfield - Blackrock area. Westport is great and Trumbull is okay too. If you know somebody and want to hang out expect house parties. Lot and lots of house parties.


T. Milly

Still doesn't explain why Bridgeport has the highest property taxes in the state. I have a love/hate relationship with my state. I live in a nice area that's filled with crappy, plastic people.


Kashhh. Kayyy

I lived in Bridgeport for so many years and both my parents had good jobs and we lived in a good a*s house and we had the biggest front and backyard on the whole block


HomeSnacks User

High crime, high taxes. Full of a*****le dems and crackheads.

Don't walk the streets after dark.


HomeSnacks User

Bridgeport is a country club compared to New York city! I was afforded the opportunity to buy a home in Lake Forest Bridgeport CT. My children won a lottery and went to Westport Schools because I lived in Bridgeport. Both of my children and I went to Housatonic Community college in But and went to University of Bridgeport. I have many friends who are police officers, teacher, public works employees in Bridgeport.

Lake Forest is a hidden Gem in this City. North end is a very nice area in Bridgeport, all areas of Bridgeport are being revitalized. Bridgeport Hospital, St Vncents Hospital ae wonderful and they are in my City. Seaside a beautiful beach and Park!

This is a city full of culture and arts!We have areas in need of more work than others this is true but we are a far cry from being one the 10 worst places to live in. Where do you live- must be heaven!


HomeSnacks User

I'm from Bridgeport and yes our taxes are high but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Bridgeport is improving for the better no matter what you think.

Where else in Connecticut can you enjoy the zoo, the beach, multiple parks, free outdoor music every week in the summer,out door movie nights, arts festivals, vibes, the theater, catch the ferry and so much more!!!! I am tired of everyone talking about Bridgeport, there are worst places to live.

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