Bridgeport is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 148,333 people and 38 constituent neighborhoods, Bridgeport is the largest community in Connecticut.
Bridgeport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
A lot of people in Bridgeport take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Bridgeport, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The education level of Bridgeport citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.10% of adults 25 and older in Bridgeport have a college degree.
The per capita income in Bridgeport in 2018 was $25,830, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,320 for a family of four. However, Bridgeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bridgeport is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bridgeport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Bridgeport, accounting for 41.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bridgeport residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bridgeport include Jamaican, Italian, Irish, Haitian, and Brazilian.
In addition, Bridgeport has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.47%).
The most common language spoken in Bridgeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.