Bridgeport is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,813 people and just one neighborhood, Bridgeport is the 501st largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bridgeport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bridgeport is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgeport who work in office and administrative support (11.88%), sales jobs (10.10%) and food service (6.73%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Bridgeport’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One of the benefits of Bridgeport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.26 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Bridgeport does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.