Bridgeport is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 8,359 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bridgeport is the 17th largest community in West Virginia.
Bridgeport real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Bridgeport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Bridgeport is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bridgeport is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgeport who work in office and administrative support (15.55%), management occupations (12.14%), and sales jobs (11.41%).
Also of interest is that Bridgeport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Bridgeport is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bridgeport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Bridgeport is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Bridgeport is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.65% of adults in Bridgeport have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Bridgeport in 2010 was $40,097, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,388 for a family of four.
The people who call Bridgeport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bridgeport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bridgeport include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Bridgeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.