Bridgeport is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 8,842 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 90.50% 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 healthcare (14.30%), office and administrative support (11.73%), and sales jobs (10.31%).
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.
One of the benefits of Bridgeport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.66 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bridgeport. 56.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bridgeport in 2018 was $42,809, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,236 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bridgeport include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Bridgeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.