Bridgeport is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 8,364 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 89.14% 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 (17.74%), management occupations (12.04%), and healthcare (11.02%).
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.
Because of many things, Bridgeport is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bridgeport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bridgeport perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the benefits of Bridgeport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.22 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.
Bridgeport is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Bridgeport isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 89.12% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small city, Bridgeport doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Bridgeport ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bridgeport, 45.33% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Bridgeport in 2010 was $40,157, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,628 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Bridgeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.