Bridgeport, WV
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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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bridgeport a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bridgeport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bridgeport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.22 minutes getting to work every day.

Bridgeport is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Bridgeport, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 89.12% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

Being a small city, Bridgeport does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

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.



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