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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bridgeport spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.22 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Bridgeport doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Bridgeport are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.33% of adults in Bridgeport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.