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 87.03% 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 (13.56%), healthcare (13.45%), and management occupations (11.32%).
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.
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 18.54 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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. 50.75% 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 $42,501, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,004 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 Chinese.