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Population (year 2000): 139,529. Estimated population in July 2005: 139,008 (-0.4% change)
Males: 66,554 (47.7%), Females: 72,975 (52.3%)

Fairfield County

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $34,658 (year 2000)
Median house value: $117,500 (year 2000)

Bridgeport, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bridgeport:

  • Hispanic (31.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (30.9%)
  • Black (30.8%)
  • Other race (14.8%)
  • Two or more races (5.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (8.6%), West Indian (6.2%), Irish (5.1%), Portuguese (2.9%), Polish (2.8%), German (2.4%).Connecticut

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 16.0 square miles

Bridgeport,

For population 25 years and over in Bridgeport

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgeport city

  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

20.5% Foreign born (11.9% Latin America, 4.7% Europe, 2.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,077 (-1.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (31.2 miles Islip, pop. 322,612).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (59.9 miles realestate.nytimes.com )

Nearest cities: CT (0.0 miles Bridgeport, CT Stratford, (4.3 miles CT (4.8 miles Trumbull, CT (5.7 miles Fairfield, CT (8.3 miles Easton, CT Shelton, (9.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $45,300
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 1998: 79 buildings, average cost: $56,600
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 2001: 94 buildings, average cost: $42,400
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2003: 74 buildings, average cost: $70,700
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $82,100

Latitude: 41.19 N, Longitude: 73.20 W

Area code: 203

Bridgeport, Connecticut business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.7%), Manufacturing (16.8%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,854 (-6.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 19,089 (34.5%)

Crime in Bridgeport by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 30 19 16 12 15 14
    per 100,000 21.5 13.6 11.5 8.6 10.8 10.0
Rapes 66 85 69 65 49 59
    per 100,000 47.3 60.9 49.5 46.6 35.1 42.3
Robberies 725 589 608 555 439 541
    per 100,000 519.6 422.1 435.8 397.8 314.6 387.7
Assaults 999 1,291 1,217 1,063 862 805
    per 100,000 716.0 925.3 872.2 761.8 617.8 576.9
Burglaries 1,885 1,626 1,266 1,401 1,243 1,209
    per 100,000 1351.0 1165.3 907.3 1004.1 890.9 866.5
Thefts 2,705 3,122 2,876 3,920 3,954 4,109
    per 100,000 1938.7 2237.5 2061.2 2809.5 2833.8 2944.9
Auto thefts 1,875 2,168 2,110 1,535 1,204 920
    per 100,000 1343.8 1553.8 1512.2 1100.1 862.9 659.4
619.1 645.1 603.4 569.6 487.5 489.9

Average climate in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bridgeport,

Bridgeport-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Bridgeport city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Robert Mitchum - (1917-1997), actor, Edwin H. Land - (1909-1991), Polaroid polarizing filters and the Land Camera, John Ratzenberger - (born 1947), actor, Brian Dennehy - (born 1938), actor, Richard Belzer - (born 1944), actor, comedian, Roger MacBride Allen - author, Theodore Judah - (1826-1863), railroads, Charles Bentley - College basketball player (Fairfield Stags), Eugene Pettway - College basketball player (Sacred Heart Pioneers), Jason Holeyfield - College basketball player (Quinnipiac Bobcats).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bridgeport:
  • BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL (267 GRANT STREET)
  • SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT MENTAL HEALTH (1635 CENTRAL AVE)
  • ST VINCENT'S MEDICAL CENTER (2800 MAIN ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Bridgeport, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bridgeport:
  • IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 7 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; ID: BDR)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 23 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; ID: HVN)
  • DANBURY MUNI (about 23 miles; DANBURY, CT; ID: DXR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bridgeport:
  • WATERBURY-OXFORD (about 20 miles; OXFORD, CT; ID: OXC)
  • LONG ISLAND MAC ARTHUR (about 29 miles; ISLIP, NY; ID: ISP)
  • CANDLELIGHT (about 32 miles; NEW MILFORD, CT; ID: 6Y2)

Amtrak station:
BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 81 $325,830 $48,271 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10 $36,043 $43,251 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 2348 $10,857,686 $55,490 0 $0
Airports 15 $47,541 $38,032 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 730 $1,228,333 $20,191 850 $543,663
Local Libraries 85 $243,626 $34,394 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 75 $331,515 $53,042 111 $93,009
Welfare 10 $35,267 $42,320 3 $2,250
Health 164 $759,062 $55,541 1 $1,497
Solid Waste Management 31 $142,942 $55,332 0 $0
Sewerage 8 $39,826 $59,739 0 $0
Water Transport and Terminals 1 $4,987 $59,844 0 $0
Streets and Highways 67 $256,501 $45,940 0 $0
Fire - Other 14 $41,761 $35,795 0 $0
Firefighters 325 $1,468,022 $54,203 0 $0
Police - Other 170 $442,108 $31,207 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 438 $2,946,402 $80,723 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 28 $112,811 $48,347 0 $0
Other Government Administration 54 $211,657 $47,034 3 $3,968
Parks and Recreation 54 $163,040 $36,231 43 $32,407
Totals for Government 4708 $19,694,960 $50,199 1011 $676,794
Colleges/Universities in Bridgeport:
  • UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT (Full-time enrollment: 2,162; Location: 380 University Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bridgeport.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,882; Location: 900 LAFAYETTE BLVD; Public; Website: www.hcc.commnet.edu)
  • BUTLER BUSINESS SCHOOL INC (FT enrollment: 176; Location: 2710 NORTH AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ST VINCENT'S COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 141; Location: 2800 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stvincentscollege.edu)
  • BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 91; Location: 200 MILL HILL AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.saltmeadow.com/bhsn)
  • THE LEON INSTITUTE OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 39; Location: 111 WALL ST; Private, for-profit)
  • STAT TRAINING CENTER (Location: 881 LAFAYETTE BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • BULLARD-HAVENS REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCH (Location: 500 PALISADE AVE; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bridgeport:
  • SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; FT enrollment: 4,197)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN (about 17 miles; WEST HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 3,081)
  • NORWALK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; NORWALK, CT; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 8,808)
  • GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • YALE UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 11,011)
Public high schools in Bridgeport:
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,217; Location: 1 LINCOLN BLVD.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BASSICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,227; Location: 1181 FAIRFIELD AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BULLARD-HAVENS V-T SCHOOL (Students: 958; Location: 500 PALISADE AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • THE BRIDGE ACADEMY (Students: 175; Location: 510 BARNUM AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BRIDGEPORT COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 49; Location: 1106 NORTH AVE.; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Bridgeport:
  • KOLBE CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 33 CALHOUN PLACE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: PO BOX 6129; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bridgeport:
  • HARDING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,599; Location: 1734 CENTRAL AVE.; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • BLACKHAM SCHOOL (Students: 1,172; Location: 425 THORME ST.; Grades: PK - 08)
  • LUIS MUNOZ MARIN SCHOOL (Students: 1,012; Location: 479 HELEN ST.; Grades: PK - 08)
  • READ SCHOOL (Students: 990; Location: 130 EZRA ST.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • CURIALE SCHOOL (Students: 962; Location: 300 LAUREL AVE.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • ROOSEVELT SCHOOL (Students: 931; Location: 680 PARK AVE.; Grades: PK - 08)
  • COLUMBUS SCHOOL (Students: 833; Location: 275 GEORGE ST.; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WINTHROP SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 85 ECKART ST.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • DUNBAR SCHOOL (Students: 727; Location: 445 UNION AVE.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • MADISON SCHOOL (Students: 681; Location: 376 WAYNE ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Bridgeport:
  • ST AMBROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 461 MILL HILL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST RAPHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 324 FRANK STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 521 BREWSTER STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER'S SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 659 BEECHWOOD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 63 PEQUONNOCK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANDREW REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 395 ANTON ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • JEWISH CENTER FOR COMM SERV EA (Students: 184; Location: 4200 PARK AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 612 GRAND STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Bridgeport:
  • BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,082,429; Location: 925 BROAD ST.; 447,442 books; 8,788 audio materials; 16,670 video materials; 1,000 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bridgeport: Algonquin Club (A), Marina Village (B), Mather Dock (C), Berkshire Mills (D), Black Rock Yacht Club (E), Boston Industrial Park (F), Bridgeport Station (G), Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Ferry (H), Hill Side Home (I), Burr Creek Marina (J), East End Freight Yards (K), East End Yacht Club (L), Captains Cove Seaport (M), Connecticut Department of Children and Families Library (N), Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library (O), Challenger Learning Center (P), Jewish Community Center Library (Q), North Branch Bridgeport Public Library (R), Reeves Memorial Library (S), Court Marina (T).

Shopping Centers: Lafayette Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Baldwin Plaza Shopping Center (2), Bayview Shopping Center (3), Shoppers Plaza Shopping Center (4), Crossway Mall Shopping Center (5), Stratford Square Shopping Center (6), Grand Central Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Bridgeport include: Calvary Episcopal Church (A), Golden Hill United Methodist Church (B), Good Shepherd Christian Church (C), Saint Anns Church (D), Saint Augustine Cathedral (E), Gospel Missionary Baptist Church (F), Saint Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church (G), Saint George Catholic Church (H).

Cemeteries: Mount Grove Cemetery (1), Saint Augustine Cemetery (2), Lakeview Cemetery (3), Park Cemetery (4), Old Stratfield Cemetery (5).

Lakes and reservoirs: Stillman Pond (A), Success Lake (B), Island Brook Lagoon (C), Seeleys Pond (D), Chamberland Pond (E), Bruce Pond (F), Bunnells Pond (G), Lake Forest (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Johnsons Creek (A), White Rock Creek (B), Island Brook (C), Pequonnock River (D).

Parks in Bridgeport include: Longfellow Park (1), Lakeview Village Historic District (2), Shoreline Star Greyhound Park and Entertainment Complex (3), Went Field (4), McClevy Green (5), Eastside Park (6), Newfield Park (7), Johnson Oak Park (8), Golden Hill Historic District (9).

Beaches: Seaside Beach (A), Money Beach (B).

Post office: (A).  


Bridgeport compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgeport:
  • WDJZ (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: PEOPLE'S BROADCAST NETWORK, LLC)
  • WICC (600 AM; 1 kW; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCUM (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: RADIO CUMBRE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFIF (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MILFORD, CT)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADS (690 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ANSONIA, CT; Owner: RADIO AMOR, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgeport:
  • WEBE (107.9 FM; WESTPORT, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WRKI-FM2 (95.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • W285DE (104.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: DANBURY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNR-FM1 (88.1 FM; HUNTINGTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WMNR (88.1 FM; MONROE, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • W220CF (91.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WALK-FM (97.5 FM; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYBC-FM (94.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDAQ (98.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRKI (95.1 FM; BROOKFIELD, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Bridgeport:
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W65DZ (Channel 65; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WFTY (Channel 67; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WLNY (Channel 55; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W28AJ (Channel 28; ALLINGTOWN, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)

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