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Bridgeport, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut with a population of 148,280 as of July 1, 2018. Bridgeport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgeport is located at latitude 41.1874 and longitude -73.1958 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bridgeport (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.06 sq. miles and a water area of 3.37 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Bridgeport (GNIS ID: 2378269) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bridgeport is located within Town of Bridgeport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bridgeport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgeport: Newfield, Park City, Stratfield.

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Bridgeport, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 148,280
Population in Households 143,349
Population in Familes 112,645
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,931
Population Density2 9,234
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $42,297
Average Household Income $60,011
Per Capita Income $21,800


Total Housing Units 58,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,942 (34.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,998 (54.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,375 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $212,861
Average Home Value $225,485


Total Households 51,940
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 32,807
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.3%
Households 0.16% 0.22%
Families 0.08% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Bridgeport, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgeport to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 138 4th
Per Capita Income # 140 2nd

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