Bridgeport, Connecticut 

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Population

147,586

+3.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$41,204

Median Home Price

$173,200

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Best Places to Live in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Bridgeport, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Bridgeport, CT Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Diverse economy
Close to New York City
Good climate for region
Cons
Some blighted areas
Cost of living
Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Connecticut
County: Fairfield County
Metro Area: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Bridgeport
Zip Codes: 06606 06604 06605 06610 06608 06607
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bridgeport is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bridgeport jobs have decreased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bridgeport's cost of living is 6.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bridgeport's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Fairfield county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bridgeport's population is 147,586 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bridgeport is Real Estate: $173,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.2%.

SCHOOLS
Bridgeport public schools spend $19,114 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Bridgeport. More Education



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Housing Market in Bridgeport

It's a good time to buy in Bridgeport. Home Appreciation is up 4.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Bridgeport is $173,200.

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Reviews for Bridgeport   17 Reviews
Bridgeport - 8/14/2014
Bridgeport Connecticut is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live. I currently attend Central Magnet high school as well as the Bridgeport Aquaculture school and... Read More

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in retrospect - 8/9/2012
I left Bridgeport in 1996, after bankruptcy changed it. I left looking for a better place to live. Funny thing is I haven't found it. I grew up in Bridgeport. What I... Read More

life in bridgeport - 7/22/2010
Bridgeport is the best place ever ive been livin here all my life i love it it aint as bad as people say it it they dont know wat they talkin... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT
06606 06604 06605 06610 06608 06607

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