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The economy of Bridgeport, CT employs 67,459 people. The economy of Bridgeport, CT is specialized in Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.56; 1.32; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bridgeport, CT are Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,413), Retail trade (8,961), and Manufacturing (6,313), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,536), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,202), and Finance & Insurance ($45,917).

Median household income in Bridgeport, CT is $43,137. Males in Bridgeport, CT have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,385. The income inequality of Bridgeport, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bridgeport, CT. In Fairfield County, CT the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,184. Hartford County, CT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Connecticut.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Bridgeport, CT is from the county of Fairfield County, CT.

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Bridgeport, CT is home to a population of 147,022 people, from which 81.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bridgeport, CT is composed of 57,688 Hispanic residents (39.2%), 48,518 Black residents (33%), 31,942 White residents (21.7%), 4,561 Asian residents (3.1%), and 2,876 Two+ residents (1.96%). The most common foreign languages in Bridgeport, CT are Spanish (44,557 speakers), Portuguese (4,688 speakers), and French Creole (4,196 speakers), but compared to other places, Bridgeport, CT has a relative high number of Portuguese (4,688 speakers), French Creole (4,196 speakers), and Hungarian (226 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bridgeport, CT awarded 2,671 degrees. The student population of Bridgeport, CT is skewed towards females, with 1,195 male students and 1,476 female students. Most students in Bridgeport, CT are White (1,039 and 38.9%), followed by Black or African American (560 and 21%), Hispanic or Latino (517 and 19.4%), and Asian (68 and 2.55%). The largest universities in Bridgeport, CT by number of graduates are University of Bridgeport (1,316 and 49.3%), Housatonic Community College (605 and 22.7%), and New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport (482 and 18%). The most popular majors in Bridgeport, CT are General Studies (155 and 5.8%), Registered Nursing (98 and 3.67%), and General Business (78 and 2.92%). The median tuition costs in Bridgeport, CT are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,550 and $29,550 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bridgeport, CT is $168,200, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $169,100 to $168,200, a 0.53% increase. The homeownership rate of Bridgeport, CT is 41%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bridgeport, CT have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bridgeport, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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