Bridgeport, CT

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2022 Population
148,470
0.0397% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
7.45% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.9%
1.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,440
7.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$227,200
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
72,144
1.96% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bridgeport, CT had a population of 148k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $54,440. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bridgeport, CT declined from 148,529 to 148,470, a −0.0397% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,597 to $54,440, a 7.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bridgeport, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (32.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.6%), Other (Hispanic) (16.4%), White (Hispanic) (10.8%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.68%).

None of the households in Bridgeport, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

82.7% of the residents in Bridgeport, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgeport, CT are University of Bridgeport (1,083 degrees awarded in 2022), Porter & Chester Institute (130174) (967 degrees), and New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport (668 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bridgeport, CT was $227,200, and the homeownership rate was 45.2%.

Most people in Bridgeport, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgeport, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bridgeport, CT is home to a population of 148k people, from which 82.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 31.4% of Bridgeport, CT residents were born outside of the country (46.6k people).

In 2022, there were 1.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.1k people) in Bridgeport, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82.7%
2022 Citizenship
83%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 82.7% of Bridgeport, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgeport, CT was 83%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bridgeport, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.1k ± 1.89k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    29.2k ± 1.04k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 1.81k
36.2%
Hispanic Population
53.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.1k people) in Bridgeport, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.2% of the people in Bridgeport, CT are hispanic (53.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Jamaica
    41,700 ± 4,984 people
  2. India
    40,990 ± 4,942 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    28,698 ± 4,143 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 41,700 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 40,990 and Dominican Republic with 28,698.

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Foreign-Born Population

31.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
46.6k people
31.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
46.7k people

As of 2022, 31.4% of Bridgeport, CT residents (46.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgeport, CT was 31.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,025 ± 306
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    464 ± 200
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    190 ± 138

Bridgeport, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bridgeport, CT employs 72.1k people. The largest industries in Bridgeport, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,625 people), Retail Trade (10,209 people), and Construction (6,234 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,731), Public Administration ($74,375), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,586).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,304. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

72.1k
2022 Value
± 2,688
1.96%
1 Year growth
± 4.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bridgeport, CT grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 70.8k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgeport, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,180 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,616 people), and Management Occupations (5,251 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgeport, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.1k
2022 Value
± 2,688
1.96%
1 Year growth
± 4.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bridgeport, CT grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 70.8k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgeport, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,625 people), Retail Trade (10,209 people), and Construction (6,234 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgeport, CT, though some of these residents may live in Bridgeport, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,188
Median earning men ± $1,990
$32,661
Median earning women ± $2,258

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($89,650), Wholesale Trade ($53,631), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,868).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($128,333), Public Administration ($68,985), and Wholesale Trade ($53,828).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bridgeport, CT awarded 3,177 degrees. The student population of Bridgeport, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,664 male students and 5,656 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgeport, CT are White (1,082 and 35.3%), followed by Black or African American (888 and 29%), Hispanic or Latino (857 and 27.9%), and Asian (99 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Bridgeport, CT by number of degrees awarded are University of Bridgeport (1,083 and 34.1%), Porter & Chester Institute (130174) (967 and 30.4%), and New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport (668 and 21%).

The most popular majors in Bridgeport, CT are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (668 and 21%), Electrician (223 and 7.02%), and Medical Assistant (182 and 5.73%).

The median tuition cost in Bridgeport, CT for private four year colleges is $32,860.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Bridgeport, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,320 (45.2% men and 54.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,320 students enrolled in Bridgeport, CT, 45.2% men and 54.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,863 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 169 degrees awarded
  2. 144 degrees awarded
  3. 223 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bridgeport, CT was Medical Assistant with 169 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,083 degrees awarded
  2. 967 degrees awarded
  3. 668 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Bridgeport with 1,083 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,610 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgeport, CT, which is 1.03 times more than the 1,567 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,082 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 888 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($32,860) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bridgeport, CT was $227,200 in 2022, which is 0.806 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $194,100 to $227,200, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgeport, CT is 45.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bridgeport, CT have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bridgeport, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$227,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,749
$25,118
Median Property Taxes
±$1,397

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgeport, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

45.2%
Homeownership
2022
56.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.2% of the housing units in Bridgeport, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42.7%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Bridgeport, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,440
Median Household Income
± $2,217
55.6k
Number of Households
± 2,318

In 2022, the median household income of the 55.6k households in Bridgeport, CT grew to $54,440 from the previous year's value of $50,597.

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgeport, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (66.2%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Public Transit (7.3%)

In 2022, 66.2% of workers in Bridgeport, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.3%).

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgeport, CT have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.44% of the workforce in Bridgeport, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bridgeport, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgeport, CT (33.1k out of 145k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bridgeport, CT is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87% of the population of Bridgeport, CT has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 34.9% on Medicaid, 8.37% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see 1060 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 296 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfield County, CT

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,060 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1,074 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfield County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
33%
Employer Coverage
34.9%
Medicaid
8.37%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgeport, CT declined by 2.13% from 13.3% to 13%.

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