Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

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Population

943,823

0.642% decline

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$91,079

0.13% decline

Poverty Rate

8.76%


Number of Employees

480,867

0.233% growth

Median Property Value

$435,000

2.14% growth

About

In 2018, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT had a population of 944k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $91,079. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT declined from 949,921 to 943,823, a -0.642% decrease and its median household income declined from $91,198 to $91,079, a -0.13% decrease.

The population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is 61.1% White Alone, 20.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.6% Black or African American Alone. 29.1% of the people in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT speak a non-English language, and 89% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are Sacred Heart University (2,474 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Bridgeport (1,821 degrees), and Fairfield University (1,526 degrees).

The median property value in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is $435,000, and the homeownership rate is 65.7%. Most people in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is 2 cars per household.

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT borders New Haven-Milford, CT, New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, and Torrington, CT.

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Economy

The economy of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT employs 481k people. The largest industries in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (63,722 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,101 people), and Retail Trade (47,217 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($152,905), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($121,883), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($105,149).

Median household income in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is $91,079. Males in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,608. The income inequality in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.505, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$91,079

2018 value

± $2,690

-0.13%

1 Year Growth

± 3.92%

Households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have a median annual income of $91,079, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $91,198 in 2017, which represents a -0.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$91,981

Average Male Salary

± $3,190

$65,608

Average Female Salary

± $1,917

In 2018, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $184,931 ± $262,796

  2. Asian

    $86,800 ± $8,796

  3. White

    $71,973 ± $1,999

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 2.13 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is from Connecticut.

0.505

2018 Wage GINI

0.498

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.505 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.31% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was Tolland County, CT with a value of $91,646, followed by Fairfield County, CT and Middlesex County, CT, with respective values of $91,079 and $89,131.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (81.4k out of 929k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    43,071 ± 1,509

  2. Hispanic

    32,147 ± 1,357

  3. Black

    17,305 ± 983

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

481k

2018 Value

± 11,222

0.233%

1 Year growth

± 3.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT grew at a rate of 0.233%, from 480k employees to 481k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, are Management Occupations (61,997 people), Sales & Related Occupations (56,634 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (61,997 people), Sales & Related Occupations (56,634 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,842 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.55 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.53 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($196,429), Management Occupations ($102,404), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($100,335).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

481k

2018 Value

± 11,222

0.233%

1 Year growth

± 3.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT grew at a rate of 0.233%, from 480k employees to 481k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (63,722 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,101 people), and Retail Trade (47,217 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, though some of these residents may live in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (63,722 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,101 people), and Retail Trade (47,217 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.88 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.72 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($152,905), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($121,883), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($105,149).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35.4B

  2. $22.7B

  3. $17.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.4B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.7B) and Machinery ($17.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$218B

2020 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $218B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.2B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $27.2B, followed by Massachusetts with $22.4B and New Jersey and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.8% of the population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.452% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,180 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.16%

Uninsured

51.9%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

0.452%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT grew by 17.9% from 7.77% to 9.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is home to a population of 944k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.7% of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT residents were born outside of the country (206k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is composed of 577k White Alone residents (61.1%), 190k Hispanic or Latino residents (20.2%), 100k Black or African American Alone residents (10.6%), 51.8k Asian Alone residents (5.49%), 17.8k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 5.24k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.556%), 1.31k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.139%), and 244 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0259%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are Spanish (144,732 speakers), Portuguese (18,481 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (10,780 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

206k people

21.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

199k people

As of 2017, 21.7% of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT residents (206k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was 21.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    46,216 ± 5,244 people

  2. Jamaica

    38,837 ± 4,812 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    27,403 ± 4,049 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 46,216 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 38,837 and Dominican Republic with 27,403.

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Citizenship

89%

2018 Citizenship

87.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 89% of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was 87.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    577k ± 1.59k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    190k ± 10.8k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    100k ± 2.33k

In 2018, there were 3.03 times more White Alone residents (577k people) in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 190k Hispanic or Latino and 100k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    144,732 speakers (16.2%)

  2. Portuguese

    18,481 speakers (2.07%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    10,780 speakers (1.21%)

29.1% of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was Spanish. 16.2% of the overall population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are native Spanish speakers. 2.07% speak Portuguese and 1.21% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,840 ± 1,601

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,216 ± 960

  3. Korea

    3,203 ± 778

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT awarded 11,266 degrees. The student population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is skewed towards women, with 16,822 male students and 24,587 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are White (5,745 and 57.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,742 and 17.3%), Black or African American (1,373 and 13.6%), and Unknown (649 and 6.45%).

The largest universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT by number of degrees awarded are Sacred Heart University (2,474 and 22%), University of Bridgeport (1,821 and 16.2%), and Fairfield University (1,526 and 13.5%).

The most popular majors in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are Registered Nursing (766 and 6.8%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (523 and 4.64%), and General Business Administration & Management (478 and 4.24%).

The median tuition costs in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are $34,860 for private four year colleges, and $8,711 and $25,474 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 417 degrees awarded

  2. 371 degrees awarded

  3. 283 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was Registered Nursing with 417 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,474 degrees awarded

  2. 1,821 degrees awarded

  3. 1,526 degrees awarded

$8,711

Median In-State Public

$34,860

Median Private

In 2017, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sacred Heart University with 2,474 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,000

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,266

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,000 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, which is 0.798 times less than the 6,266 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,745 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,742 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,373 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT were to White students. These 5,745 degrees mean that there were 3.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,742 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was $435,000 in 2018, which is 1.89 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $425,900 to $435,000, a 2.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$435,000

2018 Median

± $8,000

$425,900

2017 Median

± $10,235

In 2018, the median property value in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT grew to to $435,000 from the previous year's value of $425,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$91,079

Median Household Income

± $2,690

346k

Number of Households

± 9,170

In 2018, the median household income of the 346k households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT declined from $91,079 from the previous year's value of $91,198.

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.7%

2018 Homeownership

66.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65.7% of the housing units in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.95% of the workforce in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Public Transit

    9.48%

  3. Carpooled

    8.98%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was Drove Alone (71.6%), followed by those who Public Transit (9.48%) and those who Carpooled (8.98%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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