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Bridgeport is a township in Lawrence County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Bridgeport. For links to other places called Bridgeport, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bridgeport is 38.701N. The longitude is -87.78W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 456 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,655.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bridgeport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lawrence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62417 ZIP code.
16% of Bridgeport residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bridgeport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bridgeport was $13,810, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Bridgeport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bridgeport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $602.
Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bridgeport political report.
The average commute time for Bridgeport workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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