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Bridgeport is a city in Fairfield County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the first drawbridge over the river.
The latitude of Bridgeport is 41.166N. The longitude is -73.205W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 139,664.
The city has lost much of its old industrial base in recent decades. The site of a factory complex that once made valves and meters is now occupied by Harbor Yard Ballpark, which opened in 1998
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bridgeport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfield 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 06608 ZIP code.
3% of Bridgeport residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $16,306, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Bridgeport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Bridgeport include Black Rock Historic District, East Bridgeport Historic District, Remington City Historic District, Seaside Village Historic District, Stratfield Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bridgeport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,266.
Libraries in Bridgeport include Black Rock Branch Library, Bridgeport Public Library, Newfield Branch Library, North Branch Library, Old Mill Green Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bridgeport include Connecticut Post
TV stations in Bridgeport include WEDW, WSAH.
The average commute time for Bridgeport workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bridgeport between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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