Bridgeport, Connecticut Census Data & Community Profile

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Bridgeport GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Bridgeport, CT
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Bridgeport, CT was 139,529.

Bridgeport Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Bridgeport was 66,554, which represents 47.7 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Bridgeport, CT
There are an estimated 21,011 married men in the town. 42.6 percent of men over 15 years old in Bridgeport are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Bridgeport is 72,975 which is 52.3 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Bridgeport, Connecticut
There are an estimated 20,620 married women in the community. 36.4 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Bridgeport, CT
The median age of people living in Bridgeport, CT was 31.4 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Bridgeport was 11,397. There were 99,857 people above the age of 18, which represents 71.6 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 11.5 percent of the population (16,012) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Bridgeport, CT
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Bridgeport, CT was 131,754.

White Population in Bridgeport, CT
The estimated White population in the Bridgeport community is 62,822, which is 45 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Bridgeport, Connecticut
The estimated Black/African American population is 42,925, which is 30.8 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Bridgeport, CT
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Bridgeport, CT was 664.

Asian Population in Bridgeport, Connecticut
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 4,536.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Bridgeport, CT
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Bridgeport was an estimated 148.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 20,659, while those of “two or more races” was 7,775 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Bridgeport community was 44,478, or 31.9 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Bridgeport, CT
The household population number in Bridgeport was 135,933.

Group Quarters Population in Bridgeport, CT
Group Quarters population in the community was 3,596.

Average Household Size in Bridgeport, CT
The average household size in Bridgeport is 2.7 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.34 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Bridgeport, CT
At the time of the last census survey, there were 54,367 total housing units in Bridgeport.

The number of occupied housing units was 50,307, or 92.5 of the total units in town. Of these, 21,755 were owner-occupied (43.2), and 28,552 were renter-occupied (56.8, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 4,060 vacant homes in Bridgeport at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Bridgeport, Connecticut
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 12,883, with a median value in dollars of 117,500.

Monthly Owner Costs in Bridgeport, CT
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,266 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Bridgeport, average costs per month were $510 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 54,875 people in the community had a high school degree, or 65 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Bridgeport, Connecticut
10,332 people in Bridgeport also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 12.2 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Bridgeport, CT
The number of Civilian Veterans in Bridgeport was 8,147, or 8.1 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Bridgeport, CT
In 2000, there were 32,377 people in Bridgeport, CT listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Bridgeport, CT
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 55,859 people in Bridgeport who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 43.5 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Bridgeport, Connecticut
There were 63,611 in the labor force in Bridgeport at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 61.2 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Bridgeport was 25 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Bridgeport, CT
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $34,658. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Bridgeport, CT
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $39,571. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Per capita income in Bridgeport in the last full census was 16,306. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Bridgeport numbered 5,341, or 16.2 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Bridgeport, CT
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 24,920, or 18.4 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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