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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Bridgeport is a city in Connecticut with a population of 146,417. Bridgeport is in Fairfield County. Living in Bridgeport offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bridgeport there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Bridgeport and residents tend to be liberal.
About Bridgeport...
Population
146,417

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,157
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    358.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    221.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    400.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,121.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    407.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Bridgeport

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,441
National
$55,322
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Bridgeport has a lot of diversity through our streets. Our schools are bilingual and welcome those from cultures all around the world. You get a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures, religions, people and languages. In Bridgeport there are tight-knit communities that truly give back to the youth and city greatly, leading to many leadership and volunteering opportunities. I have had opportunities to experience leadership and know what it is like to give back to my community and make it better. I wasn't raised in Bridgeport but I am grateful for the lessons I've learned here. For example I've learned to communicate better with those around me. I'm grateful to have learned what it takes to become a leader in my community.
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Bridgeport is an interesting city! There are some parts of Bridgeport that are better living areas that others like any city. One positive thing about Bridgeport is that there is diversity and provides many restaurants of different cultures. One thing that I would like to change about Bridgeport is that sometimes the sidewalks are dirty and people litter a lot.
Well Bridgeport is a large city and people all around basically know each other. It’s a city that’s full of different people from many cultures and backgrounds, so theirs restaurants and businesses from all around the world. Children don’t have to worry about schools because there’s many throughout the city. Also theirs a lot of organizations That help the people in Bridgeport and the only thing is for you to just look for the help. Only negative side is that theirs crime and violence throughout the city from time to time. Overall I believe Bridgeport is not a bad city to live in.