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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$960
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Bridgeport Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    107
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    274
    500
  • Theft
    2,273
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,462
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Bridgeport Reviews

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I moved to Bridgeport approximately ten years ago. We picked to live in Bridgeport because the academics for our children are top notch and so are the sports programs. Bridgeport may be a pricey location when purchasing a home, but the location is wonderful. It is close to the interstate, hospital, churches, mall, etc. On top of all of that, Bridgeport is a great place to raise a family. It is a very family oriented place!
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Bridgeport, WV is a local suburb community that has excellent schools, business opportunities as well as the best public schools in WV. Their ratings for elementary, middle and high school is 10+ in many different rating scores. Besides the school, the city is very active and have numerous volunteering and contributing activities for local community. The Bridgeport PD is excellent in their response, service and community involvement. They also have a volunteer in police service program to encourage citizens to be a part of the law enforcement community and encourage connections as well as communications with the general public. Besides that, the UHC hospital that used to be in Clarksburg is now in Bridgeport WV and that makes the local medical needs more accessible for the people. The city itself has a website and the calendar presents various activities happening within the local community. A great city to live and raise a family in.
Bridgeport has much to be desired. We lack any culture at all. It is very transient. People come and go quickly from this place.There is nothing to do here. Finding a good job is difficult. There is limited shopping. Walmart and fast food dominates. Everyone centers their life around church. Seems everyone is religious. Christian, Baptist and lots of Catholic's. We have a huge drug problem. Crack and heroine OD's weekly. There is a lack of healthcare providers in all fields. Especially mental health. It takes month's to get into see a Dr. Most of them don' help much either. Unhealthy people who smoke and drink. Home prices and taxes are extremely high for the area. Weather is hot and humid in the summer. Freezing cold with snow or rain for winter. We have more rain and cloudy days than sunny ones. Schools might be the best in the area, but they are not very good compared with the rest of the US. Sports are a big thing here, high school and colleges.