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Bridgeport is a town in West Virginia with a population of 8,382. Bridgeport is in Harrison County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Bridgeport offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bridgeport and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bridgeport are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Bridgeport Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    68.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,204.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Bridgeport

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,359
National
$55,322
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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.