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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Bridgeport is a town in Illinois with a population of 1,715. Bridgeport is in Lawrence County. Living in Bridgeport offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bridgeport and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$62,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$543
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Bridgeport

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,295
National
$55,322
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Bridgeport Reviews

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My experince is ok. Bridgeport is a pretty small town and has your average everyday people within the city. News does travel really fsat.
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The best Fair around! Our fair week is a blast! Demolition derbies, mud bogs, motocross, horse competitions, and much more!
Bridgeport is a small town. When passing people on the road you always get a friendly smile or wave of the hand.