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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Bridgeport is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 33,696. Bridgeport is in Cook County. Living in Bridgeport offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bridgeport there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bridgeport and residents tend to be liberal.
About Bridgeport...
Population
33,696

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,630
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$931
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    350.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    200.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    324.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,128.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    165
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,947
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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I've lived in Bridgeport for about 13 years. When I arrived in America at age 4, I was terrified because I knew absolutely nothing about the lifestyle, culture, etc. I was most intimidated by learning English because it is so different from Cantonese. Bridgeport provided a phenomenal environment for my childhood. Not only did I attend a well rounded school, the diverse community shaped my judgement and character as I grew up. Additionally, i became so independent because my parents would work 24/7 and I would have to walk everywhere by myself. The safety was immaculate. Unfortunately, safety has decreased over the past few years due to increase of crimes. Despite that, I know my Bridgeport well and I know the neighborhood will continue to come together, bond, support each other, and implement change.
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Bridgeport is nothing special or different compared to most of the neighborhoods in the U.S. but it is a great place to live and go to school. The public schools really prepare you for High School in terms of education and there are many great tutoring programs around the area. Though the community is friendly I wish there was more diversity. There are many means of transportation as many buses and the CTA Red-line pass through the area. Bridgeport has a good variety of shops and restaurants but as most of the residents are workers, not many places are hiring so there are very little jobs. The commute from the neighborhood to downtown is about twenty minutes and is a great location outside of the downtown area,
I moved to Bridgeport two years ago from South Loop and love it here. Home prices are affordable, yet the inventory of updated single family homes is small. The neigborhood is safe and my kids love the corner stores, ice cream shops and small parks everywhere. Bridgeport is super pet friendly too. My kids go to private school at South Loop so I dunno about schools here. I would love to see more restaurants and bars popping up on Morgan!!!