Bridgeport, CT Population

By | June 10, 2019

Population: 139,529. Estimated population in July 2020: 139,008 (-0.4% change)
Males: 66,554 (47.7%), Females: 72,975 (52.3%)

The city of Bridgeport is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Connecticut, including top 10 cities by population and area of Connecticut.

Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $34,658
Median house value: $117,500

Races in Bridgeport:

  • Hispanic (31.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (30.9%)
  • Black (30.8%)
  • Other race (14.8%)
  • Two or more races (5.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (8.6%), West Indian (6.2%), Irish (5.1%), Portuguese (2.9%), Polish (2.8%), German (2.4%).

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 16.0 square miles

Map of Bridgeport, CT

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bridgeport

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgeport city

  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

20.5% Foreign born (11.9% Latin America, 4.7% Europe, 2.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,077 (-1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Bridgeport:

  • BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL (267 GRANT STREET)
  • SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT MENTAL HEALTH (1635 CENTRAL AVE)
  • ST VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER (2800 MAIN ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bridgeport:

  • IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 7 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Abbreviation: BDR)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 23 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Abbreviation: HVN)
  • DANBURY MUNI (about 23 miles; DANBURY, CT; Abbreviation: DXR)

Other public-use airports nearest to Bridgeport:

  • WATERBURY-OXFORD (about 20 miles; OXFORD, CT; Abbreviation: OXC)
  • LONG ISLAND MAC ARTHUR (about 29 miles; ISLIP, NY; Abbreviation: ISP)
  • CANDLELIGHT (about 32 miles; NEW MILFORD, CT; Abbreviation: 6Y2)
Amtrak station:
BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Bridgeport:

  • UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT (Full-time enrollment: 2,162; Location: 380 University Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bridgeport.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,882; Location: 900 LAFAYETTE BLVD; Public; Website: www.hcc.commnet.edu)
  • BUTLER BUSINESS SCHOOL INC (Full-time enrollment: 176; Location: 2710 NORTH AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ST VINCENT’S COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 141; Location: 2800 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stvincentscollege.edu)
  • BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 91; Location: 200 MILL HILL AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.saltmeadow.com/bhsn)
  • THE LEON INSTITUTE OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 111 WALL ST; Private, for-profit)
  • STAT TRAINING CENTER (Location: 881 LAFAYETTE BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • BULLARD-HAVENS REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCH (Location: 500 PALISADE AVE; Public)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bridgeport:

  • SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,197)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN (about 17 miles; WEST HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 3,081)
  • NORWALK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; NORWALK, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,772)
  • SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 8,808)
  • GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,100)
  • YALE UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 11,011)

Schools

Public high schools in Bridgeport:

  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,217; Location: 1 LINCOLN BLVD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BASSICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,227; Location: 1181 FAIRFIELD AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BULLARD-HAVENS V-T SCHOOL (Students: 958; Location: 500 PALISADE AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • THE BRIDGE ACADEMY (Students: 175; Location: 510 BARNUM AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BRIDGEPORT COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 49; Location: 1106 NORTH AVE.; Grades: 10 – 12)

Private high schools in Bridgeport:

  • KOLBE CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 33 CALHOUN PLACE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: PO BOX 6129; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bridgeport:

  • HARDING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,599; Location: 1734 CENTRAL AVE.; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • BLACKHAM SCHOOL (Students: 1,172; Location: 425 THORME ST.; Grades: PK – 08)
  • LUIS MUNOZ MARIN SCHOOL (Students: 1,012; Location: 479 HELEN ST.; Grades: PK – 08)
  • READ SCHOOL (Students: 990; Location: 130 EZRA ST.; Grades: KG – 08)
  • CURIALE SCHOOL (Students: 962; Location: 300 LAUREL AVE.; Grades: KG – 08)
  • ROOSEVELT SCHOOL (Students: 931; Location: 680 PARK AVE.; Grades: PK – 08)
  • COLUMBUS SCHOOL (Students: 833; Location: 275 GEORGE ST.; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WINTHROP SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 85 ECKART ST.; Grades: KG – 08)
  • DUNBAR SCHOOL (Students: 727; Location: 445 UNION AVE.; Grades: KG – 08)
  • MADISON SCHOOL (Students: 681; Location: 376 WAYNE ST.; Grades: KG – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Bridgeport:

  • ST AMBROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 461 MILL HILL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST RAPHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 324 FRANK STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 521 BREWSTER STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PETER’S SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 659 BEECHWOOD AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 63 PEQUONNOCK ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANDREW REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 395 ANTON ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • JEWISH CENTER FOR COMM SERV EA (Students: 184; Location: 4200 PARK AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 612 GRAND STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Bridgeport:

  • BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,082,429; Location: 925 BROAD ST.; 447,442 books; 8,788 audio materials; 16,670 video materials; 1,000 serial subscriptions)