Bridgeport, Connecticut 

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Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Close to New York City
-Good climate for region
Cons
-Some blighted areas
-Cost of living
-Long commutes

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What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


QUICK FACTS

City: Bridgeport
Zip Codes: 06606 06604 06605 06610 06608 06607
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bridgeport is 8.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bridgeport jobs have increased by 1.41%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bridgeport's cost of living is 9.00% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bridgeport's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bridgeport's population is 147,629 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.19%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bridgeport is $154,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -31.79%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Bridgeport public schools spend $19,114 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Bridgeport. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Bridgeport

It's not a good time to buy in Bridgeport. Home Appreciation is down -0.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Bridgeport Real Estate.

The median home price in Bridgeport is $154,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Bridgeport    17 Reviews
Bridgeport - 8/14/2014
Bridgeport Connecticut is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live. I currently attend Central Magnet high school as well as the Bridgeport Aquaculture school and... (Read More)

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in retrospect - 8/9/2012
I left Bridgeport in 1996, after bankruptcy changed it. I left looking for a better place to live. Funny thing is I haven't found it. I grew up in Bridgeport. What I... (Read More)

life in bridgeport - 7/22/2010
Bridgeport is the best place ever ive been livin here all my life i love it it aint as bad as people say it it they dont know wat they talkin... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT
06606 06604 06605 06610 06608 06607