Bridgeport, CT

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Population

147,586

0.384% growth

Poverty Rate

20.8%


Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$44,841

3.95% growth

Number of Employees

67,987

0.783% growth

Median Property Value

$170,300

1.25% growth

About

In 2017, Bridgeport, CT had a population of 148k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $44,841. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bridgeport, CT grew from 147,022 to 147,586, a 0.384% increase and its median household income grew from $43,137 to $44,841, a 3.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bridgeport, CT are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.4%), White (Hispanic) (19%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (15.3%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%). N/A% of the people in Bridgeport, CT speak a non-English language, and 81.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgeport, CT are University of Bridgeport (1,821 degrees awarded in 2017), Housatonic Community College (620 degrees), and New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport (523 degrees).

The median property value in Bridgeport, CT is $170,300, and the homeownership rate is 42%. Most people in Bridgeport, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgeport, CT is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Bridgeport, CT employs 68k people. The largest industries in Bridgeport, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,912 people), Retail Trade (8,842 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($62,713), Utilities ($61,103), and Finance & Insurance ($50,133).

Median household income in Bridgeport, CT is $44,841. Males in Bridgeport, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Bridgeport, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,841

2017 value

± $1,451

3.95%

1 Year Growth

± 4.44%

Households in Bridgeport, CT have a median annual income of $44,841, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,137 in 2016, which represents a 3.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgeport, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 727

  2. Census Tract 701

  3. Census Tract 723

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bridgeport, CT was Census Tract 727 with a value of $78,832, followed by Census Tract 701 and Census Tract 723, with respective values of $78,358 and $74,189.

The following map shows all of the places in Bridgeport, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgeport, CT (29.7k out of 143k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    14,998 ± 838

  2. White

    10,714 ± 747

  3. Black

    9,812 ± 713

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bridgeport, CT is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

68k

2017 Value

± 1,931

0.783%

1 Year growth

± 3.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bridgeport, CT grew at a rate of 0.783%, from 67.5k employees to 68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgeport, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,246 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,167 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (5,586 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgeport, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bridgeport, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,246 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,167 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (5,586 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bridgeport, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.51 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.09 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bridgeport, CT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,198), Legal Occupations ($67,093), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68k

2017 Value

± 1,931

0.783%

1 Year growth

± 3.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bridgeport, CT grew at a rate of 0.783%, from 67.5k employees to 68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgeport, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,912 people), Retail Trade (8,842 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgeport, CT, though some of these residents may live in Bridgeport, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bridgeport, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,912 people), Retail Trade (8,842 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bridgeport, CT has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.61 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times), and Construction (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bridgeport, CT, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($62,713), Utilities ($61,103), and Finance & Insurance ($50,133).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35.4B

  2. $22.7B

  3. $17.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.4B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.7B) and Machinery ($17.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$218B

2020 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $218B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.2B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $27.2B, followed by Massachusetts with $22.4B and New Jersey and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.8% of the population of Bridgeport, CT has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 35.1% on Medicaid, 7.4% on Medicare, 8.61% on non-group plans, and 0.873% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bridgeport, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Bridgeport, CT see 1099 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.812% decrease from the previous year (1108 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1084 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 374 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,099 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,099 patients per year. This represents a 0.812% decrease from the previous year (1,108 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfield County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.2%

Uninsured

31.8%

Employer Coverage

35.1%

Medicaid

7.4%

Medicare

8.61%

Non-Group

0.873%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgeport, CT declined by 7.26% from 17.5% to 16.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bridgeport, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

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Diversity

Bridgeport, CT is home to a population of 148k people, from which 81.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 29.6% of Bridgeport, CT residents were born outside of the country (43.6k people).

In 2017, there were 1.54 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.8k people) in Bridgeport, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 28k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bridgeport, CT was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Bridgeport, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bridgeport, CT residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

43.6k people

28.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

42.2k people

As of 2017, 29.6% of Bridgeport, CT residents (43.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgeport, CT was 28.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

81.8%

2017 Citizenship

81.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.8% of Bridgeport, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgeport, CT was 81.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bridgeport, CT

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    48.8k ± 1.43k

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    31.6k ± 1.46k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    28k ± 1.52k

In 2017, there were 1.54 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.8k people) in Bridgeport, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 28k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Bridgeport, CT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,151 ± 225

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    672 ± 185

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    400 ± 144

Bridgeport, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bridgeport, CT awarded 3,202 degrees. The student population of Bridgeport, CT is skewed towards women, with 4,424 male students and 6,833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgeport, CT are White (979 and 39.9%), followed by Black or African American (703 and 28.6%), Hispanic or Latino (575 and 23.4%), and Asian (78 and 3.18%).

The largest universities in Bridgeport, CT by number of degrees awarded are University of Bridgeport (1,821 and 56.9%), Housatonic Community College (620 and 19.4%), and New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport (523 and 16.3%).

The most popular majors in Bridgeport, CT are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (523 and 16.3%), General Studies (250 and 7.81%), and Computer Science (214 and 6.68%).

The median tuition costs in Bridgeport, CT are $22,335 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 136 degrees awarded

  3. 109 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Bridgeport, CT was Computer Science with 204 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Bridgeport, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,821 degrees awarded

  2. 620 degrees awarded

  3. 523 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,335

Median Private

In 2017, the Bridgeport, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Bridgeport with 1,821 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,625

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,577

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,625 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgeport, CT, which is 1.03 times more than the 1,577 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    979 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    703 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    575 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bridgeport, CT were to White students. These 979 degrees mean that there were 1.39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 703 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bridgeport, CT was $170,300 in 2017, which is 0.741 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $168,200 to $170,300, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgeport, CT is 42%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bridgeport, CT have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bridgeport, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$170,300

2017 Median

± $2,894

$168,200

2016 Median

± $2,736

In 2017, the median property value in Bridgeport, CT grew to to $170,300 from the previous year's value of $168,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bridgeport, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgeport, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$44,841

Median Household Income

± $1,451

50.3k

Number of Households

± 1,510

In 2017, the median household income of the 50.3k households in Bridgeport, CT grew to $44,841 from the previous year's value of $43,137.

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bridgeport, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgeport, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

42%

2017 Homeownership

41%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 42% of the housing units in Bridgeport, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 41%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bridgeport, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgeport, CT have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.01% of the workforce in Bridgeport, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.7%

  2. Carpooled

    12.4%

  3. Public Transit

    11.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bridgeport, CT was Drove Alone (67.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.4%) and those who Public Transit (11.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bridgeport, CT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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