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Bridgeport, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Bridgeport had a population of 8,315 as of July 1, 2016. Bridgeport ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgeport is located at latitude 39.309 and longitude -80.2321 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bridgeport (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

The City of Bridgeport (GNIS ID: 2390568) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bridgeport is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bridgeport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgeport: Powers Fort.

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Bridgeport, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,315
Population in Households 8,237
Population in Familes 6,865
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 774
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,498
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,386
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,626 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 872 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $208,553
Average Home Value $227,333


Median Household Income $71,702
Average Household Income $89,076
Per Capita Income $37,607
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.43%
Households 0.16% 0.35%
Families -0.01% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bridgeport, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgeport to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 96th
Population Density1 # 197 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 92 78th
Median Household Income # 8 98th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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