Bridgeport demographics profile

StatisticBridgeportConnecticutNational
Population147,0223,588,570318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9,15564891
Median age33.240.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)39%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%43%43%
Speak English53%78%79%
Speak Spanish33%12%13%
Bridgeport, CT has a population of 147,022 and is the 179th largest city in the United States. The population density is 9,155 per sq mi which is 1313% higher than the Connecticut average and 10005% higher than the national average. The median age in Bridgeport is 33 which is approximately 18% lower than the Connecticut average of 41. In Bridgeport, 39% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 53% speak English and 33% speak Spanish. 46% of Bridgeport residents were born in Connecticut, 18% were born out of state, 8% were born outside of the United States and 29% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Bridgeport is 1313% higher than Connecticut.
  • The median age in Bridgeport is 18% lower than Connecticut.
  • In Bridgeport 40.38% of the population is White.
  • In Bridgeport 35.47% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Bridgeport 3.13% of the population is Asian.

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Bridgeport population breakdown by race

RaceBridgeportConnecticutNational
White40.38%77.14%73.35%
Black or African American35.47%10.39%12.63%
Asian3.13%4.26%5.22%
American Indian0.58%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.23%2.98%3.06%
Other race16.18%4.95%4.75%
In Bridgeport, 39.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Bridgeport, CT demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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