Bridgeport 53 Poor
Bridgeport Livability #140 ranked city in Connecticut#27,070 ranked city in the USARanks better than 7% of areas

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A+ Bridgeport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Bridgeport Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Connecticut
11515% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bridgeport cost of living
F Bridgeport Crime Total crime is 42% higher than Connecticut
Total crime
2,2838% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 448% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Bridgeport crime
F Bridgeport Employment Household income is 40% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$43,13722% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,81627% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%125% higher than the US average
Bridgeport employment
F Bridgeport Housing Home value is 38% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$168,2009% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11117% higher than the US average
Home ownership
41%36% lower than the US average
Bridgeport real estate or Bridgeport rentals
F Bridgeport Schools HS graduation rate is 17% lower than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
20%59% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:13% lower than the US average
Bridgeport K-12 schools
F Bridgeport User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Bridgeport
Overall user rating
48% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
45% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
50% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Bridgeport, CT

      Bridgeport, Connecticut is a mid-sized city with a population of 147,022 residents. With a population density of 9,155 people per square mile, Bridgeport is well above the nation's average density level. Bridgeport is mostly populated by White (40%) and Black or African American (35%) ethnic groups. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Bridgeport are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 33% of the population also speak Spanish. Bridgeport tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Bridgeport, Connecticut could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Bridgeport and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, employment and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 55/100, Bridgeport is ranked #27,416 in the United States and #138 in Connecticut. Compared to the US average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. Something also worth noting is that Bridgeport ranks among some of the lowest scoring cities in the USA, with more than 90% of cities obtaining a higher score. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Bridgeport has received high marks for amenities (A+). There are some categories that Bridgeport scores poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Bridgeport on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Bridgeport: Beardsley Zoo, The Adventure Park at Discovery Museum, and Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Club.

      Assuming that Bridgeport meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Bridgeport. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Bridgeport are simply unattainable. The median home price for Bridgeport homes is $168,200, which is 37.5% lower than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bridgeport, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 2.6% higher than the Connecticut average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Bridgeport area were 7.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Bridgeport transportation information

      Average one way commute28min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work66.8%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.8%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit11.5%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.4%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Bridgeport, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).