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Bridgeport, Alabama

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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The city of Bridgeport is located in Jackson County.

When the people of Bridgeport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bridgeporter<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Bridgeport has a population of 2,355 people<2> (see below for details).

Bridgeport was established in 1852.

The city of Bridgeport was named Jonesville before it was changed to Bridgeport.

The community of Bridgeport is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bridgeport lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Bridgeport (for example, toward Lookout Mountain (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Bridgeport: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Bridgeport: 35740<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 2,418 people. This makes Bridgeport the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bridgeport represents 0.05% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,418 people, the population of Bridgeport decreased 11.36% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,728 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 2,355 people. This is a decrease of 2.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bridgeport.

Communities near Bridgeport ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bridgeport and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2015
Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bryant   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Ider   [Map]   716   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   711   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stevenson   [Map]   1,991   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Trenton (GA)   [Map]   2,238   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bridgeport.

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 65 communities that are also named Bridgeport - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bridgeport.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bridgeport. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bridgeport. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgeport.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bridgeport:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bridgeport ...

Looking for more information about Bridgeport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bridgeport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bridgeport.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bridgeport. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bridgeport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bridgeport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgeport.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Bridgeport.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bridgeport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bridgeport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Bridgeport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgeport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bridgeport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bridgeport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9504, Longitude: -85.7224     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bridgeport.


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