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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The coastal city of Bridgeport is located in Fairfield County<1>.

When the people of Bridgeport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bridgeporter<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bridgeport has a population of 144,399 people<3> (see below for details).

Bridgeport was established in 1836.

The community of Bridgeport is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bridgeport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Bridgeport: (203) & (475)<5>

The ZIP codes for Bridgeport: 06601-06602, 06604-06608, 06610, 06650, 06673, 06699<6>

Websites for Bridgeport ...

Official Website:   www.ci.bridgeport.ct.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 144,399 people. This is an increase of 0.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 people (which is 15.73% of the total population of Fairfield County). This makes Bridgeport the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bridgeport represents 4.04% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 144,229 people, the population of Bridgeport increased 3.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 139,529 people).

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

Adding Bridgeport to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bridgeport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bridgeport elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bridgeport on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bridgeport on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 65 communities that are also named Bridgeport - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (2), 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.

Communities near Bridgeport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bridgeport.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<8>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
  • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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    • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<8>
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<8>
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bridgeport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bridgeport.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bridgeport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgeport. Our list includes 143 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bridgeport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bridgeport.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bridgeport: www.ci.bridgeport.ct.us/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgeport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bridgeport includes: 06601, 06604, 6605, 6606, 6607, 06610, 06650, 06673 & 06699.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1799, Longitude: -73.1945    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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