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Welcome to Bridgeport ...
The location of Bridgeport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Bridgeport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bridgeporter<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bridgeport has a population of 1,728 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bridgeport.
Bridgeport is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Bridgeport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Bridgeport lies within the (740) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 1,728 people. This is a decrease of 5.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.95% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 1,831 people. This makes Bridgeport the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Bridgeport represents 0.02% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 410th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,831 people, the population of Bridgeport decreased 16.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,186 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 George F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bridgeport on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...
While we believe that this Bridgeport is located in Belmont County, we know of another 4 Ohio communities named Bridgeport. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hardin, Montgomery, Stark and Union County.
Beyond Ohio, there are 65 communities that are also named Bridgeport - they are located in Alabama, 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, 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.
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. 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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bridgeport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Belmont County: www.belmontcountyohio.org/
The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021