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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The city of Bridgeport is located

Bridgeport is located in Wise County<1>.

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 6,592 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bridgeport.

The community of Bridgeport is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Bridgeport: (940)

The ZIP code for Bridgeport: 76426<6>

Websites for Bridgeport ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 6,592 people. This is an increase of 10.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 5,976 people (which is 10.11% of the total population of Wise County). This makes Bridgeport the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bridgeport represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 296th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,976 people, the population of Bridgeport increased 38.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,309 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 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, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, 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.

  • Decatur [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
    • Decatur [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,572 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<8>
  • Springtown [Parker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
    • Springtown [Parker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,304 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springtown<8>
  • Runaway Bay [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Bay
    • Runaway Bay [Wise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,627 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Runaway Bay<8>
  • Alvord [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvord
    • Alvord [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvord<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Fairview [Wise County]
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      • New Fairview [Wise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for New Fairview:
      • Fairview
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    • Boyd [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
      • Boyd [Wise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyd<8>
    • Aurora [Wise County]
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      • Aurora [Wise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<8>
    • Chico [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
      • Chico [Wise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico<8>
    • Paradise [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Wise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<8>
    • Sunset [Montague County]

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.

Adding Bridgeport to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bridgeport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bridgeport on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Wise County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wise County: www.co.wise.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Wise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgeport.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgeport) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BridgeportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2146, Longitude: -97.7621       In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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