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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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 8,842 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bridgeport.
Bridgeport is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Bridgeport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Bridgeport: (304) and (681)<6>
Websites for Bridgeport ...
Official Website: www.bridgeportwv.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 8,842 people. This is an increase of 8.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.02% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 8,149 people (which is 11.79% of the total population of Harrison County). This makes Bridgeport the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Bridgeport represents 0.44% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,149 people, the population of Bridgeport increased 11.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,306 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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 Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (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), 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 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bridgeport: www.bridgeportwv.com/
The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jun 2021