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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The city of Bridgeport is located in Harrison County.

The location of Bridgeport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bridgeport has a population of 8,635 people<3> (see below for details).

Bridgeport is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bridgeport: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 8,149 people (or 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 (which had a count of 7,306 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 8,635 people. This is an increase of 5.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.19% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Bridgeport ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bridgeport and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Monongah   [Map]   1,124   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   SE   14 miles [22.5 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 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bridgeport. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

Websites for Bridgeport ...

Official Website: www.bridgeportwv.com/

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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About Harrison County

About West Virginia

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<6>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, 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: 39.3003, Longitude: -80.2476     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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