Key Facts

Community Well-being (Adults)
Title Bridgeport 2015 Connecticut 2015
% of adults, Satisfied with area where he/she lives 65% 82%
% of adults, Feel safe to walk at night in his/her neighborhood 48% 71%
% of adults, In excellent or very good health 51% 62%
% of adults, Obese 36% 26%
% of adults, Currently smoke 18% 15%
Food Insecurity Rate 25% 12%
Housing Insecurity Rate 13% 6%
Transportation Insecurity Rate 25% 13%
% of adults, Without a bank account 19% 8%
% of working adults, Underemployed 24% 14%
Maximum MoE on above estimates: +/- 3.6% for Bridgeport; +/- 1.1% for CT statewide
Demographic (Total Population)
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population 147,022 +/-78 3,588,570 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 35,745 +/-1,200 773,652 +/-3,501
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 24.3% +/-0.8% 21.6% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 15,089 +/-781 555,023 +/-3,800
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 10.3% +/-0.5% 15.5% +/-0.1%
Population Female 75,691 +/-1,056 1,838,300 +/-338
% of Total Population, Female 51.5% +/- 0.7% 51.2% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 57,688 +/-1,748 537,728 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 39.2% +/-1.2% 15.0% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 31,942 +/-1,252 2,464,450 +/-1,118
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 21.7% +/- 0.9% 68.7% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 48,518 +/-1,490 347,674 +/-1,972
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 33.0% +/-1.0% 9.7% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 8,874 +/-1,103 238,718 +/-2,919
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 6.0% +/-0.8% 6.7% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 42,204 +/-1,916 503,209 +/-6,616
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 28.7% +/-1.3% 14.0% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Households 50,357 +/-772 1,354,713 +/-3,509
Owner-Occupied Households 20,657 +/-697 900,223 +/-5,427
Homeownership Rate 41.0% +/- 1.5% 66.5% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 26,165 +/-1,063 497,925 +/-4,606
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 52.0% +/- 2.3% 36.8% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 39,704 +/-1,167 1,232,084 +/-5,814
% of Households, with a car 78.8% +/- 2.6% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 93,611 +/-867 2,466,129 +/-406
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 22,131 +/-1,049 242,932 +/-3,632
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 23.6% +/-1.1% 9.9% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 16,728 +/-864 938,319 +/-6,719
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 17.9% +/-0.9% 38.0% +/-0.3%
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Median Income
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 43,137 +/-1,420 71,755 +/-473
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 142,221 +/-469 3,479,672 +/-773
Population in Poverty 31,453 +/-1,944 360,464 +/-7,432
Poverty Rate 22.1% +/-1.4% 10.4% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 66,360 +/-3,063 812,120 +/-11,234
Low-Income Rate 46.7% +/- 2.2% 23.3% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 35,025 +/-1,214 763,850 +/-3,398
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 11,524 +/-962 107,690 +/-2,950
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 32.9% +/- 3.0% 14.1% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 22,447 +/-1,320 229,817 +/-4,298
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 64.1% +/- 4.4% 30.1% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Bridgeport
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 14,426 +/-690 533,413 +/-645
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 2,074 +/-294 38,003 +/-1,345
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 14.4% +/- 2.2% 7.1% +/- 0.3%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 5,759 +/-502 122,224 +/-2,324
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 39.9% +/- 4.0% 22.9% +/- 0.4%
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Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP02/0600000US0900108070
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP03/0600000US0900108070
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP04/0600000US0900108070
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP05/0600000US0900108070