Introduction to Bridgeport, Michigan

Bridgeport, Michigan is 5 miles SE of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center) and 82 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Saginaw county. The town, which is part of the Saginaw - Bay City - Midland metro area, has a population 7,849.

Bridgeport History

Bridgeport is one of the oldest communities in Saginaw County, and it is believed that the earliest settlers arrived around 1835. Auri Campbell was the first white settler and also built the first house. Bridgeport was originally called "Cass Bend" or "The Bend of the Cass", because of the fact that the Cass River makes a sharp bend nearby. The town was officially organized in 1848. The community benefited largely from the construction of a railroad and electric lines.

Bridgeport and Nearby Attractions

  • Frankenmuth Historical Museum
  • Potter Park Zoo
  • Dow Gardens
  • Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area
  • Saginaw Art Museum

Things To Do In Bridgeport

The Frankenmuth Historical Museum, the Historical Museum of Bay County, and the Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum showcase exhibits of historical importance. The Saginaw Art Museum displays the work of local artists. The Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area, which includes a lake and nature trails, offers recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, and swimming. At the Sleepy Hollow State Park visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, and picnicking. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Green Acres Golf Course. Dow Gardens, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, and Potter Park Zoo are other popular attractions in the area.

Bridgeport Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Oakland County International Airport.

Bridgeport Higher Education

Colleges near Bridgeport are Saginaw Valley State University, Northwood University, Delta College, and University of Michigan.


Total Population 6,615
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,454
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,288
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,881


Median Family Income $48,469
% Above Poverty Level 81.6%
% Below Poverty Level 18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $71,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 8.9%

Bridgeport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Saginaw
Metro Area Saginaw - Bay City - Midland
Standard Zip Codes 48722
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.359
Longitude -83.881

Bridgeport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birch Run 1,537 $60,156
Frankenmuth 4,934 $82,927
Montrose 1,735 $46,058
Reese 1,590 $58,375
Saginaw 50,700 $34,670
St. Charles 2,016 $54,375
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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