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Overview

Introduction to Bridgeport, West Virginia

Bridgeport, West Virginia is located 81 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is in Harrison County. The population of the city is 7,306.

Bridgeport History

Bridgeport was first settled in 1764 by John Simpson. The first mill of the area was constructed sometime between 1771 and 1787 by James Anderson. The city was chartered in 1816. In the 19th century, the economy of the city largely depended upon farming. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad first entered the area in 1856. Bridgeport was officially incorporated in 1887.

Bridgeport and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Hills Shopping Center
  • Barbour County Historical Society Museum
  • Prickett's Fort State Park
  • Tygart Lake State Park
  • Valley Worlds of Fun

Things To Do In Bridgeport

Bridgeport includes a number of shopping centers such as the Valley Hills Shopping Center, Meadowbrook Mall Shopping Center, Holiday Plaza Shopping Center, and Hills Plaza Shopping Center. One can also plan a day trip to the Watters Smith Memorial State Park, Audra State Park, Tygart Lake State Park, Valley Falls State Park, and Pricketts Fort State Park. The Benedum Library is an ideal destination for the book lovers. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Hinkel Lake and Deegan Lake. Local celebrations include the Bridgeport Benedum Festival and North - Central Scottish Heritage Festival and Celtic Gathering.

Bridgeport Transportation

Harrison/ Marion Regional is nearby.

Bridgeport Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed thrpugh Fairmont State College, California University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University.

People

Total Population 8,338
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,038
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,199
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $928
Median House Value $202,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 16.9%
Irish 16.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bridgeport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 81 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Harrison
Standard Zip Codes 26330
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.286
Longitude -80.256

Bridgeport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CLARKSBURG 1
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station WESTON
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 36 to 67 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station BUCKHANNON
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 40 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anmoore 608 $29,063
Clarksburg 16,347 $53,495
Flemington 366 $34,583
Lumberport 1,022 $54,063
Nutter Fort 1,625 $54,489
Stonewood 1,909 $49,125

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bridgeport Public Libraries

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Bridgeport Public Library
1200 JOHNSON AVENUE
Bridgeport, West Virginia
(304) 842-8248
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Bridgeport High Schools

BRIDGEPORT HIGH SCHOOL
515 JOHNSON AVE
304-842-3693
Serves 849 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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