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.


Total Population 8,316
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,101
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.5%
Median Earnings25+ $54,274
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $44,318
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,488


Median Family Income $93,393
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $931
Median House Value $199,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.5%
Irish 17%

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


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

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
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 866 $35,833
Clarksburg 16,437 $53,275
Flemington 356 $33,750
Lumberport 1,052 $51,645
Nutter Fort 1,388 $55,000
Stonewood 1,962 $51,136

Bridgeport Public Libraries

Bridgeport Public Library
Bridgeport, West Virginia
(304) 842-8248
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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