Overview

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 is part of the Saginaw - Bay City - Midland metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,443
Male Share of the Population44.3%
Female Share of the Population55.7%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+2,492
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,758
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,187
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,546

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,446
% Above Poverty Level75.8%
% Below Poverty Level24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$72,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51%
German15%
Irish9.1%
Polish7.2%
French Except Basque3.9%
English3%
Canadian1.3%
Italian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
West Indian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
African0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Maltese0.3%
Russian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Bridgeport Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySaginaw County
Standard Zip Codes48722
Phone Area Codes989
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.37
Approximate Longitude-83.88

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)

StationSAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationESSEXVILLE
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.2 inches
StationMIDLAND
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birch Run1,646$59,821
Frankenmuth5,147$101,458
Montrose1,540$53,250
Reese1,390$71,719
Saginaw48,997$36,196
St. Charles2,086$59,500

Bridgeport Public Schools

Bridgeport High School
4691 Bearcat Blvd
ZIP: 48722
(989) 777-3100
High
Total Enrollment 557
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