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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,364
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+4,148
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.3%
Median Earnings25+$51,662
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,693

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,632
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$960
Median House Value$199,000

Ancestry

German21.3%
Irish16.1%
Italian14%
English14%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
Polish3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Hungarian2%
Greek1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Swedish1%
Belgian0.8%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Bridgeport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harrison County
Standard Zip Codes26330
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.29
Approximate Longitude-80.25

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)

StationCLARKSBURG 1
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationWESTON
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp36 to 67 F
Jul Temp60 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationBUCKHANNON
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 40 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anmoore630$29,632
Clarksburg16,226$50,160
Flemington373$44,375
Lumberport881$57,891
Nutter Fort1,698$54,074
Stonewood1,901$49,559

Bridgeport Public Libraries

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

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Bridgeport Hospitals

United Hospital Center
(Non-profit)
327 Medical Park Drive
(681) 342-1000

Bridgeport Public Schools

Bridgeport High School
515 Johnson Avenue
ZIP: 26330
(304) 326-7137
High
Total Enrollment 724
Bridgeport Middle School
413 Johnson Avenue
ZIP: 26330
(304) 326-7142
Middle
Total Enrollment 606
Johnson Elementary School
531 Johnson Avenue
ZIP: 26330
(304) 326-7109
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Simpson Elementary School
250 Worthington Drive
ZIP: 26330
(304) 326-7060
Primary
Total Enrollment 425

Bridgeport Private Schools

Heritage Christian School
225 Newton St
ZIP: 26330
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
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