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Population in 2012: 8,355 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.4%
 

Males: 4,054  (48.5%)
Females: 4,301  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  44.7 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26431.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $73,105 (it was $49,310 in 2000)
Bridgeport:

$73,105
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,400

Bridgeport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $187,538 (it was $117,100 in 2000)
Bridgeport:

$187,538
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $207,458; Detached houses: $207,312; Townhouses or other attached units: $238,866; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,549

Median gross rent in 2012: $842.

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Bridgeport races chart
  • White alone - 7,463 (91.3%)
  • Black alone - 216 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 190 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 129 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 129 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 48 (0.6%)

Races in Bridgeport detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bridgeport: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.2%), Irish (15.2%), English (13.6%), Italian (9.8%), United States (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 987 feet

Land area: 8.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,007 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bridgeport:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgeport city:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

145 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Bridgeport, West Virginia as of August 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bridgeport to the number of sex offenders is 643 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,488 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,260 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (80.5 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (276.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Anmoore, WV (1.8 miles ), Despard, WV (1.9 miles ), Stonewood, WV (2.1 miles ), Nutter Fort, WV (2.1 miles ), Clarksburg, WV (2.2 miles ), Spelter, WV (2.2 miles ), Hepzibah, WV (2.4 miles ), Gypsy, WV (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $247,700
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $264,300
  • 2005: 59 buildings, average cost: $250,300
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $234,600
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $299,300
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $279,700
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2010: 70 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $320,600
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $325,800

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Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 80.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,759 (+46.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,250 (32.5%)

Area code: 304

Bridgeport household income distribution Bridgeport home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Bridgeport by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 10100010
per 100,000 13.30.013.30.00.00.012.30.0
Rapes 10210031
per 100,000 13.30.026.712.80.00.036.912.2
Robberies 00022432
per 100,000 0.00.00.025.625.650.136.924.4
Assaults 6241089194
per 100,000 80.126.853.4128.1102.2112.8234.048.8
Burglaries 3225282728352120
per 100,000 427.2334.8373.7345.9357.8438.5258.6243.9
Thefts 210248202164241269297200
per 100,000 2803.43320.82695.82100.93079.93370.13657.22439.0
Auto thefts 66929421
per 100,000 80.180.3120.125.6115.050.124.612.2
Arson 00122211
per 100,000 0.00.013.325.625.625.112.312.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.2) 199.0165.7199.5151.7182.9204.2274.5140.4

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Crime rate in Bridgeport detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.41
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Bridgeport, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+0.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Lawyers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bridgeport-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Bridgeport city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 28.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bridgeport-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harrison County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bridgeport topographic map

Birthplace of: Waldo P. Johnson - Politician, Tim Lindsey - Player of football.

Main business address for: PDC 1996-D LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (DRILLING OIL & GAS WELLS), PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORP (DRILLING OIL & GAS WELLS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bridgeport:

  • FMC - CLARKSBURG (Dialysis Facility, 16 STERLING DR)
  • GENTLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 166 THOMPSON DR STE B)
  • UNITED HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 327 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • UNITED HOSPITAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 327 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • MEADOWVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 41 CRESTVIEW TERRACE)
  • THE HERITAGE (Nursing Home, RT. 4, BOX 17)
  • UNITED TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 327 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Bridgeport, WV

Airports located in Bridgeport:


Local government website: www.bridgeportwv.com

College/University in Bridgeport:

  • West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (Full-time enrollment: 181; Location: 176 Thompson Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wvjcinfo.net)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgeport:

  • Fairmont State University (about 14 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,770)
  • West Virginia University (about 30 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 57 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • West Liberty University (about 63 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 70 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,736)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 75 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)
  • Frostburg State University (about 75 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Public high school in Bridgeport:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bridgeport:

Private elementary/middle school in Bridgeport:

  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL INC (Students: 170; Location: 225 NEWTON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Bridgeport:

  • BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $568,110; Location: 1200 JOHNSON AVENUE; 102,219 books; 11 e-books; 8,833 audio materials; 8,365 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 164 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bridgeport: Benedum Industrial Park (A), Bridgeport Water Plant (B), Crosswind Corporate Park (C), Bridgeport Fire Department Company 2 (D), Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department (E), Benedum Library (F), Benedum Civic Center (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Hills Plaza Shopping Center (1), Holiday Plaza Shopping Center (2), Meadowbrook Mall Shopping Center (3), Valley Hills Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bridgeport: Johnson Avenue United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Bridgeport Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Hinkel Lake (A), Bridgeport Water Supply Lake (B), Deegan Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stouts Run (A), Davisson Run (B), Barnett Run (C), Ann Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bridgeport: Compton Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Bridgeport Barber Shop (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1200 Johnson Avenue), Tilt 147 (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2399 Meadowbrook Mall).

Hotels: Sleep Inn Bridgeport (115 Tolley Road), SLEEP INN (115 Tolley Dr), Holiday Inn of Bridgeport Clarksburg (100 Lodgeville Road), Holiday Inn (100 Lodgeville Road), Hampton Inn (1515 Johnson Avenue), Clarksburg Knights Inn Motel (I-79 & Route 50), Days Inn and Suites Clarksburg (112 Tolley Street), Towne House Motor Lodge Bridgeport (822 West Main Street), Super 8 Bridgeport/Clarksburg (168 Barnett Run Road).

Court: West Virginia State - District 4 Headquarters- Family Court- Tax And Revenue (Meadowbrook Road).

 
Harrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.3. This is about average.
City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.459. This is worse than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.459
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 17.0. This is significantly better than average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.27. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bridgeport and their reported violations in the past:

BRIDGEPORT CITY OF (Population served: 8349, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2002), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and NOV-02-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2001)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.5%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bridgeport, WV

58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
109 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Bridgeport compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Bridgeport (2011 data):

  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Johnson Avenue Branch at 1130 Johnson Avenue, branch established on 1987/03/09; Bridgeport Branch at 1203 West Main Street, branch established on 1986/04/16. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Meadowbrook Mall Branch at 2015 Meadowbrook Mall, branch established on 1955/11/25; Bridgeport Valley Hills Branch at 405 West Main Street, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Premier Bank, Inc.: Bridgeport Branch at 25 Oakmont Lane, branch established on 2010/10/04. Info updated 2011/04/26: Bank assets: $750.1 mil, Deposits: $622.1 mil, headquarters in Huntington, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • Freedom Bank, Inc.: Bridgeport Branch at 625 West Main Street, branch established on 1995/06/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.3 mil, Deposits: $145.6 mil, headquarters in Belington, WV, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Freedom Bancshares, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Bridgeport Branch at 1216 Johnson Avenue, branch established on 1995/12/04. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • The Huntington National Bank: Bridgeport Branch at 1226 West Main St, branch established on 1984/07/07. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Bridgeport Branch at 1507 Johnson Avenue, branch established on 1987/08/17. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • MVB Bank, Inc: Bridgeport Office at 1000 Johnson Avenue, branch established on 2005/08/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $533.1 mil, Deposits: $390.7 mil, headquarters in Fairmont, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mvb Financial Corp.
  • The Harrison County Bank: Johnson Avenue Branch at 1215 Johnson Avenue, branch established on 1996/12/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.8 mil, Deposits: $84.2 mil, headquarters in Lost Creek, WV, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Harrison Bankshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bridgeport, West Virginia:

  • Best Western Bridgeport Inn, 100 Lodgeville Rd, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 842-5411, Fax: (304) 842-7258
  • Knights Inn, 1235 W Main St, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 842-7115, Fax: (304) 842-2707
  • Days Inn Clarksburg, 112 Tolley St, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 842-7371, Fax: (304) 842-3904
  • Sleep Inn, 115 Tolley Dr, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 842-1919, Fax: (304) 842-9524
  • Super 8 Motel-bridgeport, 168 Barnett Run Rd, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 842-7381
  • Wingate Inn, 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 808-1000, Fax: (304) 808-1001
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, 201 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 808-2000, Fax: (304) 808-2001
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 20 Sweetbrier Ln, Bridgeport, WV 26330 , Phone: (304) 979-9022, Fax: (304) 933-3078
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bridgeport, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bridgeport travel time to work - commute


Bridgeport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Bridgeport city (based on Harrison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.21%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of Christ
Adherents29.3%27.3%23.0%2.8%2.5%
Congregations39.6%4.9%22.9%3.5%5.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%1.8%1.2%1.2%8.6%
Congregations2.8%2.1%0.7%0.7%17.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Harrison County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Harrison County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
This county:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Harrison County:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.7%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Harrison County:

12.2%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$23,130$39,6510$0
Other Government Administration 7$28,353$48,6051$509
Judicial and Legal 1$3,705$44,4601$671
Police Protection - Officers 24$87,157$43,5790$0
Police - Other 2$7,311$43,8662$1,231
Firefighters 15$46,367$37,0940$0
Fire - Other 1$2,527$30,3240$0
Streets and Highways 21$57,828$33,0451$751
Sewerage 7$21,381$36,6530$0
Parks and Recreation 13$32,305$29,8204$1,898
Water Supply 4$11,499$34,4970$0
Local Libraries 6$16,202$32,4049$7,292
Other and Unallocable 2$4,800$28,8002$1,691
Totals for Government 110$342,565$37,37120$14,043

Bridgeport government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,097,000 ($490.37)
    Regular Highways: $353,000 ($42.25)
    Water Utilities: $116,000 ($13.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($13.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,530,000 ($183.12)
    Police Protection: $1,464,000 ($175.22)
    Sewerage: $1,135,000 ($135.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $871,000 ($104.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $782,000 ($93.60)
    Regular Highways: $553,000 ($66.19)
    Central Staff Services: $412,000 ($49.31)
    Libraries: $386,000 ($46.20)
    Financial Administration: $359,000 ($42.97)
    General Public Buildings: $283,000 ($33.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $214,000 ($25.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $206,000 ($24.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $95,000 ($11.37)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($4.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $87,000 ($10.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $521,000 ($62.36)
    Regular Highways: $416,000 ($49.79)
    Water Utilities: $387,000 ($46.32)
    General Public Building: $296,000 ($35.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000 ($26.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $133,000 ($15.92)
    Police Protection: $117,000 ($14.00)
    Libraries: $61,000 ($7.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $54,000 ($6.46)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($5.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $23,000 ($2.75)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($1.92)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,734,000 ($446.92)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($5.86)

Bridgeport government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,933,000 ($231.36)
    All Other: $352,000 ($42.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000 ($19.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $158,000 ($18.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,935,000 ($231.60)
    Water Utilities: $46,000 ($5.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $233,000 ($27.89)
    General Revenue, NEC: $146,000 ($17.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $95,000 ($11.37)
    Rents: $50,000 ($5.98)
    Royalties: $7,000 ($0.84)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,052,000 ($245.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,502,000 ($179.77)
    General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($2.87)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,094,000 ($490.01)
    Property: $1,899,000 ($227.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $440,000 ($52.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $369,000 ($44.17)
    Other License: $272,000 ($32.56)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $118,000 ($14.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000 ($0.96)
    NEC: $3,000 ($0.36)

Bridgeport government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,152,000 ($616.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,619,000 ($552.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $533,000 ($63.79)

Bridgeport government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,157,000 ($1694.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $523,000 ($62.60)

4.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Harrison County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marion County, WV  0.62% ($36,032 average AGI)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.36% ($38,722)
from Lewis County, WV  0.28% ($27,600)


5.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($224 average AGI)
Harrison County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.02%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, WV  0.64% ($28,500 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.45% ($30,690)
to Taylor County, WV  0.26% ($26,554)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgeport:

  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: APPALACHIAN RADIO LLC)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHAW (980 AM; 1 kW; WESTON, WV; Owner: STEPHEN R. PETERS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgeport:

  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • W297AA (107.3 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgeport:

  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bridgeport, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 33
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 50
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 82
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Bridgeport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20
Total length: 95 meters (312ft)
Total costs: $2,292,000
Total average daily traffic: 284,160
Total average daily truck traffic: 34,137

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 10
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bridgeport, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bridgeport)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bridgeport, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bridgeport)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 35 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bridgeport)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Bridgeport


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bridgeport, WV

Most common first names in Bridgeport, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12580.2 years
John9676.4 years
James9674.3 years
William8376.1 years
Robert7070.0 years
Charles5775.9 years
Margaret3880.8 years
George3777.3 years
Joseph3775.4 years
Helen3276.5 years
Most common last names in Bridgeport, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5079.2 years
Williams3173.0 years
Davis3077.5 years
Taylor2679.2 years
Hall2478.3 years
Brown2380.2 years
Moore2076.8 years
Jones1979.0 years
Martin1982.1 years
Miller1976.3 years
Businesses in Bridgeport, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Microtel1
Ace Hardware1Motherhood Maternity1
Aeropostale1Nike6
American Eagle Outfitters1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Outback1
Best Western1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King1Pac Sun1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts1Sleep Inn1
FedEx4Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
GNC2Subway4
GameStop2Super 81
Gap1Target1
Goodwill1Toys"R"Us1
H&R Block2Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
Home Depot1UPS4
Hot Topic1Vans2
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Marshalls1Wet Seal1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Bridgeport, WV

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