Bridgeport, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 990. Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 
Males: 512  (51.7%)
Females: 478  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53821.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,761 (it was $45,313 in 2000)
Bridgeport:

$53,761
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,535 (it was $21,854 in 2000)

Bridgeport town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,897 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Bridgeport:

$158,897
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $189,137; Detached houses: $224,492; Townhouses or other attached units: $292,573; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $292,573; Mobile homes: $44,111
Bridgeport races chart
  • White alone - 974 (98.4%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bridgeport: 161.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.6%), Norwegian (12.1%), Irish (10.9%), English (10.5%), Czech (9.4%), United States (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 768 feet

Land area: 20.3 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Bridgeport,WI real estate house value index trend

Bridgeport, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Bridgeport:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgeport town:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 68.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bridgeport town:  1.3% ($1,383)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Bridgeport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (41.1 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (86.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Prairie du Chien, WI (1.7 miles ), McGregor, IA (2.0 miles ), Marquette, IA (2.2 miles ), Wyalusing, WI (2.3 miles ), Bagley, WI (2.8 miles ), Clayton, IA (2.9 miles) , Millville, WI (2.9 miles) , Patch Grove, WI (2.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.02 N, Longitude: 91.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Bridgeport household income distribution Bridgeport home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +219 (+30.1%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Bridgeport: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bridgeport, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bridgeport-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Bridgeport town center .

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.6 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bridgeport-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 357.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.8 miles away from Bridgeport center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 335.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 305.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from Bridgeport center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 389.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bridgeport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bridgeport:

  • PRAIRIE MAISON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI)
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN MEM HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI)
  • GREAT RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MC GREGOR, IA)
  • G AND G LIVING-WESTSIDE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; GARNAVILLO, IA)
  • GUTTENBERG MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; GUTTENBERG, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgeport:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 37 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 38 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 41 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 42 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Viterbo University (about 55 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 56 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 56 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

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Notable locations in Bridgeport: Prairie du Chien Country Club (A), Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Garnet Lake (A), McGregor Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.5%
Whole state:

3.7%
8 people in other group homes in 2000

Bridgeport compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bridgeport town (based on Crawford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.39%
Here: 59.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents57.5%21.5%8.0%2.2%1.8%
Congregations19.4%19.4%22.2%5.6%2.8%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.4%1.2%1.1%3.9%
Congregations2.8%2.8%2.8%2.8%19.4%
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: 7
Crawford County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Crawford County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Crawford County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

26.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grant County, WI  0.82% ($30,981 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.50% ($25,545)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.49% ($24,531)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grant County, WI  0.76% ($26,740 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.56% ($23,216)
to Vernon County, WI  0.55% ($32,472)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgeport:

  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgeport:

  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • K292DP (106.3 FM; MARQUETTE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgeport:

  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 211 meters (692ft)
Total average daily traffic: 33,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,454

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
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