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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Close to New York City
-Good climate for region

Cons

-Some blighted areas
-Cost of living
-Long commutes


What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area


The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.



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Quick Facts About Bridgeport


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bridgeport is 8.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bridgeport jobs have Increased by 1.41 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bridgeport's cost of living is 9.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bridgeport's population is 147,629 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.19 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bridgeport is $154,800. Home appreciation the last year has been -31.79 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Bridgeport public schools spend $19,114 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Bridgeport.

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Bridgeport
Bridgeport Connecticut is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live. I currently attend Central Magnet high school as well as the Bridgeport Aquaculture school and... (read more)
in retrospect
I left Bridgeport in 1996, after bankruptcy changed it. I left looking for a better place to live. Funny thing is I haven't found it. I grew up in Bridgeport. What I... (read more)
life in bridgeport
Bridgeport is the best place ever ive been livin here all my life i love it it aint as bad as people say it it they dont know wat they talkin... (read more)
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