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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.


Highlights


  • Location: Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City
  • Country: United States
  • State: Connecticut
  • County:
  • Metro Area: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

Quick Facts About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area jobs have Increased by 1.74 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area's cost of living is 54.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area's population is 918,892 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.24 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area is $377,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area public schools spend $17,850 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area.

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