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Bridgeport, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Bridgeport had a population of 1,847 as of July 1, 2015. Bridgeport ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgeport is located at latitude 38.7083 and longitude -87.7594 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bridgeport (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The City of Bridgeport (GNIS ID: 2393415) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bridgeport is located within Township of Bridgeport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bridgeport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bridgeport, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,847
Population in Households 1,809
Population in Familes 1,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 1,761
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 515
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $68,432
Average Home Value $78,345


Median Household Income $34,046
Average Household Income $44,112
Per Capita Income $17,596
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.2%
Households -0.42% -0.26%
Families 0.26% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bridgeport, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgeport to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 530 61st
Population Density1 # 368 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 1201 13th
Median Household Income # 1312 4th
Per Capita Income # 1304 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.