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Bridgeport, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Bridgeport had a population of 1,839 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Bridgeport, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,839
Daytime Population: Workers 592
Daytime Population: Residents 1,062
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,799
Population in Familes 1,471
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,754
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $38,872
Average Household Income $51,022
Per Capita Income $20,431


Total Housing Units 869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 562 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $67,173
Average Home Value $84,991


Total Households 757
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 512
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.61%
Households -0.36% -0.59%
Families 0.11% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Bridgeport, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgeport to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 529 61st
Population Density # 362 74th
Diversity Index # 1204 12th
Median Household Income # 1216 11th
Per Capita Income # 1250 9th

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