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Bridgeport, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Bridgeport had a population of 1,870 as of July 1, 2018. Bridgeport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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, 2018.

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Bridgeport, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,870
Population in Households 1,830
Population in Familes 1,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,783
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $38,728
Average Household Income $52,807
Per Capita Income $21,212


Total Housing Units 875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $69,551
Average Home Value $90,195


Total Households 770
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 520
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 -0.1% -0.55%
Households -0.11% -0.55%
Families 0.28% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

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, 2018 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 # 525 62nd
Population Density # 348 75th
Diversity Index # 1206 12th
Median Household Income # 1240 9th
Per Capita Income # 1238 10th

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