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Bridgeport, West Virginia Information
Bridgeport is a city in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 8,149 at the 2010 census.
The town of Bridgeport had its beginning in pre-American Revolutionary War times. In 1764, John Simpson entered the area and gave his name to Simpson Creek. Bridgeport was chartered in 1816. When the town was incorporated in 1887, it established the office of mayor and town council. The city currently employs a City Manager. Bridgeport is home to Meadowbrook Mall, a 100-store regional shopping complex serving North-Central West Virginia.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,149 people, 3,458 households, and 2,383 families residing in the city. The population density was 774.6 inhabitants per square mile (299.1 /km2). There were 3,678 housing units at an average density of 349.6 per square mile (135.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.
There were 3,458 households of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.