Bridgeport, Ohio

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Bridgeport is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,186 at the 2000 census. It lies across the Ohio River from Wheeling, West Virginia, and is connected by two bridges to Wheeling Island in the Ohio River.



Bridgeport is located at 40°4′20″N 80°44′37″W / 40.07222°N 80.74361°W / 40.07222; -80.74361 (40.072092, -80.743542),[3] along the Ohio River at the mouth of Wheeling Creek.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,186 people, 973 households, and 586 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,569.0 people per square mile (607.2/km²). There were 1,090 housing units at an average density of 782.3/sq mi (302.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.81% White, 7.55% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 973 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.89.

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