Bridgeport, Pennsylvania

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Bridgeport is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) north of Philadelphia on the Schuylkill River. The old-time industries were paper, flour, cotton, and woolen mills, steel works, brickyards, etc. Bridgeport is six miles (10 km) east of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, General George Washington and the Continental Army passed through Bridgeport on their way to their winter encampment in Valley Forge. 3,097 people lived in Bridgeport in 1900; 3,860 in 1910; and 5,904 in 1940. The population was 4,371 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Bridgeport is located at 40°6′14″N 75°20′35″W / 40.10389°N 75.34306°W / 40.10389; -75.34306 (40.103875, -75.343188)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (13.33%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,371 people, 1,983 households, and 1,070 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,679.9 people per square mile (2,596.4/km²). There were 2,088 housing units at an average density of 3,190.9/sq mi (1,240.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.44% White, 2.68% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.43% Asian, 1.26% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.84% of the population.

There were 1,983 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.0% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.97.

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