Bridgeport, New York

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Bridgeport is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located partly in the Town of Sullivan in Madison County, New York and partly in the Town of Cicero in Onondaga County, New York. The population was 1,678 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Bridgeport is located at 43°9′16″N 75°58′30″W / 43.15444°N 75.975°W / 43.15444; -75.975 (43.154472, -75.974888)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the hamlet's total area is 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²).

Bridgeport straddles the northward-flowing Chittenango Creek, which serves as the boundary between Onondaga County, New York's Town of Cicero, New York on the west side of the creek and Madison County, New York's Town of Sullivan, New York on the east side of the creek. The hamlet's namesake bridge spans the creek, which empties into Oneida Lake 2.25 linear miles approximately north-northwest of the bridge. There is no other bridge across Chittenango Creek north of Bridgeport, nor one within several linear miles to the south.

New York State Route 31 is an east-west highway through the community (the bridge over Chittenango Creek is on Route 31); the north end of New York State Route 298 terminates at Route 31 in the hamlet, just west of Chittenango Creek.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,678 people, 639 households, and 431 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 912.4 per square mile (353.2/km²). There were 685 housing units at an average density of 375.4/sq mi (145.3/km²). The racial makeup of the area was 96.10% White, 1.20% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.42% Asian, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 639 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13.

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