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Bridgeport, Nebraska
Main Street
Main Street
Location of Bridgeport, Nebraska
Location of Bridgeport, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Morrill
Area
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
3,665 ft (1,117 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,545
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,472
 • Density 1,282.23/sq mi (495.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69336
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-06295
GNIS feature ID 0827643
Website cityofbport.com

Bridgeport is a city in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,454 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Morrill County.

History

Bridgeport had its start in the year 1899 by the building of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad through that territory. The town that sprang up took its name from a bridge over the North Platte River. Bridgeport was incorporated as a village in 1901.

Geography

Bridgeport is located at 41°40′4″N 103°5′56″W / 41.66778°N 103.09889°W / 41.66778; -103.09889 (41.667643, -103.098787).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 541
1920 1,235 128.3%
1930 1,421 15.1%
1940 1,520 7.0%
1950 1,631 7.3%
1960 1,645 0.9%
1970 1,490 −9.4%
1980 1,668 11.9%
1990 1,581 −5.2%
2000 1,594 0.8%
2010 1,545 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,545 people, 644 households, and 407 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,343.5 inhabitants per square mile (518.7/km2). There were 728 housing units at an average density of 633.0 per square mile (244.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.1% White, 0.5% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 8.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.2% of the population.

There were 644 households, of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19% 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 3.01.

The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Education

The Bridgeport Public Schools school district has one elementary school and one junior/senior high school, both located in Bridgeport.

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