Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT



Total Population: 948,053

(An increase of 3.41 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 182,720
  • Language Spoken at Home - 236,638

Quick Facts

  • The foreign-born population is currently growing faster than the native population.

  • Approximately 20% of the population is foreign-born, which is the largest percentage in the state.

  • Over 25% of the population speaks a language other than English at home in the metro area, and over 47% speak a language other than English at home in the city of Bridgeport itself.

  • The Latino population is the largest and fastest growing ethnic population in the greater Bridgeport area.


Profile

Historically, the city of Bridgeport is one of the oldest settlements in America, even though it was not officially known as Bridgeport from the start. During it early stages of development, the city's primary source of immigration was from Western Europe. There is still a descent European population in the city, and there is evidence of the impact of these European immigrants found throughout the city. The Italian and Polish population were the most influential, and still continue to influence the social and cultural landscape of the city today.

However, more recently the area has begun to see a shift in its ethnic makeup. Since the early 1980's the area has seen a steady rise in the Latino population. Today the Latino immigrant population accounts for nearly three-quarters of the total foreign-born population in Bridgeport. A large majority of these Hispanic immigrants have located themselves within the city limits, and the population is continuing to grow in size by the year.

There has also been significant growth and development over recent years in the suburbs surrounding Bridgeport. This has led to rise in the immigrant population from the Asian countries. Although the Asian population is small in size relative to the overall population, it is projected to steadily increase over the next several decades. East Asian immigrants from China, and Southeast and South Asian immigrants from countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines, and India have seen significant population growth since the year 2000. As the Suburbs continue to grow and expand, the area can expect to continue to see a growing population from these countries.


People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism4,231
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,102
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,019
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana2,169
HaitianHaitiAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity8,520
JamaicanJamaicaAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity10,073
SerbSerbiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity3,929
PortuguesePortugalEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity5,187
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox9,360
ArmenianArmeniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox282
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox4,384
DominicanDominican RepublicAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal4,447
SalvadoranEl SalvadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal2,651
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal10,700
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant1,370
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant3,038
AfrikanerSouth AfricaSub-Saharan African PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant777
GhanaianGhanaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant575
CubanCubaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,262
Costa RicanCosta RicaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,174
HonduranHondurasAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic2,750
ArgentineArgentinaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,349
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic6,919
EcuadorianEcuadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic11,205
PeruvianPeruAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic4,576