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Greater Bridgeport is the centered on the city of in the state of . The area is located in and consists of the city of Bridgeport and five surrounding towns – , , , , and . The Bridgeport area has a population of more than 305,000. Greater Bridgeport is part of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury metropolitan statistical area, which consists of all of . The estimated 2015 county population was 948,053.


Definitions


Greater Bridgeport Region

The smallest official definition of Greater Bridgeport is the area under the authority of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency, which oversees transportation, land use and economic development planning for its member towns. The region consists of the six towns indicated in the introduction.


Bridgeport Labor Market Area

The Bridgeport Labor Market Area includes the core region above and also extends northeast into and the (including , , , , , and ) for a total of 13 towns.


Bridgeport-Stamford NECTA

The of and are contiguous and considered by the as a single urban core. The towns containing this merged urbanized area, plus surrounding towns with significant commuter interchange to the central towns, are grouped together as the ''Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk ''. The area contains 25 towns and includes the Greater Bridgeport Region, the , the , and the additional outlying towns of , , , , , and . As of the 2000 census, the population of the NECTA was 892,283 A slightly smaller definition known as the ''Southwest Service Delivery Area'' consists of the Greater Bridgeport Region, the Lower Naugatuck Valley (including Oxford), the Gold Coast, and the town of Milford (20 towns).


Metropolitan Statistical Area

The MSA associated with Bridgeport is the ''Bridgeport–Stamford–Norwalk–Danbury MSA'' and consists of the entirety of with 23 towns.U.S. Census Bureau
- Definitions of MSAs While statistically similar in terms of population and extent to the NECTA definition, the MSA includes the city of and its suburbs, and excludes the Valley region.


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See also

* for the contiguous urbanized area that goes along the whole coast of * which is part of the Bridgeport Labor Market Area {{Northeast Megalopolis Northeast megalopolis