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- Overall score: 86.13
- Health care & outcomes: 82.94
- Community engagement: 96.90
- General livability: 79.62
- Population: 943,823
Located along the Long Island Sound, Bridgeport is a port city with five historic districts. The metro’s residents are more likely than residents in most other metros to have earned a bachelor’s degree with nearby universities including the University of Connecticut-Stamford, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart University. Residents of the Bridgeport metro area are also less likely to be obese. With such close proximity to the water, residents can visit the public beaches at Cove Island Park and Cummings Park to swim, sunbathe, or go for a jog along the shore.