Located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Pequonnock River, Bridgeport is one of the largest municipalities in Connecticut, with around 148,345 residents calling this port city home.
Ranked among the top 25 culturally diverse cities in the U.S., this city sits on what was once the tribal land of the Paugussett until English settlers arrived in the 1600s. The area was incorporated as a town in 1821 and got its name because of the need for bridges to cross the Pequonnock River. In 1836, it was reincorporated as a city.
Thirty-five years later, in 1871, resident and showman P.T. Barnum became mayor, housing his circus in four houses he had built in the area during the winter. This New England city had several firsts in the years that followed, becoming the site of the world’s first mutual telephone exchange in 1877, the home to the first dental hygiene school in 1949, and the first bank telephone bill service in 1981. Today, it’s known as “Park City,” boasting 35 parks on 1,300 acres of public land.
All drivers must meet state-mandated coverage requirements. Keep reading to learn more about Connecticut car insurance, including the average monthly rates based on age and zip code.