Bridgewater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,805 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bridgewater is the 68th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Bridgewater are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Also of interest is that Bridgewater has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Bridgewater is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Bridgewater enrolled in college, Bridgewater has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
The overall crime rate in Bridgewater is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One downside of living in Bridgewater, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.84 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Bridgewater citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.68% of adults in Bridgewater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bridgewater in 2018 was $41,188, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,752 for a family of four.
Bridgewater is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bridgewater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bridgewater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bridgewater include Irish, Italian, English, Portuguese, and German.
The most common language spoken in Bridgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.