Bridgewater is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 27,619 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bridgewater is the 70th 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.
Bridgewater is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bridgewater is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgewater who work in office and administrative support (13.35%), sales jobs (13.27%), and management occupations (12.00%).
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.
In addition, Bridgewater is a college town. There are a lot of students in Bridgewater attending college, and as a result Bridgewater provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One downside of living in Bridgewater, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.82 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Bridgewater is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.79% of adults in Bridgewater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bridgewater in 2018 was $34,047, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,188 for a family of four. However, Bridgewater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bridgewater is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Bridgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.