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Bridgewater is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 27,472 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 85.40% 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 (16.24%), sales jobs (13.35%) and management occupations (10.68%).
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Bridgewater, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Bridgewater provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One downside of living in Bridgewater is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bridgewater, the average commute to work is 30.82 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bridgewater use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bridgewater‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
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: 34.61% of adults in Bridgewater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bridgewater in 2010 was $33,204, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,816 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, Portuguese and German.
The most common language spoken in Bridgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||7,772|
|BRIDGEWATER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||63.24%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||36.76%|
|TYPE OF BRIDGEWATER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||64.70%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||15.07%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||12.85%|
|SIZE OF BRIDGEWATER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.75%|
|AGE OF BRIDGEWATER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.55%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||53.61%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||14.11%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||19.74%|
|BRIDGEWATER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$379,852|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,481|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.99%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.47%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||12.92%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||25.62%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||33.11%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||14.12%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||10.64%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||0.50%|
|PEOPLE OF BRIDGEWATER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.26%|
|5 TO 17||14.07%|
|18 TO 24||19.58%|
|25 TO 34||11.63%|
|35 TO 54||27.00%|
|55 TO 64||11.82%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||11.63%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||91.87%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$88,481|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,204|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.26%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (16.21%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.58%)
Public Service (4.16%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.12%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.05%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.07%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.52%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.02%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (36.21%)
French Canadian (3.31%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (90.08%)
French Creole (1.12%)
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