East Bridgewater is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,343 people and three constituent neighborhoods, East Bridgewater is the 138th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in East 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.
Unlike some towns, East Bridgewater isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Bridgewater are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Bridgewater is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Bridgewater who work in office and administrative support (14.38%), sales jobs (10.30%), and management occupations (10.17%).
Also of interest is that East Bridgewater has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, East Bridgewater is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Bridgewater a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Bridgewater has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Bridgewater’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in East Bridgewater is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Bridgewater, the average commute to work is 31.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The overall education level of East Bridgewater is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.31% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in East Bridgewater in 2010 was $36,097, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,388 for a family of four.
The people who call East Bridgewater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Bridgewater residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Bridgewater include Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in East Bridgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.