West Bridgewater is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,060 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Bridgewater is the 217th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in West Bridgewater was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Housing costs in West 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Bridgewater is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Bridgewater is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Bridgewater who work in office and administrative support (15.30%), sales jobs (11.62%) and management occupations (9.08%).
Also of interest is that West Bridgewater has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
West Bridgewater is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West Bridgewater’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in West Bridgewater, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.20 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In West Bridgewater, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though West Bridgewater is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of West Bridgewater citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.82% of adults in West Bridgewater have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in West Bridgewater in 2010 was $33,334, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,336 for a family of four. However, West Bridgewater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call West Bridgewater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Bridgewater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Bridgewater include Irish, Italian, English, French, German and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in West Bridgewater is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|WEST BRIDGEWATER INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,315|
|WEST BRIDGEWATER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||84.64%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||15.36%|
|TYPE OF WEST BRIDGEWATER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||82.68%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.50%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.74%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.91%|
|SIZE OF WEST BRIDGEWATER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.64%|
|AGE OF WEST BRIDGEWATER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.85%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||32.99%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||27.01%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||33.15%|
|WEST BRIDGEWATER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$348,988|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,194|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||3.10%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||2.05%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||10.45%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||32.65%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||26.35%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||17.00%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||6.70%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||0.95%|
|PEOPLE OF WEST BRIDGEWATER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.39%|
|5 TO 17||17.82%|
|18 TO 24||8.58%|
|25 TO 34||8.55%|
|35 TO 54||29.19%|
|55 TO 64||14.05%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.42%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.36%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$81,573|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,334|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.07%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (14.44%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.25%)
Public Service (4.28%)
Information Technology (2.85%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.06%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.17%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.63%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.27%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.28%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (34.68%)
French Canadian (4.96%)
Cape Verdean (4.18%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (94.87%)
French Creole (1.14%)
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