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Bridgewater, NJ
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Bridgewater profile

Living in Bridgewater

Bridgewater is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 32,125 people and six associated neighborhoods, Bridgewater is the 52nd largest community in New Jersey.

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 New Jersey.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Bridgewater telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.59% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Bridgewater is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bridgewater really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bridgewater perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bridgewater, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bridgewater is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.51% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bridgewater in 2018 was $59,979, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $239,916 for a family of four.

Bridgewater is an extremely 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 Asian. Bridgewater also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bridgewater include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bridgewater's cultural character, accounting for 31.04% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Bridgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.