Bridgewater, NJ
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Bridgewater is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 39,841 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bridgewater is the 43rd 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.

Bridgewater is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bridgewater is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgewater who work in management occupations (13.94%), sales jobs (12.04%), and office and administrative support (11.81%).

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.

If knowledge is power, Bridgewater is a pretty powerful place. 56.14% of the adults in Bridgewater have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Bridgewater in 2010 was $47,791, 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 $191,164 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 10.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bridgewater include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bridgewater's cultural character, accounting for 25.17% of the town’s population.

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