Bridgewater, NJ

Bridgewater profile

Living in Bridgewater

Bridgewater is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 38,767 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 88.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bridgewater is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgewater who work in management occupations (17.23%), sales jobs (9.85%), and computer science and math (9.16%).

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.

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, Bridgewater’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Bridgewater, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.52 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bridgewater. 57.02% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bridgewater in 2018 was $52,842, 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 $211,368 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. Important ancestries of people in Bridgewater include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Bridgewater also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.57%.

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