Bridgewater is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,951 people and just one neighborhood, Bridgewater is the 114th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Bridgewater is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bridgewater is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgewater who work in sales jobs (16.18%), office and administrative support (9.85%) and management occupations (9.81%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Bridgewater is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Bridgewater to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
The overall crime rate in Bridgewater is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One of the benefits of Bridgewater is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.14 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small town, Bridgewater does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.