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Bridgewater, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Bridgewater Census Designated Place had a population of 7,940 as of July 1, 2017. Bridgewater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgewater is located at latitude 41.9883 and longitude -70.9702 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Bridgewater Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Bridgewater Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377995) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bridgewater Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bridgewater, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bridgewater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Bridgewater Centre.

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Bridgewater, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,940
Daytime Population: Workers 3,366
Daytime Population: Residents 3,325
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,691
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 5,132
Population in Familes 3,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,808
Population Density2 3,488
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $65,862
Average Household Income $77,517
Per Capita Income $29,932


Total Housing Units 2,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 985 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,400 (53.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $272,786
Average Home Value $292,792


Total Households 2,385
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,139
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.1%
Households -0.12% 0.11%
Families 0.02% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Bridgewater, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgewater to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 89 64th
Population Density # 36 86th
Diversity Index # 78 69th
Median Household Income # 145 41st
Per Capita Income # 191 23rd

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