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Bridgewater, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Bridgewater Census Designated Place (historical) had a population of 8,037 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.9904 and longitude -70.975 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Bridgewater Census Designated Place (historical) 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 (historical) (GNIS ID: 2377995) has a X0 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a non-governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Bridgewater Centre.

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Bridgewater, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bridgewater, MA Housing Affordability Index is 89
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bridgewater, MA Wealth Index is 77
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,037
Population in Households 5,365
Population in Familes 3,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,672
Population Density 3,531
Diversity Index1 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,865
Average Household Income $88,538
Per Capita Income $27,506
Wealth Index3 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,058 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,440 (54.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $373,726
Housing Affordability Index2 89
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,498
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,196
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.27% 0.3%
Households 0.41% 0.39%
Families 0.55% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

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, 2019 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 # 91 63rd
Population Density # 37 85th
Diversity Index # 76 70th
Median Household Income # 163 34th
Per Capita Income # 218 12th

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