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Bridgewater, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Bridgewater Census Designated Place had a population of 8,113 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Bridgewater Centre.

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Bridgewater, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,113
Population in Households 5,333
Population in Familes 3,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,780
Population Density2 3,564
Diversity Index3 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,736
Average Household Income $80,620
Per Capita Income $31,033

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,039 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,439 (55.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $288,778
Average Home Value $308,085
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,479
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,188
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.41% 0.35%
Households 0.36% 0.47%
Families 0.53% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

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, 2018 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 # 37 85th
Diversity Index # 78 68th
Median Household Income # 140 43rd
Per Capita Income # 192 22nd

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