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Population (year 2000): 25,185. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,720 (+2.1% change)
Males: 13,233 (52.5%), Females: 11,952 (47.5%)

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Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $65,318 (year 2000)
Median house value: $196,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Bridgewater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.5%)
  • Other race (6.2%)
  • Black (4.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (30.8%), Italian (17.7%), English (13.9%), Portuguese (5.9%), French (5.8%), German (5.6%).

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Elevation: 104 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Bridgewater,

For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater town

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

4.5% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.0% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (7.2 miles Brockton, pop. 94,304).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (24.3 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (221.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Bridgewater, Bridgewater, MA (3.1 miles West Bridgewater, MA (3.1 miles East Center, MA (6.3 miles Raynham MA (6.8 miles Whitman, MA (7.2 miles Brockton, MA (7.5 miles Raynham, MA (7.6 miles Halifax,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 143 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1997: 114 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 1998: 155 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1999: 142 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2003: 79 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $151,500

Latitude: 41.99 N, Longitude: 70.97 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.1%), Retail trade (14.6%).


 

Crime in Bridgewater by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 1 4 2
    per 100,000 19.9 4.0 15.9 7.9
Robberies 1 1 2 3
    per 100,000 4.0 4.0 7.9 11.9
Assaults 7 10 15 19
    per 100,000 27.8 39.7 59.6 75.4
Burglaries 55 59 81 53
    per 100,000 218.4 234.3 321.6 210.4
Thefts 331 247 288 187
    per 100,000 1314.3 980.7 1143.5 742.5
Auto thefts 25 29 26 35
    per 100,000 99.3 115.1 103.2 139.0
90.5 75.6 97.2 77.4


Average climate in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bridgewater,

Bridgewater-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Bridgewater city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.3 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: CHASE CORP (ELECTRIC LIGHTING & WIRING EQUIPMENT).


Hospitals/medical centers near Bridgewater:
  • BROCKTON HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • CARITAS GOOD SAMARITAN MED CTR (about 8 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • MORTON HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; TAUNTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bridgewater:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 25 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 36 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 40 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bridgewater:
  • TAUNTON MUNI (about 9 miles; TAUNTON, MA; ID: TAN)
  • MONPONSETT POND (about 10 miles; HALIFAX, MA; ID: MA6)
  • CRANLAND (about 10 miles; HANSON, MA; ID: 28M)

Amtrak station near Bridgewater:
  • 20 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Bridgewater:
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,843; Public; Website: www.bridgew.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bridgewater:
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; BROCKTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,161)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; QUINCY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,497)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 24 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 25 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
Public high school in Bridgewater:
  • BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM REG (Students: 1,563; Location: 166 MT PROSPECT STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bridgewater:
  • BRIDGEWATER ELEM (Students: 1,360; Location: 500 SOUTH STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • WILLIAMS MIDDLE (Students: 1,171; Location: 200 SOUTH STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • BURNELL CAMPUS SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 66 HOOPER STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Bridgewater:
  • JOYFUL LEARNING/SOUTHBROOK SCH (Students: 242; Location: 792 PLYMOUTH ST; Grades: PK - 4)
Library in Bridgewater:
  • BRIDGEWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $979,353; Location: 15 SOUTH ST.; 118,867 books; 2,930 audio materials; 2,729 video materials; 166 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bridgewater: Campus Plaza (A), Clement C Maxwell Library (B), Bridgewater Public Library (C), Bridgewater Town Hall (D), Bridgewater Town Hall Annex (E).

Shopping Center: Campus Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Bridgewater include: Central Square Congregational Church (A), Trinity Episcopal Church (B), First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (C), Gammons Memorial United Church (D).

Cemetery: Mount Prospect Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Brook (A).


Bridgewater compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgewater:
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVBF (1530 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLEBOROUGH CENTER, MA; Owner: STEVEN J. CALLAHAN)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMSX (1410 AM; 1 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgewater:
  • WBIM-FM (91.5 FM; BRIDGEWATER, MA; Owner: BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgewater:
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)

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