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Population (year 2000): 6,634. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,821 (+2.8% change)
Males: 3,244 (48.9%), Females: 3,390 (51.1%)

Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $55,958 (year 2000)
Median house value: $173,500 (year 2000)

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Races in West Bridgewater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (31.5%), English (19.0%), Italian (16.5%), Swedish (6.8%), French (6.2%), German (5.0%).

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For population 25 years and over in West Bridgewater

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Bridgewater town

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

3.6% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (4.5 miles Brockton, pop. 94,304).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (21.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (219.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.1 miles Bridgewater, Bridgewater, MA (3.5 miles East MA (4.5 miles Brockton, Center, MA (6.5 miles Raynham MA (6.5 miles Whitman, MA (6.6 miles Raynham, MA (8.1 miles Avon,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $212,600

Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 71.01 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Retail trade (17.5%), Manufacturing (11.9%).

Crime in West Bridgewater (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (43.9 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (43.9 per 100,000)
  • 4 assaults (58.5 per 100,000)
  • 37 burglaries (540.9 per 100,000)
  • 136 thefts (1988.0 per 100,000)
  • 28 auto thefts (409.3 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 198.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Average climate in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Bridgewater-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the West 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 40.2 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.


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Main business address for: BOSTON BIOMEDICA INC (IN VITRO & IN VIVO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES).


Hospitals/medical centers near West Bridgewater:
  • CARITAS GOOD SAMARITAN MED CTR (about 5 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • BROCKTON HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • NEW ENGLAND SINIAI HOSP & REHAB CENTER (about 10 miles; STOUGHTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Bridgewater:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 23 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 36 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 37 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Bridgewater:
  • TAUNTON MUNI (about 11 miles; TAUNTON, MA; ID: TAN)
  • CRANLAND (about 13 miles; HANSON, MA; ID: 28M)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 13 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)

Amtrak station near West Bridgewater:
  • 17 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Bridgewater:
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 4 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,843)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 7 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; QUINCY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 21 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,497)
Public high school in West Bridgewater:
  • WEST BRIDGEWATER JR-SR (Students: 439; Location: 155 WEST CENTER; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Bridgewater:
  • ROSE L MACDONALD (Students: 244; Location: STEPPING STONE DR; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • HOWARD SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 70 HOWARD STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • SPRING STREET SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 2 SPRING STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in West Bridgewater:
  • WEST BRIDGEWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $272,429; Location: 80 HOWARD STREET; 50,885 books; 1,433 audio materials; 887 video materials; 143 serial subscriptions)

West Bridgewater compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in West Bridgewater:
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMSX (1410 AM; 1 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Bridgewater:
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBIM-FM (91.5 FM; BRIDGEWATER, MA; Owner: BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE)
  • 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)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Bridgewater:
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, 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)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • 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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