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Population (year 2000): 22,771. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,959 (+5.2% change)
Males: 12,899 (56.6%), Females: 9,872 (43.4%)

Median resident age: 31.5 years
Median household income: $26,923 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Bridgeton:

  • Black (41.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.2%)
  • Hispanic (24.5%)
  • Other race (13.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • American Indian (2.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (5.9%), Irish (5.8%), Italian (5.7%), English (4.4%), United States (2.8%), Subsaharan African (1.5%).

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Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 6.2 square miles

Bridgeton,

For population 25 years and over in Bridgeton

  • High school or higher: 57.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgeton city

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

12.4% Foreign born (11.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,369 (+17.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Vineland, (15.3 miles pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (39.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NJ (3.5 miles Fairton, Farms, NJ (5.0 miles Seabrook NJ (5.0 miles Shiloh, NJ (6.9 miles Cedarville, NJ (7.7 miles Rosenhayn, NJ (9.0 miles Olivet, NJ Elmer, (11.9 miles NJ (12.6 miles Alloway,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1 building, cost: $40,700
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $29,900
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $44,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $91,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $28,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $18,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2004: 213 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 2005: 167 buildings, average cost: $64,900

Latitude: 39.43 N, Longitude: 75.23 W

Area codes: 856, 609


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Manufacturing (17.6%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +169 (+0.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,957 (30.2%)


 

Crime in Bridgeton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 3 6 3
    per 100,000 8.8 13.2 26.3 13.2
Rapes 8 12 21 14
    per 100,000 35.1 52.7 92.2 61.5
Robberies 117 103 125 135
    per 100,000 513.8 452.3 548.9 592.9
Assaults 240 186 233 252
    per 100,000 1054.0 816.8 1023.2 1106.7
Burglaries 319 268 320 284
    per 100,000 1400.9 1176.9 1405.3 1247.2
Thefts 663 643 613 718
    per 100,000 2911.6 2823.8 2692.0 3153.1
Auto thefts 80 82 99 83
    per 100,000 351.3 360.1 434.8 364.5
630.4 557.5 673.4 679.5


Average climate in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bridgeton,

Bridgeton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Bridgeton city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/13/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Bridgeton:
  • SOUTH JERSEY HOSPITAL SYSTEM (333 IRVING AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bridgeton:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SALEM COUNTY (about 17 miles; SALEM, NJ)
  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; DOVER, DE)
  • ROCKFORD CENTER (about 27 miles; NEWARK, DE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bridgeton:
  • DOVER AFB (about 27 miles; DOVER, DE; ID: DOV)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 31 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 31 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; ID: ILG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bridgeton:
  • LI CALZI (about 3 miles; BRIDGETON, NJ; ID: N50)
  • BUCKS (about 5 miles; BRIDGETON, NJ; ID: 00N)
  • MILLVILLE MUNI (about 13 miles; MILLVILLE, NJ; ID: MIV)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 25 $67,588 $32,442 4 $1,654


College/University in Bridgeton:
  • SJHS SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (Location: IRVING & MAGNOLIA; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgeton:
  • ROWAN UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; GLASSBORO, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,587)
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SEWELL, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,641)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 27 miles; NEWARK, DE; FT enrollment: 17,786)
  • CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; BLACKWOOD, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,662)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 30 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; FT enrollment: 3,087)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 31 miles; CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 3,646)
Public high schools in Bridgeton:
  • BRIDGETON HIGH (Students: 1,001; Location: 111 N.WEST AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CUMBERLAND CO TECH ED CT (Students: 36; Location: 601 BRIDGETON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bridgeton:
  • BRIDGETON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,047; Location: 251 WEST BROAD STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • HOPEWELL CREST (Students: 553; Location: 122 SEWALL ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • INDIAN AVE (Students: 524; Location: 399 INDIAN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • CHERRY STREET (Students: 504; Location: 11 CHERRY STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • BUCKSHUTEM ROAD (Students: 498; Location: 550 BUCKSHUTEM ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • WEST AVE (Students: 453; Location: 51 NORTH WEST AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • QUARTER MILE LANE (Students: 321; Location: 300 QUARTER MILE LANE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • FAIRFIELD T PRIM FAIRTON (Students: 303; Location: 13 RAMAH ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • FAIRFIELD T MIDDLE GOULDT (Students: 257; Location: 1112 BRIDGETON-MILLVILLE PIKE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • STOW CREEK TOWNSHIP (Students: 138; Location: 11 GUM TREE CORNER ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Bridgeton:
  • WOODLAND COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 166; Location: 1216 ROADSTOWN RD.; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTIION SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 398 N PEARL STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BRIDGETON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 27 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • UPPER DEERFIELD PRE-SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 122 DEERFIELD PIKE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DEVEREUX-NJCA (Students: 36; Location: 186 ROADSTOWN ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • COHANSEY SDA SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: 256 PECKS CORNER COHANSEY RD; Grades: KG - 7)
Libraries in Bridgeton:
  • CUMBERLAND COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,108,967; Location: 800 E. COMMERCE STREET; 260,829 books; 2,834 audio materials; 2,602 video materials; 253 serial subscriptions)
  • BRIDGETON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $350,059; Location: 150 E. COMMERCE ST.; 64,575 books; 724 audio materials; 1,916 video materials; 93 serial subscriptions)

Lakes and reservoirs: Eddy Pond (A), Mary Elmer Lake (B), East Lake (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Fields Branch (A), Jackson Run (B), Muddy Run (C).

Parks in Bridgeton include: Bridgeton City Park (1), City Park (2).


Bridgeton compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgeton:
  • WSNJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNJC (1360 AM; 5 kW; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: FORSYTHE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIP (610 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTMR (800 AM; 5 kW; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: WTMR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgeton:
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNJB-FM (89.3 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: NJ PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WVLT (92.1 FM; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGLS-FM (89.7 FM; GLASSBORO, NJ; Owner: ROWAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WNJS-FM (88.1 FM; BERLIN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgeton:
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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