Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 7,841.
Population change since 2000: +17.7%
Males: 3,847  (49.1%)
Females: 3,994  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

22.6 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02324.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,255 (it was $46,237 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$72,255
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,906 (it was $20,301 in 2000)

Bridgewater CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $311,258 (it was $147,300 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$311,258
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $330,791; detached houses: $404,359; townhouses or other attached units: $204,620; in 2-unit structures: $224,192; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $531,157; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $192,580

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,398.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bridgewater: 136.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Black residents, 80.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Bridgewater, MA (2010)
    • 6,83787.2%White alone
    • 3604.6%Black alone
    • 2923.7%Hispanic
    • 1612.1%Two or more races
    • 1381.8%Asian alone
    • 410.5%Other race alone
    • 120.2%American Indian alone

Races in Bridgewater detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Bridgewater, Massachusetts as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bridgewater is 962 to 1.


Crime rates in Bridgewater by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(19.4)
4
(15.7)
11
(39.6)
4
(14.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(11.7)
3
(11.6)
4
(15.5)
5
(19.6)
2
(7.2)
1
(3.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(70.2)
12
(46.4)
28
(108.7)
42
(164.4)
65
(234.1)
52
(188.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
66
(257.3)
98
(378.7)
41
(159.1)
59
(231.0)
20
(72.0)
29
(105.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
196
(764.1)
137
(529.5)
131
(508.4)
166
(649.8)
120
(432.1)
81
(293.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(85.8)
13
(50.2)
14
(54.3)
11
(43.1)
15
(54.0)
6
(21.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.8)
2
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)82.364.577.796.9107.371.2

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City-data.com crime index in Bridgewater, MA

Crime rate in Bridgewater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 41 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Ancestries: Irish (27.4%), Portuguese (7.3%), Haitian (6.9%), American (5.0%), Italian (4.4%), Brazilian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1656

Elevation: 104 feet

Land area: 2.20 square miles.

Population density: 3,564 people per square mile   (average).

Bridgewater, Massachusetts map

685 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America, 1.6% Europe, 1.5% Asia, 0.9% Africa).

This place:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,604 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,149 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brockton, MA (6.9 miles , pop. 94,304).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (23.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (169.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

East Bridgewater, MA (1.8 miles ),
West Bridgewater, MA (1.8 miles ),
Raynham, MA (2.3 miles ),
Raynham Center, MA (2.3 miles ),
Halifax, MA (2.5 miles ),
Whitman, MA (2.6 miles ),
Brockton, MA (2.6 miles ),
Middleborough Center, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.99 N, Longitude: 70.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +561 (+6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,106 (23.8%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Distribution of median household income in Bridgewater, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bridgewater, MA in 2017
Bridgewater satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2003: 79 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2006: 56 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2013: 29 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2014: 28 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2016: 28 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2017: 47 buildings, average cost: $201,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Bridgewater, MA residents
Average permit cost in Bridgewater, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Historical population in Bridgewater, MA
Historical housing units in Bridgewater, MA
Most common industries in Bridgewater, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.0%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Bridgewater, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.4. This is about average.

City:

83.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.223. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.223
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.31. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.389. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.389
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.77. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.77
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0129. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0129
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Bridgewater-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Bridgewater place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bridgewater-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.9 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.2 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 221.2 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bridgewater topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Bridgewater:

  • BRIDGEWATER NURSING HOME (16 PLEASANT STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bridgewater:

  • FORGE POND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-SACHEM (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF WEST BRIDGEWATER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA)
  • LIFECARE AT HOME OF MASSACHUSETTS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA)
  • SOUTHWOOD LONG TERM CARE - OLD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BROCKTON, MA)
  • WOODRIDGE HOUSE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BROCKTON, MA)
  • WOODRIDGE HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BROCKTON, MA)

Amtrak station near Bridgewater:

  • 18 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.

Operable nuclear power plant near Bridgewater:

  • 16 miles: Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA.

College/University in Bridgewater:

  • Bridgewater State University (Full-time enrollment: 9,802; Location: 131 Summer Street; Public; Website: www.bridgew.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bridgewater:

  • Massasoit Community College (about 6 miles; Brockton, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,442)
  • Stonehill College (about 8 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Quincy College (about 19 miles; Quincy, MA; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Curry College (about 19 miles; Milton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Bristol Community College (about 21 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston (about 23 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 12,625)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (about 25 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,418)

Public high school in Bridgewater:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bridgewater:

Private elementary/middle school in Bridgewater:

  • JOYFUL LEARNING - SOUTHBROOK ACADEMY (Students: 231, Location: 792 PLYMOUTH ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Bridgewater

Library in Bridgewater:

  • BRIDGEWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $536,252; Location: 15 SOUTH ST.; 109,678 books; 523 e-books; 4,964 audio materials; 4,453 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is a Catholic Church in Bridgewater - Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, 103 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bridgewater: Campus Plaza (A), Bridgewater Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), The Clement C Maxwell Library (C), Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Library Media Center (D), Bridgewater Public Library (E), Bridgewater Town Hall (F), Bridgewater Town Hall Annex (G), Clement C Maxwell Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Campus Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Bridgewater: CHASE CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bridgewater include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Gammons Memorial United Church (B), First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (C), Central Square Congregational Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Summer Street Cemetery (1), Trinity Church Cemetery (2), Mount Prospect Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Town River Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Justice Resource Institute - Justice Programs- Juvenille Court Clinic Pro (63 Main Street Suite 6).

Birthplace of: Mickey Cochrane - Baseball player, George Leonard Andrews - Union Army general, Marc Colombo - Football player, Bass Otis - Artist, Edward Leonard King - Football player and coach, Elijah Hayward - Ohio politician and jurist, Nathaniel Ames - Physician, Barzillai Gannett - Politician, Brenda Maddox - Biographer and journalist, Nahum Mitchell - Politician.

Plymouth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bridgewater and their reported violations in the past:

BRIDGEWATER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 23,368, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MCI BRIDGEWATER (Population served: 3,218, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2007)
  • Notification, State - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2007)
  • Notification, State - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

47.3%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.1%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Bridgewater in 2010:

  • 2,656 people in college/university student housing
  • 39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bridgewater in 2000:

  • 1,198 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 35 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in Bridgewater (2011 data):

  • Bridgewater Savings Bank: Bridgewater Center Branch at 14 Main Street, branch established on 2000/05/01; Bridgewater Branch at 1400 Pleasant Street, branch established on 1997/11/17. Info updated 2010/02/03: Bank assets: $491.1 mil, Deposits: $376.9 mil, headquarters in Raynham, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Bridgewater Financial, Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Bridgewater Branch at 20 Central Square, branch established on 1949/01/03. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Mechanics' Co-operative Bank: Bridgewater Co-Operative Bank Branch at 72 Main Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $386.4 mil, Deposits: $340.4 mil, headquarters in Taunton, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mechanics Bancorp, Mhc
  • Mayflower Co-operative Bank: Bridgewater Branch at 5 Scotland Boulevard, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $248.0 mil, Deposits: $222.9 mil, headquarters in Middleboro, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mayflower Bancorp, Inc
  • Rockland Trust Company: Campus Plaza Bridgewater Branch at 233 Broad St, branch established on 1974/02/20. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Bridgewater Branch at 755 Bedford Street, branch established on 1988/01/15. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • The Community Bank, A Massachusetts Cooperative Bank: Bridgewater Branch at 110 Main Street, branch established on 1999/09/06. Info updated 2011/01/14: Bank assets: $324.2 mil, Deposits: $283.4 mil, headquarters in Brockton, MA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Campello Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater:

Marital status in Bridgewater, MA
  • Never married: 64.7%
  • Now married: 25.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bridgewater
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bridgewater, MA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic165,98535
Mainline Protestant23,72491
Evangelical Protestant13,15996
Other6,12943
Orthodox1,1403
Black Protestant6115
None284,171-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
Plymouth County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Plymouth County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 139
Here:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 361
Plymouth County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Plymouth County:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

21.7%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

16.3%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bridgewater:

54.8%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.5%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Bridgewater:

27.3
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.8%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.0%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bridgewater:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bridgewater:

30.8%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

63.2%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.8%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bridgewater, MA Residents

5.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($973 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Norfolk County, MA  1.54% ($73,217 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.77% ($54,989)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.74% ($92,003)


5.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Norfolk County, MA  1.04% ($61,444 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.94% ($49,456)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($68,598)
Businesses in Bridgewater, MA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Jones New York1
Burger King2KFC1
Burlington Coat Factory1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS1McDonald's1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts6Subway1
FedEx2T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Home Depot1Walgreens1

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)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVBF (1530 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLEBOROUGH CENTER, MA; Owner: STEVEN J. CALLAHAN)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • 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 Bridgewater:

  • WBIM-FM (91.5 FM; BRIDGEWATER, MA; Owner: BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgewater:

  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
Bridgewater fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bridgewater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.9mTotal length
  • $5,710,000Total costs
  • 47,307Total average daily traffic
  • 4,410Total average daily truck traffic
  • 107,234Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Sean O'Malley, Pole 8, Lot 3a (Lat: 41.971667 Lon: -71.023611), Type: 55.8, Overall height: 55.8 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Bosto-n, Phone: (617) 585-7600
  • Sean O'Malley, Pole 8, Lot 3a (Lat: 41.971667 Lon: -71.023611), Type: 55.8, Overall height: 55.8 m, Registrant: Faa/Fcc Compliance Specialist, Bosto-n, Phone: (617) 585-7600
  • Tim McDougall, Pole 8, Lot 3a ( 091560 ) (Lat: 41.971722 Lon: -71.023667), Type: 55.8, Overall height: 55.8 m, Registrant: Faa/Fcc Compliance Specialist, Bosto-n, Phone: (617) 585-7600
  • Tim McDougall, Pole 8, Lot 3a ( 091560 ) (Lat: 41.971722 Lon: -71.023667), Type: 55.8, Overall height: 55.8 m, Registrant: Faa/Fcc Compliance Specialist, Bosto-n, Phone: (617) 585-7600
  • Tim McDougall, Pole 8, Lot 3a ( 091560 ) (Lat: 41.971722 Lon: -71.023667), Type: 55.8, Overall height: 55.8 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Bosto-n, Phone: (617) 585-7600
  • Pole 8, Lot 3a (Lat: 41.971667 Lon: -71.023611), Type: 55.8, Overall height: 55.8 m, Registrant: Omnipoint Communications Mb Operations LLC, East -Providence, Phone: (401) 558-5638

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Bridgewater, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bridgewater)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bridgewater)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$280,1633$224,90325$232,7242$103,075
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$311,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$05$273,9861$58,020
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$241,5570$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$236,5900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5251.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$238,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5251.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bridgewater, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bridgewater, MA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 109. The highest number of fires - 351 took place in 2006, and the least - 4 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Bridgewater, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.4%), and Outside Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bridgewater, MA
    • 65137.4%Structure Fires
    • 46326.6%Outside Fires
    • 40823.4%Other
    • 21912.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bridgewater, MA
Most common first names in Bridgewater, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary33482.0 years
John32473.7 years
Robert19069.4 years
Joseph18276.7 years
William15072.7 years
James14473.8 years
George11876.9 years
Charles11477.6 years
Richard10865.6 years
Edward10674.8 years
Most common last names in Bridgewater, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6278.5 years
Smith5678.6 years
Wood4078.8 years
Perry3677.6 years
Ellis3275.5 years
Sullivan3275.9 years
Murphy3075.1 years
Brown3074.8 years
Baker2869.4 years
Thompson2872.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bridgewater, MA
  • 41.2%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.9%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bridgewater, MA
  • 49.1%Utility gas
  • 43.9%Electricity
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bridgewater compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Bridgewater on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Brazil (population 500+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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