Bridgewater, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 6,062 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.5%
 
Males: 2,579  (42.6%)
Females: 3,483  (57.4%)
Median resident age:

34.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 22812, 22821, 22841.

Bridgewater Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,916 (it was $41,038 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$59,916
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,225 (it was $18,215 in 2000)

Bridgewater town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $268,747 (it was $125,100 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$268,747
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $248,438; detached houses: $268,401; townhouses or other attached units: $200,616; in 2-unit structures: $269,146; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,996; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,473; mobile homes: $62,857

Median gross rent in 2017: $835.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bridgewater: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.9%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.3% for Black residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Bridgewater, VA (2017)
    • 5,26687.5%White alone
    • 2784.6%Black alone
    • 2574.3%Hispanic
    • 971.6%Two or more races
    • 210.3%Asian alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Bridgewater, Virginia as of June 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bridgewater is 1,495 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bridgewater by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.2)
1
(16.8)
1
(16.6)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(18.6)
4
(73.2)
1
(18.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.0)
3
(51.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
2
(32.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(204.6)
7
(128.0)
6
(110.5)
0
(0.0)
9
(164.9)
6
(109.8)
5
(87.6)
59
(1,031)
10
(171.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(82.9)
4
(67.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(539.3)
17
(311.0)
14
(257.8)
21
(388.6)
15
(274.8)
29
(530.7)
28
(490.3)
27
(471.9)
37
(636.1)
11
(185.2)
10
(165.9)
13
(218.9)
12
(196.1)
23
(375.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(37.2)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
5
(92.5)
2
(36.6)
1
(18.3)
2
(35.0)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.2)
3
(50.5)
1
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)42.652.121.722.932.830.442.5113.462.924.930.426.911.136.9

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City-data.com crime index in Bridgewater, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: German (27.4%), American (21.7%), Irish (7.3%), English (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), European (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1835

Elevation: 1192 feet

Land area: 2.40 square miles.

Population density: 2,527 people per square mile   (average).

Bridgewater, Virginia map

402 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.7% Africa).

This town:

6.7%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,217 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,390 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (68.9 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (111.8 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (233.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Mount Crawford, VA (1.6 miles ),
Dayton, VA (1.6 miles ),
Harrisonburg, VA (2.6 miles ),
Massanetta Springs, VA (2.7 miles ),
Weyers Cave, VA (2.7 miles ),
Mount Sidney, VA (3.0 miles ),
Grottoes, VA (3.4 miles ),
Massanutten, VA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.39 N, Longitude: 78.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +954 (+15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 917 (32.6%)

Area code: 540

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $191,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Bridgewater, VA residents
Average permit cost in Bridgewater, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Historical population in Bridgewater, VA
Historical housing units in Bridgewater, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,026 (+24.6%).
Most common industries in Bridgewater, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.3%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.0%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (3.5%)
  • Food (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Bridgewater, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Bridgewater, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bridgewater, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 45.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.16. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.16
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.303. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.303
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bridgewater-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.9 miles away from the Bridgewater town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 tornado 30.1 miles away from the town center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bridgewater-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 270.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 250.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockingham County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bridgewater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bridgewater:

  • BRIDGEWATER HOME , INC. (302 NORTH SECOND STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bridgewater:

  • RMH HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • AVANTE AT HARRISONBURG (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE NURS HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • FIRST CHOICE HOME SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • ROCKINGHAM MEM HOSPITAL HOSPIC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • CAMELOT HALL NRS HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • HARRISONBURG HLTH AND REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)

Airports located in Bridgewater:

Amtrak station near Bridgewater:

  • 18 miles: STAUNTON (1 MIDDLEBROOK AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Bridgewater:

  • Bridgewater College (Full-time enrollment: 1,829; Location: 402 E College St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bridgewater.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgewater:

  • James Madison University (about 7 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,727)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 8 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 38 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 59 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Germanna Community College (about 65 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • Lynchburg College (about 70 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Public high school in Bridgewater:

Private high school in Bridgewater:

  • SPRING CREEK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 8863 NAZARENE CHURCH RD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Bridgewater:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bridgewater:

  • BLUE RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 169, Location: 100 DINKEL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • SPRING HILL SCHOOL (Students: 38, Location: 8060 NAZARENE CHURCH RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Bridgewater

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bridgewater: Jopson Field (A), Mapp Field (B), Bridgewater Home of the Aged (C), Yount Hall (D), Wright Hall (E), Wakeman Hall (F), The Carter Center for Worship and Music (G), Strickler Apartments (H), Rebecca Hall (I), President's House - Bridgewater College (J), Old Gymnasium (K), Nininger Health and Exercise Science Center (L), Moomaw Hall (M), Memorial Hall (N), McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics (O), Kline Campus Center (P), Heritage Hall (Q), Geisert Hall (R), Funkhouser Center for Health and Wellness (S), Flory Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oaklawn Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Bridgewater: Bridgewater Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Bill Harman - Professional baseball player, R. Kern Eutsler - United Methodist bishop, Zac Lowe - College football player (Virginia Tech Hokies).

Rockingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

BRIDGEWATER, TOWN OF (Population served: 5,644, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bridgewater that have no violations reported:

  • FERGUSON MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 84, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.1%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
1,009 people in college/university student housing in 2010
124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
874 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
198 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Bridgewater (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Bridgewater Branch at 111 North Main Street, branch established on 1898/02/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Bridgewater Branch at 317 North Main Street, branch established on 2005/07/11. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank: Bridgewater Branch at 100 Plaza Drive, branch established on 1995/03/13. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $566.0 mil, Deposits: $436.0 mil, headquarters in Timberville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: F & M Bank Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bridgewater Branch at 500 North Main Street, branch established on 1900/03/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Bridgewater Retirement Community Bra at 210 Virginia Avenue, branch established on 1999/08/02. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • United Bank: Bridgewater Branch at 309 N Main St, branch established on 2004/04/01. Info updated 2007/08/13: Bank assets: $3,634.1 mil, Deposits: $2,729.4 mil, headquarters in Fairfax, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 57 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater:

Marital status in Bridgewater, VA
  • Never married: 40.6%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Virginia average:

12.2

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, VA (based on Rockingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,35795
Mainline Protestant12,61462
Catholic1711
Other1192
None45,053-
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: 15
Rockingham County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Here:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rockingham County:

9.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

26.7%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bridgewater:

48.0%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bridgewater:

43.2%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.1%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bridgewater:

6.9
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bridgewater:

31.7%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

53.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.5%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bridgewater, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$39,281$52,3750$0
Water Supply 9$36,795$49,0601$1,862
Other Government Administration 8$46,447$69,6710$0
Parks and Recreation 8$18,589$27,8844$717
Solid Waste Management 6$15,261$30,5220$0
Sewerage 5$11,550$27,7200$0
Streets and Highways 4$11,218$33,6540$0
Financial Administration 3$14,258$57,0321$1,014
Other and Unallocable 2$6,559$39,3540$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$3,552
Totals for Government 54$199,958$44,4357$7,145

Bridgewater government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $860,000 ($141.87)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $966,000 ($159.35)
    Water Utilities: $832,000 ($137.25)
    Police Protection: $771,000 ($127.19)
    Regular Highways: $633,000 ($104.42)
    Central Staff Services: $453,000 ($74.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $442,000 ($72.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $383,000 ($63.18)
    General Public Buildings: $356,000 ($58.73)
    Financial Administration: $272,000 ($44.87)
    General - Other: $203,000 ($33.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($9.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($2.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000 ($9.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($16.50)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($5.61)
    General Public Building: $24,000 ($3.96)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($2.14)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($1.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($1.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,246,000 ($370.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($1.32)

Bridgewater government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,615,000 ($266.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $447,000 ($73.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($2.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $168,000 ($27.71)
    Other: $69,000 ($11.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $56,000 ($9.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000 ($6.10)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($1.81)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.66)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.66)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $928,000 ($153.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,235,000 ($203.73)
    General Local Government Support: $196,000 ($32.33)
    Other: $139,000 ($22.93)
  • Tax - Property: $637,000 ($105.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $431,000 ($71.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $347,000 ($57.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $200,000 ($32.99)
    Motor Vehicle License: $85,000 ($14.02)
    Other License: $9,000 ($1.48)

Bridgewater government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,828,000 ($301.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,803,000 ($297.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000 ($68.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $390,000 ($64.34)

Bridgewater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $804,000 ($132.63)

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harrisonburg city, VA  2.16% ($46,124 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.60% ($43,535)
from Shenandoah County, VA  0.33% ($34,731)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrisonburg city, VA  1.62% ($35,100 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.67% ($38,636)
to Shenandoah County, VA  0.32% ($39,910)
Businesses in Bridgewater, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Papa John's Pizza1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgewater:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDW (900 AM; 3 kW; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WNLR (1150 AM; 3 kW; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: NEW LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WINA (1070 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgewater:

  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJDV (105.1 FM; BRIDGEWATER, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WKCY-FM (104.3 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WLTK (103.3 FM; NEW MARKET, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WEMC (91.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBOP (106.3 FM; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WWWV (97.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVO (93.1 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WUMX (107.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: AIR VIRGINIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgewater:

  • WHSV-TV (Channel 3; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WAZM-CA (Channel 25; STAUNTON-WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • W45AW (Channel 45; FULKS RUN, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV CORP.)
  • W18AA (Channel 18; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)
  • WAZC-LP (Channel 16; LURAY, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • W28BF (Channel 28; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46AE (Channel 46; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)
Bridgewater fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Bridgewater fatal accident list:

Feb 3, 2011 03:53 PM, Broad St, North Liberty St, Lat: 38.382636, Lon: -78.975306, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Aug 19, 2002 07:16 AM, Sr-42, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 1989 01:48 PM, Rt257, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 2, 1987 06:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 8, 1981 01:58 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 62.9mTotal length
  • $1,707,000Total costs
  • 34,753Total average daily traffic
  • 1,113Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,277Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bridgewater, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bridgewater, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bridgewater)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bridgewater, VA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • Bridgewater Air Park (Lat: 38.364028 Lon: -78.958917), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KID8,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.700 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/2015, Expiration Date: 11/08/2025, Registrant: 5702 Gulfstream Road, Richmond, VA 23250-2422, Phone: (804) 236-3626, Fax: (804) 236-3635, Email:
  • Bridgewater Air Park (Lat: 38.365556 Lon: -78.961389), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.24151 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2006, Expiration Date: 02/02/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2015, Registrant: 5702 Gulfstream Road, Richmond, VA 23250-2422, Phone: (804) 236-3626, Fax: (804) 236-3634, Email:
  • Bridgewater Air Park (Lat: 38.363944 Lon: -78.958944), Type: Building, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WPZJ425,
    Assigned Frequencies: 135.075 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2004, Expiration Date: 01/21/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2009, Certifier: Steven T Peterson, Registrant: Virginia Department Of Aviation, 5702 Gulfstream Road, Richmond, VA 23250-2422, Phone: (804) 236-3632, Fax: (804) 236-3634, Email:
  • Bridgewater Air Park (Lat: 38.364194 Lon: -78.959944), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: WQPS873,
    Assigned Frequencies: 131.500 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2012, Expiration Date: 08/07/2022, Certifier: Jonathan Lunenfeld, Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 180 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-6030, Fax: (443) 951-0349, Email:
  • Bridgewater Air Park (Lat: 38.366944 Lon: -78.958444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WQSF643,
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.550 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2013, Expiration Date: 09/13/2023, Certifier: Dan Lee, Registrant: Delta Airport Consultants, 9711 Farrar Court, Richmond, VA 23236, Phone: (804) 275-8301, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

168 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bridgewater)
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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$207,08211$224,35587$173,2833$114,7901$1,078,3904$163,735
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$240,6602$192,2400$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$122,6202$124,34010$189,4912$89,1000$01$90,530
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$309,42012$184,1721$16,0400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$197,6830$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$241,6632$233,785
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$267,3052$193,385
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$103,1400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 72 took place in 2007, and the least - 10 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bridgewater, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (61.1%), and Outside Fires (21.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bridgewater, VA
    • 36461.1%Structure Fires
    • 12721.3%Outside Fires
    • 6410.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 416.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bridgewater, VA
Most common first names in Bridgewater, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7282.8 years
William4979.1 years
Charles4876.8 years
John3881.1 years
Robert3073.3 years
James3073.3 years
Ruth2984.8 years
Dorothy2877.9 years
George2277.9 years
Anna2283.6 years
Most common last names in Bridgewater, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller7884.1 years
Smith2980.7 years
Myers2980.0 years
Simmons2578.4 years
Michael2476.7 years
Shull2284.8 years
Craun2077.3 years
Long1974.1 years
Huffman1981.2 years
Wampler1885.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bridgewater, VA
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 22.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bridgewater, VA
  • 87.2%Electricity
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bridgewater compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bridgewater on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (population 500+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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