Bridgewater, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 5,879 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 
Males: 2,628  (44.7%)
Females: 3,251  (55.3%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 22812, 22821, 22841.

Bridgewater Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,101 (it was $41,038 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$58,101
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,905 (it was $18,215 in 2000)

Bridgewater town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $205,932 (it was $125,100 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$205,932
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $874.

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  • Races in Bridgewater, VA (2013)

    Bridgewater races chart
    • 5,06488.1%White alone
    • 3165.5%Hispanic
    • 2374.1%Black alone
    • 781.4%American Indian alone
    • 430.7%Two or more races
    • 70.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bridgewater: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.7%), United States (21.2%), Irish (8.0%), English (7.7%), Scottish (3.6%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1835

Elevation: 1192 feet

Land area: 2.40 square miles.

Population density: 2,451 people per square mile   (low).

Bridgewater,VA real estate house value index trend

Bridgewater, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater town:

  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

392 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

This town:

6.7%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Bridgewater, Virginia as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bridgewater to the number of sex offenders is 962 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,260 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,181 (0.7%)

Bridgewater satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.39 N, Longitude: 78.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,042 (+17.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 886 (33.9%)

Area code: 540

Bridgewater household income distribution Bridgewater home values distribution

Crime rates in Bridgewater by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1000010000111
per 100,000 18.90.00.00.00.018.30.00.00.00.017.517.517.2
Robberies 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0110141020023
per 100,000 0.018.719.10.018.673.218.40.036.60.00.035.051.6
Burglaries 561010117609655910
per 100,000 94.6111.9191.1187.8204.6128.0110.50.0164.9109.887.61,031.1171.9
Thefts 34272432291714211529282737
per 100,000 643.6503.6458.6600.9539.3311.0257.8388.6274.8530.7490.3471.9636.1
Auto thefts 2326210521211
per 100,000 37.956.038.2112.737.218.30.092.536.618.335.017.517.2
Arson 1100100000000
per 100,000 18.918.70.00.018.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 50.536.238.646.242.652.121.722.932.830.442.5113.462.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bridgewater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,026 (+24.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Bridgewater: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bridgewater, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Bridgewater 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bridgewater topographic map

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

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:

Public elementary/middle school in Bridgewater:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bridgewater:

  • BLUE RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 208; Location: 100 DINKEL AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SPRING HILL SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 8744 NAZARENE CHURCH RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.17. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.549. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.549
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.83
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.9%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Bridgewater, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Bridgewater compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Virginia average:

12.3

Bridgewater travel time to work - commute Bridgewater mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Bridgewater town (based on Rockingham County data)

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
Rockingham County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

26.7%
Virginia:

26.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,472$45,8881$1,105
Other Government Administration 4$21,004$63,01210$10,333
Police Protection - Officers 9$38,768$51,6910$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$3,228
Streets and Highways 5$14,785$35,4840$0
Solid Waste Management 8$18,768$28,1520$0
Sewerage 2$5,263$31,5780$0
Parks and Recreation 5$10,553$25,3271$1,641
Water Supply 9$30,787$41,0490$0
Other and Unallocable 4$10,518$31,5540$0
Totals for Government 49$161,918$39,65313$16,307

Bridgewater government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($9.70)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $769,000 ($130.80)
    Regular Highways: $597,000 ($101.55)
    Sewerage: $440,000 ($74.84)
    Police Protection: $419,000 ($71.27)
    General Public Buildings: $349,000 ($59.36)
    General - Other: $275,000 ($46.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $259,000 ($44.06)
    Financial Administration: $222,000 ($37.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $214,000 ($36.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $154,000 ($26.19)
    Central Staff Services: $148,000 ($25.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($11.06)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($3.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($13.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $941,000 ($160.06)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($9.87)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($7.48)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($6.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($3.57)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($2.72)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($1.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,420,000 ($241.54)

Bridgewater government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $796,000 ($135.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000 ($34.02)
    All Other: $195,000 ($33.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($3.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $116,000 ($19.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $89,000 ($15.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $50,000 ($8.50)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($2.55)
    Rents: $15,000 ($2.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $784,000 ($133.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $424,000 ($72.12)
    General Support: $116,000 ($19.73)
    All Other: $14,000 ($2.38)
  • Tax - Property: $456,000 ($77.56)
    Public Utilities: $342,000 ($58.17)
    NEC: $246,000 ($41.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $180,000 ($30.62)
    Motor Vehicle License: $72,000 ($12.25)

Bridgewater government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,172,000 ($199.35)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,315,000 ($223.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,334,000 ($397.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $153,000 ($26.02)

Bridgewater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,440,000 ($244.94)

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harrisonburg city, VA  1.47% ($35,349 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.48% ($35,923)
from Shenandoah County, VA  0.31% ($34,648)


5.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($96 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.03%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harrisonburg city, VA  1.49% ($28,605 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.54% ($35,870)
to Page County, VA  0.28% ($25,217)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Bridgewater fatal accident list:

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 340Total average daily traffic
  • 380Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4
  • Bridgewater Air Park (Lat: 38.364028 Lon: -78.958917), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KID8, Licensee ID: L00001759
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2005, Expiration Date: 11/08/2015
    Registrant: Virginia, Commonwealth Of, 5702 Gulfstream Rd, Richmond, VA 23250-2422
  • Bridgewater Air Park (Lat: 38.365556 Lon: -78.961389), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2488, Licensee ID: L00001759
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.24151 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/01/2006, Expiration Date: 02/02/2016
    Registrant: Virginia, Commonwealth Of, 5702 Gulfstream Rd, Richmond, VA 23250-2422
  • 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, 2551 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401-7435, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 573-3003, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

186 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 45
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Bridgewater

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Bridgewater, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Papa John's Pizza1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

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