For population 25 years and over in West Bridgewater:
For population 15 years and over in West Bridgewater town:
238 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brockton, MA (4.2 miles , pop. 94,304).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (21.0 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (168.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Bridgewater, MA (1.8 miles ), East Bridgewater, MA (2.0 miles ), Brockton, MA (2.0 miles ), Easton, MA (2.2 miles ), Whitman, MA (2.4 miles ), Raynham, MA (2.5 miles ), Raynham Center, MA (2.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 71.02 W
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in West Bridgewater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 21 (20 officers).
Work and jobs in West Bridgewater: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Bridgewater-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the West Bridgewater town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West Bridgewater-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 68.3 miles away from the city 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 West Bridgewater center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 25.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from West Bridgewater center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Lucius Roy Holbrook - Army general, John Reed, Jr. - Politician, Wally Snell - Baseball player and coach.
Amtrak station near West Bridgewater:
Operable nuclear power plant near West Bridgewater:
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Public elementary/middle schools in West Bridgewater:
See full list of schools located in West Bridgewater, School District: WEST BRIDGEWATER
Private elementary/middle schools in West Bridgewater:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.303. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in West Bridgewater and their reported violations in the past:WEST BRIDGEWATER WATER DEPT (Population served: 6642, Groundwater):
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
144 people in nursing homes in 2000
West Bridgewater compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in West Bridgewater (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for West Bridgewater (based on Plymouth County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.75%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 85
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 139
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Number of full-service restaurants: 361
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,926 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($402 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,677 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts:
See more detailed statistics of West Bridgewater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Bridgewater, MA
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total costs: $11,366,000
Total average daily traffic: 288,750
Total average daily truck traffic: 25,439
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 456,023
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Bridgewater)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Bridgewater, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Bridgewater)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Bridgewater, MA
Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.