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Overview

Introduction to East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles SE of Brockton, Massachusetts and 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Brockton metropolitan area. East Bridgewater has a population of 12,974.

East Bridgewater History

The area that is today known as East Bridgewater was first settled by Europeans in the year 1630. Formerly, the area was a part of Old Bridgewater. As the population in the area grew, the people desired incorporation. Later, it officially separated from Old Bridgewater and was finally incorporated as an individual town on June 14, 1823.

East Bridgewater and nearby Attractions

  • Stetson Botanical Gardens
  • Pembroke Historical Society
  • Hanover Historical Society
  • Mary Baker Eddy Historic House
  • Shepard's Flowers
  • Purple Peace Wagon Touring

Things To Do In East Bridgewater

The city offers a variety of recreational options for both citizens and tourists. You can visit the numerous historic sites or museums if you have a knack for history, or just catch a movie at the local theater. The city also has a botanical garden where you can relax during leisure time. Food lovers can treat themselves with a plethora of traditional dishes served at the restaurants.

East Bridgewater Transportation

The nearest major airport to East Bridgewater is Boston Logan International.

East Bridgewater Higher Education

Bridgewater State College is the local college that serves the city.

People

Total Population 13,996
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,655
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24%
Median Earnings25+ $47,395
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,464

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,601
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.5%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $306,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
US/American 0.8%
English 14.5%
Irish 39.7%

East Bridgewater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02333
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02337
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.033
Longitude -70.959

East Bridgewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BROCKTON
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, East Bridgewater, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elmwood (02337)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abington 16,081 $94,897
Bridgewater 8,374 $72,714
Brockton 94,267 $57,564
Hanson 1,718 $101,813
West Bridgewater 6,981 $105,096
Whitman 14,643 $92,996

East Bridgewater Public Libraries

Library
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 UNION ST.
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
(508) 378-1616

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East Bridgewater High Schools

EAST BRIDGEWATER HIGH
11 PLYMOUTH STREET
508-378-8214
Serves 657 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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