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People

Total Population 5,844
Male Share of the Population 43.3%
Female Share of the Population 56.7%
Senior Citizens 22.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,677
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,345
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,393
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,892

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,483
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $198,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 9.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bridgewater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 22812
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.381
Longitude -78.976

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 DALE ENTERPRISE
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station STAUNTON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station BIG MEADOWS
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 75 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dayton 1,654 $53,068
Elkton 2,779 $54,318
Grottoes 2,714 $60,925
Harrisonburg 51,388 $55,774
Mount Crawford 431 $64,500
Staunton 24,193 $61,097

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Bridgewater High Schools

TURNER ASHBY HIGH
800 N MAIN ST
540-828-2008
Serves 1,124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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