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Overview

Introduction to Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 7 miles S of Brockton, Massachusetts and 25 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Brockton metropolitan area.

Bridgewater History

Bridgewater was first settled in 1650 as a part of Duxbury and was one of the first interior towns of Massachusetts. The town of Bridgewater was incorporated in 1656. Originally the town included large parts of the towns of West Bridgewater, Brockton, Abington, Hanson, East Bridgewater and Pembroke. The origin of Bridgewater’s name is not known. The town seal of Bridgewater also includes the Bridgwater, England coat of arms.

Bridgewater and nearby Attractions

  • Strongs Park
  • Plimouth Plantation
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Central Square Congregational Church
  • Fuller Craft Museum

Things To Do In Bridgewater

In Bridgewater you can enjoy a variety of recreational activities. The town includes basketball and football fields, softball and soccer complexes and a skating park. One can also enjoy leisure time in the shopping centers and in the historical sites of the town.

Bridgewater Transportation

The nearby airport is Boston Logan International Airport.

Bridgewater Higher Education

Bridgewater State College is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,544
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+4,455
Age of the Population22

Families

% of people married24%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29%
Median Earnings25+$35,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,386

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,306
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work16.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,296
Median House Value$281,300

Ancestry

Irish36.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
English13.4%
Italian12.7%
Swedish5%
Portuguese4.6%
West Indian4.2%
Haitian3.9%
Polish3.4%
Canadian3.2%
French Except Basque3.1%
Brazilian2.8%
Scottish2.6%
African2.2%
Russian1.9%
Cape Verdean1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
Lithuanian0.9%
Albanian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Greek0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Bridgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2324
Company Zip Codes2325
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.98
Approximate Longitude-70.97

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)

StationBROCKTON
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brockton94,813$60,696
East Bridgewater14,222$104,622
Halifax7,753$89,131
Raynham13,699$100,833
West Bridgewater7,044$103,295
Whitman14,767$92,348

Bridgewater Public Libraries

Bridgewater Public Library
15 SOUTH ST.
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
(508) 697-3331

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Bridgewater Public Schools

Williams Intermediate School
200 South Street
ZIP: 2324
(508) 697-6968
Middle
Total Enrollment 748
Bridgewater Middle School
166 Mt. Prospect Street
ZIP: 2324
(508) 279-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Bridgewater-raynham Regional
415 Center Street
ZIP: 2324
(508) 697-6902
High
Total Enrollment 1493
Mitchell Elementary School
500 South Street
ZIP: 2324
(508) 279-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 1009

Bridgewater Private Schools

Joyful Learning - Southbrook Academy
792 Plymouth St
ZIP: 2324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
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