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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,222
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+7,503
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26%
Median Earnings25+$46,772
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,883

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,622
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,118
Median House Value$305,500

Ancestry

Irish35.6%
Italian19%
English14.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
French Except Basque7.2%
German7%
Canadian4.9%
Polish4.1%
Portuguese2.9%
Swedish2.7%
Scottish2.6%
Russian1%
Dutch1%
Arab0.9%
US/American0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Greek0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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East Bridgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2333
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.033
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)

StationBROCKTON
Distance2.4 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
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abington16,196$93,519
Bridgewater8,544$78,306
Brockton94,813$60,696
Hanson1,757$118,750
West Bridgewater7,044$103,295
Whitman14,767$92,348

East Bridgewater Public Libraries

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

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East Bridgewater Public Schools

Central
107 Central St
(508) 378-8204
Primary
Total Enrollment 788
East Bridgewater High
11 Plymouth St
(508) 378-8214
High
Total Enrollment 550
Gordon W Mitchell
435 Central St
(508) 378-8209
Middle
Total Enrollment 946

East Bridgewater Private Schools

High Road School Of Massachusetts
450 Pleasant St
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
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