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Overview

Introduction to West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles S of Brockton, Massachusetts and 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

West Bridgewater History

The first permanent European settlers in West Bridgewater arrived in 1651. The city was initially part of Olde Bridgewater, but separated and was incorporated as its own town in 1822. The city was witness to both agricultural and industrial development over the following years. Town Park, located in the West Bridgewater region, is believed to be the first industrial park in U.S.

West Bridgewater and nearby Attractions

  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum
  • Adams National Historic Site
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Humarock Beach
  • South Shore Natural Science Center

Things To Do In West Bridgewater

Nearby museums include Blue Hills Trailside Museum, South Shore Natural Science Center and the Easton children’s Museum. Ames Nowell State Park, Freetown Fall River State Forest and Haines Memorial State Park are some of the local parks and recreational areas. Swimming and water sports can be enjoyed at Humarock Beach, Canoe River Campground or at the Evelyn Kiranne Aquatic Center.

West Bridgewater Transportation

Logan International Airport is nearby.

West Bridgewater Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bridgewater State College, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College and Babson College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,044
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+3,524
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.8%
Median Earnings25+$46,897
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,427

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,295
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,239
Median House Value$311,800

Ancestry

Irish31.9%
Italian20.8%
English13.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
French Except Basque5.9%
Swedish5.6%
German5.5%
Scottish4.5%
Canadian4.2%
Portuguese3.8%
African3.7%
Cape Verdean3.4%
Greek2.4%
Polish2%
Lithuanian1.6%
Russian1.2%
Arab0.7%
Bulgarian0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Welsh0.4%
US/American0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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West Bridgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2379
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.01
Approximate Longitude-71

West 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
Distance2.2 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
StationBLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance15.6 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
Bridgewater8,544$78,306
Brockton94,813$60,696
East Bridgewater14,222$104,622
Easton23,770$115,691
Raynham13,699$100,833
Whitman14,767$92,348

West Bridgewater Public Libraries

West Bridgewater Public Library
80 HOWARD STREET
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
(508) 894-1255

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West Bridgewater Public Schools

Spring Street School
2 Spring St
(508) 894-1230
Primary
Total Enrollment 97
Rose L Macdonald
1 Stepping Stone Dr
(508) 894-1240
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Howard School
70 Howard St
(508) 894-1250
Middle
Total Enrollment 303
West Bridgewater Junior/senior
155 West Center
(508) 894-1220
High
Total Enrollment 602

West Bridgewater Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
393 W Center St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Kindercare Learning Center #1318
199 W Center St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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