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Overview

Introduction to Bridgewater, New Jersey

Bridgewater, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 11 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 25 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

Bridgewater History

Originally the township of Bridgewater was purchased from the local Lenape Native American tribe. George II of Great Britain chartered Bridgewater in 1749. It was incorporated in 1798 as a township. Earlier, the economy of Bridgewater revolved around farming. The population began to grow during 1970s and it is presently a quite developed suburban community.

Bridgewater and nearby Attractions

  • Washington Valley Park
  • Duke Island Park
  • Van Veghten House
  • Colonial Park
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park

Things To Do In Bridgewater

There are several parks and playgrounds at Bridgewater which offer a number of recreational facilities. The town also includes movie theaters, clubs and restaurants.

Bridgewater Transportation

The nearest major airport is Newark International.

Bridgewater Higher Education

Raritan Valley Community College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,097
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+22,485
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.3%
Median Earnings25+$70,625
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,577
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,173

Wealth

Median Family Income$136,966
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,645
Median House Value$461,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.9%
Italian18.2%
Irish11.2%
Polish7.8%
English4.7%
Russian2.1%
Dutch1.7%
Hungarian1.4%
Arab1.4%
Ukrainian1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Swedish1%
French Except Basque1%
Slovak0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Haitian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Kenyan0.2%
Albanian0.2%
African0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
German0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Bridgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Somerset County
Standard Zip Codes8807
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.59
Approximate Longitude-74.62

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)

StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bound Brook10,512$69,142
Branchburg14,665$139,340
Manville10,448$76,403
Raritan22,026$138,672
Somerville12,207$82,321
South Bound Brook4,613$81,035

Bridgewater Public Libraries

Somerset County Library
1 VOGT DRIVE
Bridgewater, New Jersey
(908) 526-4016

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Bridgewater Public Schools

Adamsville Elementary School
400 Union Ave
ZIP: 8807
(908) 526-6440
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Bradley Gardens Elementary School
148 Pine Street
ZIP: 8807
(908) 725-8444
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Bridgewater-raritan Regional High School
600 Garretson Road, Po Box 6569
ZIP: 8807
(908) 231-8660
High
Total Enrollment 2882
Bridgewater-raritan Regional Middle School
128 Merriwood Rd, Po Box 6933
ZIP: 8807
(908) 231-8661
Middle
Total Enrollment 1411
Crim Elementary School
1300 Crim Rd
ZIP: 8807
(908) 231-1022
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Eisenhower Intermediate School
791 Eisenhower Ave
ZIP: 8807
(908) 231-0230
Middle
Total Enrollment 773
Hillside Intermediate School
844 Brown Road
ZIP: 8807
(908) 231-1905
Middle
Total Enrollment 578
Milltown Elementary School
611 Milltown Road
ZIP: 8807
(908) 927-9510
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Somerset County Vocational Technical High School
14 Vogt Drive, Po Box 6350
ZIP: 8807
(908) 526-8900
High
Total Enrollment 329
Somerset Elementary Academy
7 Finderne Ave, Ste 102
ZIP: 8807
(908) 707-0070
Primary
Total Enrollment 53
Somerset Secondary Academy
7 Finderne Ave, Ste 102
ZIP: 8807
(908) 707-0070
High
Total Enrollment 110
The Career Center Of The Scesc
7 Finderne Avenue, Tste 102
ZIP: 8807
(908) 707-2055
High
Van Holten Elementary School
360 Van Holten Rd
ZIP: 8807
(908) 231-1220
Primary
Total Enrollment 398

Bridgewater Private Schools

Blaustein Early Childhood
775 Talamini Rd
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Children's Corner At Bridgewater Umc
651 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Preschool Place Kindergarten At Temple Shalom
594 N Bridge St
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Raritan Valley Montessori Academy
120 Finderne Ave
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
St Bernard Preschool & Kindergarten
500 Us Highway 22
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St Martins School
1350 Washington Valley Rd
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Stellar Academy
757 Us Highway 202/206 Ste 101
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
The Learning Gate
120 Finderne Ave
ZIP: 8807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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