Bridgewater is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 27,619 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bridgewater is the 70th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Bridgewater are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Bridgewater is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bridgewater is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgewater who work in office and administrative support (13.35%), sales jobs (13.27%), and management occupations (12.00%).
Also of interest is that Bridgewater has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Bridgewater is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Bridgewater enrolled in college, Bridgewater has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One downside of living in Bridgewater is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bridgewater, the average commute to work is 30.82 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Bridgewater citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.79% of adults in Bridgewater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bridgewater in 2018 was $34,047, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,188 for a family of four. However, Bridgewater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bridgewater is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bridgewater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bridgewater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bridgewater include Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Bridgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.