Bridgewater, MA

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Population

9,003

5.37% growth

Poverty Rate

22.2%


Median Age

21.9


Median Household Income

$62,979

12.5% growth

Number of Employees

5,266

11.9% growth

Median Property Value

$293,200

4.23% growth

About

In 2017, Bridgewater, MA had a population of 9k people with a median age of 21.9 and a median household income of $62,979. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bridgewater, MA grew from 8,544 to 9,003, a 5.37% increase and its median household income grew from $56,006 to $62,979, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bridgewater, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), and White (Hispanic) (1.41%). N/A% of the people in Bridgewater, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgewater, MA are Bridgewater State University (2,703 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Bridgewater, MA is $293,200, and the homeownership rate is 36.5%. Most people in Bridgewater, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgewater, MA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Bridgewater, MA employs 5.27k people. The largest industries in Bridgewater, MA are Retail Trade (1,206 people), Accommodation & Food Services (753 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (662 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,022), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,022).

Median household income in Bridgewater, MA is $62,979. Males in Bridgewater, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Bridgewater, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,979

2017 value

± $16,177

12.5%

1 Year Growth

± 27.6%

Households in Bridgewater, MA have a median annual income of $62,979, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,006 in 2016, which represents a 12.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgewater, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5252.04

  2. Census Tract 5251.04

  3. Census Tract 5251.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bridgewater, MA was Census Tract 5252.04 with a value of $126,048, followed by Census Tract 5251.04 and Census Tract 5251.01, with respective values of $123,427 and $74,941.

The following map shows all of the places in Bridgewater, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgewater, MA (1.33k out of 5.98k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,081 ± 584

  2. Black

    246 ± 223

  3. Native American

    0 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bridgewater, MA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.27k

2017 Value

± 615

11.9%

1 Year growth

± 14.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bridgewater, MA grew at a rate of 11.9%, from 4.71k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgewater, MA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,071 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (987 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (486 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgewater, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bridgewater, MA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,071 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (987 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (486 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bridgewater, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Sales & Related Occupations (1.92 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.58 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bridgewater, MA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($92,946), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($78,571), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($77,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.27k

2017 Value

± 615

11.9%

1 Year growth

± 14.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bridgewater, MA grew at a rate of 11.9%, from 4.71k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgewater, MA, are Retail Trade (1,206 people), Accommodation & Food Services (753 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (662 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgewater, MA, though some of these residents may live in Bridgewater, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bridgewater, MA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,206 people), Accommodation & Food Services (753 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (662 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bridgewater, MA has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (2.01 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.88 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bridgewater, MA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,022), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,022).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

98% of the population of Bridgewater, MA has health coverage, with 60.9% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 6.81% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bridgewater, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Bridgewater, MA see 1570 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.633% decrease from the previous year (1580 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1396 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 218 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,570 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Plymouth County, MA see an average of 1,570 patients per year. This represents a 0.633% decrease from the previous year (1,580 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Plymouth County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2%

Uninsured

60.9%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

6.81%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

2.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgewater, MA declined by 72% from 7.14% to 2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bridgewater, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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Diversity

Bridgewater, MA is home to a population of 9k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.03% of Bridgewater, MA residents were born outside of the country (543 people).

In 2017, there were 7.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.28k people) in Bridgewater, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 964 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 183 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bridgewater, MA was 21.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Bridgewater, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bridgewater, MA residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

543 people

7.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

629 people

As of 2017, 6.03% of Bridgewater, MA residents (543 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgewater, MA was 7.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Bridgewater, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgewater, MA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bridgewater, MA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    7.28k ± 950

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    964 ± 385

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    183 ± 83.3

In 2017, there were 7.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.28k people) in Bridgewater, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 964 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 183 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Bridgewater, MA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    204 ± 129

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    108 ± 99

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    75 ± 102

Bridgewater, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bridgewater, MA awarded 2,703 degrees. The student population of Bridgewater, MA is skewed towards women, with 4,341 male students and 6,678 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgewater, MA are White (2,180 and 81.4%), followed by Black or African American (185 and 6.91%), Hispanic or Latino (116 and 4.33%), and Two or More Races (76 and 2.84%).

The largest universities in Bridgewater, MA by number of degrees awarded are Bridgewater State University (2,703 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bridgewater, MA are General Psychology (308 and 11.4%), Management Science (253 and 9.36%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (234 and 8.66%).

The median tuition costs in Bridgewater, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $910 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 299 degrees awarded

  2. 253 degrees awarded

  3. 223 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bridgewater, MA was General Psychology with 299 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bridgewater, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,703 degrees awarded

$910

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Bridgewater, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bridgewater State University with 2,703 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

948

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,755

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 948 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgewater, MA, which is 0.54 times less than the 1,755 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,180 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    185 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    116 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bridgewater, MA were to White students. These 2,180 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 185 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bridgewater, MA was $293,200 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $281,300 to $293,200, a 4.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgewater, MA is 36.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bridgewater, MA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bridgewater, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$293,200

2017 Median

± $36,990

$281,300

2016 Median

± $28,918

In 2017, the median property value in Bridgewater, MA grew to to $293,200 from the previous year's value of $281,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bridgewater, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgewater, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$62,979

Median Household Income

± $16,177

2.4k

Number of Households

± 379

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.4k households in Bridgewater, MA grew to $62,979 from the previous year's value of $56,006.

The following chart displays the households in Bridgewater, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bridgewater, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgewater, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

36.5%

2017 Homeownership

37.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.5% of the housing units in Bridgewater, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 37.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bridgewater, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgewater, MA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Bridgewater, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.3%

  2. Walked

    15.4%

  3. Carpooled

    11.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bridgewater, MA was Drove Alone (66.3%), followed by those who Walked (15.4%) and those who Carpooled (11.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bridgewater, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bridgewater, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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