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0.33% growth
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25.2% growth
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2.04% growth
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4.15% growth


The economy of Bridgewater, MA employs 4,708 people. The economy of Bridgewater, MA is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Retail trade; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.97; 1.78; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bridgewater, MA are Retail trade (968), Accommodation & Food Service (748), and Educational Services (607), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($80,714), Finance & Insurance ($41,417), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,411).

Median household income in Bridgewater, MA is $56,006. Males in Bridgewater, MA have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,120. The income inequality of Bridgewater, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bridgewater, MA. In Plymouth County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,741. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Bridgewater, MA is from the county of Plymouth County, MA.

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Bridgewater, MA is home to a population of 8,544 people, from which 95.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bridgewater, MA is composed of 6,766 White residents (79.2%), 909 Black residents (10.6%), 498 Hispanic residents (5.83%), 164 Asian residents (1.92%), and 163 Two+ residents (1.91%). The most common foreign languages in Bridgewater, MA are Portuguese (364 speakers), French Creole (364 speakers), and Spanish (271 speakers), but compared to other places, Bridgewater, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (364 speakers), French Creole (364 speakers), and Polish (67 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bridgewater, MA awarded 2,623 degrees. The student population of Bridgewater, MA is skewed towards females, with 945 male students and 1,678 female students. Most students in Bridgewater, MA are White (2,190 and 83.5%), followed by Black or African American (122 and 4.65%), Hispanic or Latino (87 and 3.32%), and Unknown (72 and 2.74%). The largest universities in Bridgewater, MA by number of graduates are Bridgewater State University (2,623 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bridgewater, MA are General Psychology (267 and 10.2%), Management Science (225 and 8.58%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (207 and 7.89%). 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.



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The median property value in Bridgewater, MA is $281,300, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $270,100 to $281,300, a 4.15% increase. The homeownership rate of Bridgewater, MA is 37.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bridgewater, MA have an average commute time of 26.1 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.


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