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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Bridgeton is a town in New Jersey with a population of 24,948. Bridgeton is in Cumberland County. Living in Bridgeton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Bridgeton and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,055
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Bridgeton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    393
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    88.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    589.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    982.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,847.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    38%
    13%

Working in Bridgeton

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,135
National
$55,322
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Bridgeton Reviews

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Although given a bad reputation for things done in the past like race riots at the schools in the ‘90s, teen pregnancies, and a high level if violence, the kids there are different. Each child has something really special about them, whether it be their humor, their talents, or their morals, these kids are so diverse and different than the more privileged kids in the surrounding neighborhoods. If only people stopped giving them a bad reputation to, almost, have to live up to the kids wouldn’t feel looked at like animals.
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I have lived in Bridgeton my whole life. The high school could be better, just as the town overall could be, but that being said, even with the rough edges, it feels like a home to all that welcome it. There's not many activities to do in town beside skate 2000 and maybe go to the almish market, everything else requires a car. But its a very familiar comfy place, where you can just ride your bike or play soccer at the fields, or just drive around town with your friends. Sure there are dangers, but I've never experienced any myself. Even though I plan to move away to somewhere slightly bigger and better someday, its actually not so bad a place to grow up in.
I currently reside in Bridgeton New Jersey. I love the attributes of the old time country setting. Bridgeton has townships, one of which is Hopewell. It is a beautiful township with shade tree roads and the smell of fresh cut grass. I would recommend anyone to come and visit this historic town. Its school, Hopewell Township, is rated one of the most advanced in grading. The streets and roads are safe to walk or ride a bike. Bridgeton is family friendly. If you are looking to buy a home, Hopewell would be an ideal place to settle down. Prices of home property taxes and cost of living would be in the median price ranges. There are a wide array of diverse nationalities residing here. Most of my neighbors and friends stay fit because of nearby lakes, walkways, and preserved land set aside for just these reasons.