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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Bridgewater is a suburb of Boston with a population of 27,397. Bridgewater is in Plymouth County. Living in Bridgewater offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Bridgewater and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Bridgewater...
Population
27,397

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$351,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    190.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    11
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    84.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    227.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Bridgewater

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,289
National
$62,843

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