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Bridgewater is a town in Rockingham County, in the Harrisonburg metro area.

So named because it was once the site of a ferry crossing

The latitude of Bridgewater is 38.381N. The longitude is -78.976W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,178 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,273.


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Median household income
Local
$41,038
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bridgewater demographic reports
Bridgewater is on the North River, in the Shenandoah Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Bridgeport
· Dinkletown
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Colleges and universities: Bridgewater College

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29% of Bridgewater residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bridgewater ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bridgewater was $18,215, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Bridgewater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bridgewater include Bridgewater Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Bridgewater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $455.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.


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Libraries in Bridgewater include North River Library ... View libraries

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Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bridgewater political report.

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The average commute time for Bridgewater workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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