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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bridgewater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22812 ZIP code.
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.
36% of Bridgewater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Bridgewater include Bridgewater Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bridgewater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $455. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.
Libraries in Bridgewater include North River Library ... View libraries
Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bridgewater political report.
The average commute time for Bridgewater workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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