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Bridgewater, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bridgewater is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rockingham County at latitude 38.3885 and longitude -78.9645. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Bridgewater, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bridgewater, Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bridgewater indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Bridgewater (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Bridgeport, Dinkletown.

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Bridgewater, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,680
Population in Households 4,542
Population in Familes 3,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,138
Population Density1 2,241
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,999
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,170 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 828 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $200,792
Average Home Value $231,640


Median Household Income $51,782
Average Household Income $64,219
Per Capita Income $23,509
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.18%
Households 0.05% 0.2%
Families 0.11% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bridgewater, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgewater to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 181 70th
Population Density1 # 120 80th
Diversity Index2 # 425 28th
Median Household Income # 255 57th
Per Capita Income # 305 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.