Bridgewater, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bridgewater, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bridgewater had a population of 5,983 as of July 1, 2018. Bridgewater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgewater is located at latitude 38.3885 and longitude -78.9645 in Rockingham County. 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. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Bridgewater are located in Rockingham County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Augusta County.

The Town of Bridgewater (GNIS ID: 2390752) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bridgewater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Bridgeport, Dinkletown.

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Bridgewater, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,983
Population in Households 4,745
Population in Familes 3,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,238
Population Density1 2,371
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $55,894
Average Household Income $78,622
Per Capita Income $31,564


Total Housing Units 2,224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,129 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 952 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $230,984
Average Home Value $261,337


Total Households 2,080
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,327
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.57%
Households 0.51% 0.72%
Families 0.46% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Bridgewater, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgewater to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 177 70th
Population Density # 120 80th
Diversity Index # 414 30th
Median Household Income # 244 59th
Per Capita Income # 211 65th

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