The Town of Bridgewater had a population of 6,186 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.3821 and longitude -78.9767 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bridgewater 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Bridgeport, Dinkletown.
|Total Population||6,186 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,969 (80.3%)|
|Population in Families||3,975 (64.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,217 (19.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$64,786|
|Average Household Income||$82,472|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,364|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,349 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,230 (52.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||940 (40.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||179 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$265,909|
|Average Home Value||$271,501|
|Housing Affordability Index3||147|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.3%|
|Per Capita Income||1.29%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.47%|
The table below compares Bridgewater to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 175||71st|
|Population Density||# 118||80th|
|Median Household Income||# 236||60th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 228||38th|
|Per Capita Income||# 313||47th|
|Diversity Index||# 409||31st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.