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Bridgewater is a township in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Bridgewater, England
The latitude of Bridgewater is 40.6N. The longitude is -74.65W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 42,940.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bridgewater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset 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 08836 ZIP code.
13% of Bridgewater residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $39,555, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Bridgewater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bridgewater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $952. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,864.
Libraries in Bridgewater include Somerset County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bridgewater include Courier News
Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bridgewater political report.
Bridgewater restaurants taking online reservations include McCormick & Schmick's - Bridgewater ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Bridgewater workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bridgewater between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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