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West Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of West Bridgewater is 42.018N. The longitude is -71.008W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,634.


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Median household income
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$55,958
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Bridgewater demographic reports
West Bridgewater is on the Town River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: War Memorial Park
Historic sites and museums: Old Bridgewater Historical Society Museum, Keith House Parsonage
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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4% of West Bridgewater residents report German ancestry, and 26% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Bridgewater ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Bridgewater was $23,701, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of West Bridgewater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Bridgewater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $583.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,271.


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Libraries in West Bridgewater include West Bridgewater Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for West Bridgewater workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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