Bridgewater, VA Population

Population: 5,203. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,413 (+4.0% change)
Males: 2,341 (45.0%), Females: 2,862 (55.0%)

Rockingham County

Zip code: 22812

Median resident age: 34.0 years
Median household income: $41,038
Median house value: $126,300

Races in Bridgewater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.2%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (26.8%), English (13.6%), Irish (10.5%), United States (8.9%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Scottish (4.1%).

Elevation: 1192 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater town

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

3.2% Foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,026 (+24.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bridgewater:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bridgewater:

  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 12 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 40 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: CHO)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 76 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bridgewater:

Amtrak station near Bridgewater:

  • 18 miles: STAUNTON (1 MIDDLEBROOK AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Bridgewater:

  • BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,210; Location: 402 E COLLEGE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bridgewater.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgewater:

  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 39 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)

Schools

Public high school in Bridgewater:

  • TURNER ASHBY HIGH (Students: 1,124; Location: 800 N MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Bridgewater:

  • BLUE RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: P.O. BOX 207; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Bridgewater:

  • JOHN W. WAYLAND ELEM. (Students: 564; Location: 801 NORTH MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)