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Welcome to West Bridgewater ...

West Bridgewater is located in Plymouth County<1>.

The location of West Bridgewater has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Bridgewater: W. Bridgewater

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Bridgewater has a population of 7,286 people<3> (see below for details).

West Bridgewater was settled in 1651 and was incorporated in 1822.

West Bridgewater is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: West Bridgewater lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for West Bridgewater: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for West Bridgewater: 02379<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Bridgewater had an population of 7,286 people. This is an increase of 5.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Bridgewater had a population of 6,916 people. This makes West Bridgewater the county's 23rd most populous community.

The population of West Bridgewater represents 0.11% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 218th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,916 people, the population of West Bridgewater increased 4.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,634 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Bridgewater.

Communities Also Named West Bridgewater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named West Bridgewater - they are located in Pennsylvania and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Bridgewater.

Communities near West Bridgewater ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Bridgewater.

  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of West Bridgewater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of West Bridgewater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,654 people
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  • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of West Bridgewater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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  • Taunton [Bristol County]
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    • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of West Bridgewater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of West Bridgewater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
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      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of West Bridgewater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
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    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
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      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of West Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Norwood [Norfolk County]
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      • Norwood [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of West Bridgewater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,737 people
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of West Bridgewater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stoughton [Norfolk County]
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      • Stoughton [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of West Bridgewater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,891 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Bridgewater. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Bridgewater.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Bridgewater. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Bridgewater.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Bridgewater. See our Newspapers Page for West Bridgewater.

Adding West Bridgewater to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Bridgewater in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Bridgewater was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Bridgewater on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Bridgewater on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Plymouth County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Bridgewater. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Bridgewater.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Bridgewater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as West Bridgewater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Bridgewater or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Bridgewater) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Bridgewater. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West BridgewaterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bridgewater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0190, Longitude: -71.0078       In this case, the coordinates for West Bridgewater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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