Bridgeton, New Jersey Population 2024

26,630

Bridgeton is a city located in Cumberland County and Salem County New Jersey. Bridgeton has a 2024 population of 26,630. Bridgeton is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,160 in 2020.

The average household income in Bridgeton is $56,918 with a poverty rate of 32.72%. The median age in Bridgeton is 29.7 years: 31.2 years for males, and 27.6 years for females.

Bridgeton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bridgeton was:

  • Black or African American: 33.15%
  • White: 30.37%
  • Two or more races: 21.95%
  • Other race: 13.12%
  • Native American: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,275.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.95% (-530)
The current population of Bridgeton, New Jersey is 26,630 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,160.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American8,91633.15%
White8,16830.37%
Two or more races5,90421.95%
Other race3,52813.12%
Native American3041.13%
Asian750.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bridgeton Population by Race

Bridgeton Population Pyramid 2024

Bridgeton Median Age

29.7

Total

31.2

Male

27.6

Female

Bridgeton Adults

There are 18,178 adults, (1,711 of whom are seniors) in Bridgeton.

Bridgeton Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

10.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bridgeton Sex Ratio

Female12,48246.41%
Male14,41353.59%

Bridgeton Population by Age

Bridgeton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,9183.3337.762.3
Non Family2,3521.3841.358.7
Female2,0943.9928.571.5
Married1,8014.324951
Male6715.4623.276.8

4.03

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

37.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bridgeton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,52615.99%
Associates Degree8695.5%
Bachelors Degree7574.79%
Graduate Degree3472.2%
High School Graduate7,02544.48%
Less Than 9th Grade2,33714.8%
Some College1,93212.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bridgeton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bridgeton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic6,7743,139194
Black5,5794,738390
White2,9312,571436
2+ Races2,7091,587145
Other Race1,80387146
Native American24222144
Asian605333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 91.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55%.

Bridgeton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$33,661$52,604$32,055
Graduate Degree$0$0$82,457
High School Graduate$21,896$18,333$29,580
Less Than 9th Grade$25,870$28,260$24,279
Overall$26,290$23,149$30,782
Some College$34,386$24,840$40,924

$26,290

Average Earnings

$23,149

Average Male

$30,782

Average Female

Bridgeton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bridgeton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bridgeton Language

51.63% of Bridgeton residents speak only English, while 48.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.65% of the population.

Bridgeton Language

Bridgeton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,1423,82929.14%
Black6,7153,20847.77%
Multiple5,8091,24421.42%
Other2,6271,06340.46%
White2,44945118.42%
Native28913245.67%
Asian6857.35%

32.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.59%

Male Poverty Rate

34.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bridgeton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bridgeton is Black, with 47.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bridgeton is Asian, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.86%.

Bridgeton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School30.96%
Less Than 9th Grade27.16%
Some College18.24%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%

Bridgeton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.4%
Male Unemployed23.34%
Female Employed16.6%
Male Employed13.47%

Bridgeton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bridgeton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$43,635$58,922
Households$44,440$56,918
Married Families$68,225$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,650$42,725

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bridgeton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

23.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.5%

Male Marriage Rate

24.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bridgeton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bridgeton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bridgeton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bridgeton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

272

Number of Veterans

235

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam151
Second Gulf War51
First Gulf War42
World War II18
Korea17

Bridgeton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74126
75+45
35 to 5443
55 to 6436
18 to 3422

Bridgeton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1742.9%
Black681.05%
Hispanic320.39%
Other Race170.78%
2+ Races90.28%
Native American41.65%

Bridgeton Veterans by Race

Bridgeton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bridgeton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Bridgeton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bridgeton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bridgeton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.13%

Born in Bridgeton

78.25%

Native Born

21.75%

Foreign Born

18.06%

Non Citizen

3.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.25% of Bridgeton residents were born in the United States, with 63.13% having been born in New Jersey. 18.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bridgeton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,969-132-0.51%
202826,101-132-0.5%
202726,233-133-0.5%
202626,366-132-0.5%
202526,498-132-0.5%
202426,630-133-0.5%
202326,7633561.35%
202226,407-306-1.15%
202126,713-447-1.65%
202027,1603,06112.7%
201924,099-195-0.8%
201824,294-148-0.61%
201724,442-381-1.53%
201624,823-118-0.47%
201524,941-288-1.14%
201425,229550.22%
201325,174-65-0.26%
201225,239-38-0.15%
201125,277-57-0.22%
201025,33400%
200022,7713,82920.21%
199018,9421470.78%
198018,795-1,640-8.03%
197020,435-531-2.53%
196020,9662,58814.08%
195018,3782,38614.92%
194015,9922931.87%
193015,6991,3769.61%
192014,3231140.8%
191014,2092962.13%
190013,9132,48921.79%
189011,4242,70230.98%
18808,7221,89227.7%
18706,830-19,139-73.7%
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Bridgeton Population by Year