Bridgewater, Iowa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bridgewater, Iowa
City
Part of Main Street
Part of Main Street
Adair County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Bridgewater Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 41°14′44″N 94°40′6″W / 41.24556°N 94.66833°W / 41.24556; -94.66833Coordinates: 41°14′44″N 94°40′6″W / 41.24556°N 94.66833°W / 41.24556; -94.66833
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Adair
Township Jackson
Founded 1885
Area[1]
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,220 ft (372 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 182
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 178
 • Density 627.6/sq mi (242.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50837
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-08425
GNIS feature ID 0454823

Bridgewater is a city in Jackson Township, Adair County, Iowa, United States. The population was 182 at the 2010 census. Bridgewater was founded in 1885.

History[edit]

Bridgewater began its historic existence in 1885 when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was being built through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bridgewater is located at 41°14′44″N 94°40′6″W / 41.24556°N 94.66833°W / 41.24556; -94.66833 (41.245491, -94.668288).[5] Mormon Trail Lake and Park are located outside of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 365
1920 343 −6.0%
1930 327 −4.7%
1940 302 −7.6%
1950 296 −2.0%
1960 225 −24.0%
1970 188 −16.4%
1980 233 23.9%
1990 209 −10.3%
2000 178 −14.8%
2010 182 2.2%
Iowa Data Center 1850-2000

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 182 people, 89 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 627.6 inhabitants per square mile (242.3/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 344.8 per square mile (133.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 89 households of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.1% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 47.3 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 28.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 178 people, 87 households, and 56 families residing in the city. The population density was 620.7 people per square mile (237.0/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 366.1 per square mile (139.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.44% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 87 households out of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.50.

Age spread: 17.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 33.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,536, and the median income for a family was $31,625. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,780. None of the families and 7.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.6% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Kilburn, Lucian Moody (1915). History of Adair County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 138. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Bridgewater