Bridgewater (village), New York
|Bridgewater, New York|
|• Total||0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)|
|• Land||0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0944731|
The village was incorporated in 1825. The Unadilla Valley Railroad had its northern terminus at Bridgewater. An extensive tannery was last run by the Hiteman Leather Co. in the neighboring town of West Winfield (Herkimer County) and more recently was a superfund cleanup site, also in West Winfield.
On March 18, 2014, voters approved a referendum by a vote of 40 to 8 to dissolve the village on December 31, 2014. As of January 1, 2015, the Town of Bridgewater will assume responsibility for the area of the former village.
Bridgewater is located at (42.8793, -75.2505).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 579 people, 204 households, and 151 families residing in the village. The population density was 943.7 people per square mile (366.5/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 360.2 per square mile (139.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.45% White, 0.69% Black or African American, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.
There were 204 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the village the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,788, and the median income for a family was $28,409. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,995. About 11.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Asher Tyler, former US Congressman
The current mayor of Bridgewater is Democrat Gary Comstock.
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