Bridgewater, Iowa

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Bridgewater, Iowa
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
CountyAdair
TownshipJackson
Founded1885
Area
 • Total0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,220 ft (372 m)
Population
 • Total182
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
157
 • Density628/sq mi (242.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50837
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-08425
GNIS feature ID0454823

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 had its start in 1885 when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was extended to that point.[4] A post office called Bridgewater has been in operation since 1885.[5]

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).[6] 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.
1910365
1920343−6.0%
1930327−4.7%
1940302−7.6%
1950296−2.0%
1960225−24.0%
1970188−16.4%
198023323.9%
1990209−10.3%
2000178−14.8%
20101822.2%
Est. 2016157[3]−13.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

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[8] 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.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Kilburn, Lucian Moody (1915). History of Adair County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 138.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ 'Former Lt. Gov. Joy Corning dies at 84,' The Des Moines Register, Molly Longman, May 21, 2017

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Bridgewater