Bridgewater, Iowa

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Bridgewater is a city in Jackson Township, Adair County, Iowa, United States. The population was 178 at the 2000 census. Bridgewater was founded in 1885.


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).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 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.


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