Bridgewater, Maine

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Bridgewater is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 612 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.0 square miles (100.9 km²), of which, 38.8 square miles (100.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.44%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 612 people, 248 households, and 173 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.8 people per square mile (6.1/km²). There were 316 housing units at an average density of 8.1/sq mi (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.04% White, 0.49% Native American, 0.65% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 248 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,679, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $21,190 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,534. About 12.7% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.


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