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Bridgewater, South Dakota - Basic Facts

Bridgewater is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Bridgewater.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McCook County at latitude 43.5516 and longitude -97.5076. McCook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,417 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bridgewater (see map) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Nation.

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Bridgewater, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 506
Population in Households 481
Population in Familes 390
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 450
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 138
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $156,487


Median Household Income $43,595
Average Household Income $52,606
Per Capita Income $22,372
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.66% 0.82%
Households 1.02% 1.01%
Families 0.87% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bridgewater, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgewater to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 143 64th
Population Density1 # 199 49th
Diversity Index2 # 251 36th
Median Household Income # 266 32nd
Per Capita Income # 293 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.