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Bridgewater, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Bridgewater had a population of 521 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgewater is located at latitude 43.5502 and longitude -97.4984 in McCook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bridgewater (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,417 feet.

The City of Bridgewater (GNIS ID: 1267295) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bridgewater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Nation.

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Bridgewater, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 521
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 402
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 463
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $106,000
Average Home Value $168,445


Median Household Income $40,655
Average Household Income $53,201
Per Capita Income $22,676
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.05%
Households 1.45% 1.24%
Families 1.39% 1.09%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.63%
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, 2015 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 # 140 64th
Population Density1 # 197 50th
Diversity Index2 # 270 31st
Median Household Income # 296 24th
Per Capita Income # 280 28th

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