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The City of Bridgewater had a population of 498 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgewater: Nation.

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Bridgewater, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 498
Daytime Population: Workers 207
Daytime Population: Residents 246
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 453
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 473
Population in Familes 382
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 443
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $42,239
Average Household Income $49,793
Per Capita Income $21,964


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $71,795
Average Home Value $103,639


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.36%
Households 0.33% 0.38%
Families 0.31% 0.29%
Median Household Income   5.4%
Per Capita Income   4.36%

Bridgewater, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgewater to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 146 63rd
Population Density # 200 49th
Diversity Index # 179 55th
Median Household Income # 294 25th
Per Capita Income # 326 17th

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