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Location of Bridger, Montana
|• Total||0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)|
|• Land||0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||3,665 ft (1,117 m)|
|• Density||827.50/sq mi (321.36/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0802058|
The town of Bridger was named for the scout Jim Bridger. Residents originally wanted to name the town after George Town, one of the original settlers, but Town encouraged residents to name the newly founded town after his old friend Jim Bridger. The Bridger Trail passes to the southeast of the town of Bridger.
Bridger is located at(45.294337, -108.916421).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), all of it land. The Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River runs through the eastern part of the town.
The Bridger Post Office was officially established on October 29, 1898 with Jno. M. Babcock as the town's first postmaster.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bridger has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 708 people, 315 households, and 195 families living in the town. The population density was 885.0 inhabitants per square mile (341.7/km2). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 433.8 per square mile (167.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 0.1% African American, 2.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 315 households, of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the town was 45.7 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
Bridger Public Schools provides education from kindergarten through 12th grade. They are known as the Scouts. Bridger High School is a Class C school.
Bridger Public Library serves the town.
- David Thatcher, a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and the last survivor of the crew of the "Ruptured Duck" during the Doolittle Raid, was born here.
In Spanish: Bridger (condado de Carbon, Montana) para niños
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