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Bridgewater, South Dakota
Bridgewater Main Street, November 2014
|• Total||1.13 sq mi (2.91 km2)|
|• Land||1.13 sq mi (2.91 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,417 ft (432 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||409.78/sq mi (158.19/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1254060|
Originally named Nation, the present name recalls an episode when water had to be carried to the town site for the railroad. A post office called Nation was established in 1880, and the name was changed that same year to Bridgewater.
Bridgewater is located at(43.550192, -97.500319).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.13 square miles (2.93 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 492 people, 204 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 435.4 inhabitants per square mile (168.1/km2). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 224.8 per square mile (86.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 204 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.77.
The median age in the city was 48.4 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 29.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.3% male and 54.7% female.
Humid continental climate is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is relatively well distributed year-round in many areas with this climate. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa" (Hot Summer Continental Climate).
- Donald M. Anderson, graphic designer and arts educator; born in Bridgewater
- Sparky Anderson, Hall of Fame baseball manager; born in Bridgewater. He is the namesake of Bridgewater's Sparky Anderson Park.
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Bridgewater and Emery share an elementary school, which is located on Main Street in Bridgewater.
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