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Bridgewater, New York
Location in Oneida County and the state of New York.
Location in Oneida County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Oneida
Town Bridgewater
Incorporated April 21, 1825
Dissolved December 31, 2014
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 470
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13313
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-08169
GNIS feature ID 2391559

Bridgewater is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 470 at the 2010 census.

The hamlet is within the Town of Bridgewater at the junction of U.S. Route 20 and N.Y. Route 8. It was an incorporated village from 1825 to 2014.

History

The village was incorporated in 1825. The Unadilla Valley Railroad had its northern terminus at Bridgewater. An extensive tannery was last run by the Hiteman Leather Co. in the neighboring town of West Winfield (Herkimer County) and more recently was a superfund cleanup site, also in West Winfield.

The Brick Store Building and Bridgewater Railroad Station are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On March 18, 2014, voters approved a referendum by a vote of 40 to 8 to dissolve the village on December 31, 2014. As of January 1, 2015, the Town of Bridgewater assumed responsibility for the area of the former village.

Geography

Bridgewater is located at 42°52.8′N 75°15.0′W / 42.8800°N 75.2500°W / 42.8800; -75.2500 (42.8793, -75.2505).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the hamlet has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

The hamlet is at the border of Madison County and Otsego County.

Bridgewater is at the intersection of US 20 and NY 8.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 350
1860 306
1870 230 −24.8%
1880 224 −2.6%
1900 269
1910 245 −8.9%
1920 232 −5.3%
1930 228 −1.7%
1940 238 4.4%
1950 309 29.8%
1960 373 20.7%
1970 601 61.1%
1980 578 −3.8%
1990 537 −7.1%
2000 579 7.8%
2010 470 −18.8%
Est. 2014 458 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 579 people, 204 households, and 151 families residing in what was then a village. The population density was 943.7 people per square mile (366.5/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 360.2 per square mile (139.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.45% White, 0.69% Black or African American, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 204 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the village, the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,788, and the median income for a family was $28,409. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,995. About 11.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.

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