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Bridgewater, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Bridgewater had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2017. Bridgewater ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgewater is located at latitude 41.2471 and longitude -94.6689 in Adair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bridgewater (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,224 feet.

The City of Bridgewater (GNIS ID: 2393418) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bridgewater is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adair County.

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.

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


Total Population 184
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 76
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 131
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 151
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 637
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $54,199
Average Household Income $64,603
Per Capita Income $28,422


Total Housing Units 104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $161,071


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.15% -0.33%
Households 0.31% -0.44%
Families 3.36% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Bridgewater, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgewater to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 723 28th
Population Density # 541 46th
Diversity Index # 835 17th
Median Household Income # 499 51st
Per Capita Income # 410 59th

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