Bridgewater, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 178 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 104  (58.8%)
Females: 74  (41.2%)
Median resident age:  47.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50837

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,483 (it was $30,536 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$29,483
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,519 (it was $18,780 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,885 (it was $14,600 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$33,885
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $44,800; Detached houses: $44,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $403.

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  • White alone - 173 (95.1%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bridgewater: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.3%), Irish (13.3%), Danish (10.0%), English (7.5%), Norwegian (5.8%), Scottish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/1/1905

Elevation: 1220 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 621 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 16.3%
  • Divorced: 16.0%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bridgewater, Iowa as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bridgewater to the number of sex offenders is 178 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $538 (1.6%)

Bridgewater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (59.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (69.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (364.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Massena, IA (2.3 miles ), Fontanelle, IA (2.5 miles ), Cumberland, IA (3.3 miles ), Greenfield, IA (3.4 miles ), Orient, IA (3.6 miles ), Anita, IA (3.8 miles ), Prescott, IA (4.0 miles ), Wiota, IA (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 41.25 N, Longitude: 94.67 W

Area code: 641

Bridgewater household income distribution Bridgewater home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (58%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)

Average climate in Bridgewater, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bridgewater-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Bridgewater city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bridgewater-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.5 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 396.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 316.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adair County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bridgewater topographic map

Birthplace of: Joy Corning - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bridgewater:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FONTANELLE, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - FONTANELLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FONTANELLE, IA)
  • ADAIR COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GREENFIELD, IA)
  • ADAIR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; GREENFIELD, IA)
  • GREENFIELD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GREENFIELD, IA)
  • CARING ACRES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ANITA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgewater:

  • Drake University (about 59 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 59 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 63 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 64 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Bellevue University (about 66 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Creighton University (about 67 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 68 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public elementary/middle school in Bridgewater:

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Notable location: Bridgewater Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bridgewater include: United Methodist Church (A), Trinity Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Life Engineering Foundation - Administration (Tours & Charters; 2953 Delta Avenue).

Adair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.8%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bridgewater compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Bridgewater (2011 data):

  • Union State Bank: Bridgewater Branch at 211 Main Street, branch established on 1980/01/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.4 mil, Deposits: $52.7 mil, headquarters in Greenfield, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Greenfield Bancorporation, Ltd

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bridgewater travel time to work - commute Bridgewater mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bridgewater city (based on Adair County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.90%
Here: 67.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents34.7%22.7%17.9%17.5%7.2%
Congregations47.4%10.5%10.5%10.5%21.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Adair County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Adair County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Adair County:

28.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$340
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 8$440

Bridgewater government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($112.36)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($73.03)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($39.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($22.47)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($16.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($16.85)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($11.24)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($28.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $59,000 ($331.46)

Bridgewater government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($162.92)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($39.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($16.85)
    Highways: $1,000 ($5.62)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($89.89)

Bridgewater government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $105,000 ($589.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $100,000 ($561.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($28.09)

Bridgewater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $188,000 ($1056.18)

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  0.90% ($25,704 average AGI)
from Guthrie County, IA  0.50% ($24,533)
from Union County, IA  0.47% ($22,500)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.13% ($29,500 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.76% ($23,391)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.56% ($49,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgewater:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgewater:

  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)
  • KSWI (95.7 FM; ATLANTIC, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgewater:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 1 1/2 Mi W 3 Mi S (Lat: 41.015556 Lon: -94.714139), Call Sign: KNCX398, Licensee ID: L00043131
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.335 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/02/1997, Expiration Date: 05/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2002
    Registrant: Mike Mc Curdy, Rr 1 Box 50, Bridgewater, IA 50837, Phone: (712) 779-3368
  • Bridgewater Ps 0.1 Km Se (Lat: 41.244722 Lon: -94.668583), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPKH793
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2012, Expiration Date: 02/25/2022, Certifier: Dan Mc Intosh
    Registrant: Sirwa, 1391 190th Street, Creston, IA 50801, Phone: (641) 782-5744, Fax: (641) 782-9265, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WD0FIA, Licensee ID: L00143921
    Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 10/23/2018, Certifier: Keith D Carpenter
    Registrant: Keith D Carpenter, 305 N Main St, Bridgewater, IA 50837-1016
  • Call Sign: KC0PUQ, Licensee ID: L00677449
    Grant Date: 02/11/2013, Expiration Date: 04/29/2023, Certifier: George M Kordick
    Registrant: George M Kordick, 2479 Brown Ave, Bridgewater, IA 50837
  • Call Sign: KD0JCE, Licensee ID: L01523524
    Grant Date: 10/13/2009, Expiration Date: 10/13/2019, Certifier: James E Lee Sr
    Registrant: James E Lee Sr, Bridgewater, IA 50837

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