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Population in 2012: 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

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 2011: 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 (39.0%), Irish (13.8%), Danish (11.4%), English (8.1%), Norwegian (6.5%), Scottish (4.9%).

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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater city:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 16.5%
  • Divorced: 14.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bridgewater, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
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%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

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%)


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Tornado activity:

Bridgewater-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 198% 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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 98% 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 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Bridgewater center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Joy Corning - Politician.


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Bridgewater, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgewater:

  • Drake University (about 59 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 59 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 63 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Bellevue University (about 66 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 66 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Creighton University (about 67 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 67 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bridgewater, IA

Bridgewater compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bridgewater travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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%
Here67.9%
USA50.2%

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
Here:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adair County:

9.0%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
State:

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

17.3%
Iowa:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$325
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$50
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$28
Totals for Government 0$0 10$653

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)

5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  0.63% ($28,632 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.63% ($55,947)
from Dallas County, IA  0.56% ($39,235)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  1.56% ($27,729 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.75% ($32,130)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.59% ($26,944)

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:

2
  • 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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