Bridgewater, Maine

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Population in 2010: 610. Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 305  (50.0%)
Females: 305  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04735.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,346 (it was $27,679 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$35,346
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,816 (it was $15,534 in 2000)

Bridgewater town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,267 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Bridgewater:

$81,267
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Bridgewater, ME (2010)

    Bridgewater races chart
    • 59096.7%White alone
    • 81.3%Two or more races
    • 71.1%Hispanic
    • 40.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Bridgewater detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bridgewater: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.7%), English (22.1%), Irish (15.2%), French (8.2%), Scottish (7.7%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/02/1858

Elevation: 428 feet

Land area: 38.8 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (very low).

Bridgewater,ME real estate house value index trend

Bridgewater, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Bridgewater:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridgewater town:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

40 residents are foreign born (6.5% North America).

This town:

6.5%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bridgewater, Maine as of December 08, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bridgewater to the number of sex offenders is 575 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bridgewater town:  0.9% ($481)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Bridgewater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (225.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (326.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (489.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Blaine, ME (2.0 miles ), Mars Hill-Blaine, ME (2.4 miles ), Mars Hill, ME (2.7 miles ), Monticello, ME (2.9 miles ), Westfield, ME (3.2 miles ), Littleton, ME (3.7 miles ), Hammond, ME (3.8 miles) , Easton, ME (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.43 N, Longitude: 67.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Bridgewater: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bridgewater, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bridgewater-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 360.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 273.6 miles away from Bridgewater center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bridgewater topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgewater:

  • University of Maine (about 114 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 120 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 166 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 174 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 222 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 226 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 226 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Notable locations in Bridgewater: Aroostook Campground (A), Bridgewater Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Boundary Line Cemetery (1), Bridgewater Corner Cemetery (2), Smith Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Whitehead Lake (A), Packard Lake (B), Portland Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whitney Brook (A), Russell Brook (B), Young Brook (C), Gin Brook (D), Dead Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.155
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.529. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.529
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.15
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.7%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

17.6%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bridgewater town (based on Aroostook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgewater:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgewater:

  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCXU (97.7 FM; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgewater:

  • WAGM-TV (Channel 8; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: NEPSK, INC.)
  • WMEM-TV (Channel 10; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • Bridgewater, Maine
  • Fatal accident count7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:4
  • Fatalities7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents84
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents143
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
See more detailed statistics of Bridgewater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $1,746,000Total costs
  • 5,609Total average daily traffic
  • 490Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,966Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Number 9 Mountain Td R2 (Lat: 46.420889 Lon: -68.023083), Call Sign: KXA530
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.665 MHz, 154.710 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.415 MHzGrant Date: 09/20/2001, Expiration Date: 11/25/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2008Registrant: State Of Maine, Office Of Information Technology, State House Station 145, Augusta, ME 04333, Phone: (207) 624-9933, Fax: (207) 287-4563, Email:
  • 9 Mountain (Lat: 46.420889 Lon: -68.023083), Call Sign: WAM956
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.250 MHz, 457.450 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.600 MHz, 457.675 MHz, 457.975 MHzGrant Date: 12/30/2000, Expiration Date: 01/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2008Registrant: State Of Maine, State House Station 145, Augusta, ME 04333-0145, Phone: (207) 624-9933, Fax: (207) 287-5623, Email:
  • #9 Mountain (Lat: 46.420889 Lon: -68.023083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WGT436
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.875 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/2015, Expiration Date: 06/26/2025Registrant: Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency, 158 Sweden Street, Caribou, ME 04736, Phone: (207) 493-4328, Fax: (207) 493-4357, Email:
  • No 9 Mtn (Lat: 46.420889 Lon: -68.023083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: WPQY221
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHzGrant Date: 11/18/2015, Expiration Date: 11/21/2025, Certifier: Joseph F GrimmigRegistrant: State Of Maine, 66 Industrial Drive, Augusta, ME 04330-7857, Phone: (207) 624-9990, Email:
  • Number 9 Mtn (Lat: 46.420833 Lon: -68.023611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: WPTB420
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.200 MHzGrant Date: 06/18/2011, Expiration Date: 08/22/2021, Certifier: Joseph F GrimmigRegistrant: State Of Maine, Office Of Information Technology, State House Station 147, Augusta, ME 04333-0147, Phone: (207) 624-9994, Fax: (207) 287-6499, Email:
  • Number 9 Mountain (Lat: 46.419361 Lon: -68.016806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54 m, Overall height: 58 m, Call Sign: WQJJ777
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.730 MHzGrant Date: 10/03/2008, Expiration Date: 10/03/2018, Certifier: Mark W PooleRegistrant: State Of Maine, State House Station 138, Augusta, ME 04333-0138, Phone: (207) 624-9933, Fax: (207) 287-5623, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NO 9 MTN, No. 9 Mountain (Lat: 46.421000 Lon: -68.024389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQNX358, Licensee ID: L01544791
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.175 MHz, 942.575 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 06/24/2011, Expiration Date: 06/24/2021, Certifier: David E MarsRegistrant: State Of; Mscommnet Project Maine, 23 Leighton Road, Shs 147, Augusta, ME 04330, Phone: (207) 624-9994, Fax: (207) 287-6652, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N1YIT, Grant Date: 12/24/1996, Expiration Date: 12/24/2006, Cancellation Date: 12/25/2008, Registrant: Ira L Scherr, Rr 1 Box 27, Bridgewater, ME 04735
  • Call Sign: KC1BQW, Licensee ID: L01860169, Grant Date: 04/23/2014, Expiration Date: 04/23/2024, Certifier: Laurel A Livesey, Registrant: Laurel A Livesey, 183 Boundary Line Rd, Bridgewater, ME 04735
  • Call Sign: KC1BRA, Licensee ID: L01860174, Grant Date: 04/23/2014, Expiration Date: 04/23/2024, Certifier: Daniel N Livesey, Registrant: Daniel N Livesey, 165 Snow Rd, Bridgewater, ME 04735

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Bridgewater

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bridgewater, ME

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (82%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Businesses in Bridgewater, ME

  • Circle K: 1

Bridgewater compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Bridgewater on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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