Bridgewater, South Dakota

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Bridgewater, South Dakota

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High Points

Bridgewater strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Bridgewater Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Bridgewater Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Bridgewater, South Dakota

Comparing Bridgewater to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 9
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
College Educated Adults 6 3
Median Family Income 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 5 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 5
Affordability of Rents 7 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Bridgewater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County McCook
Standard Zip Codes 57319
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.551
Longitude -97.507

Bridgewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.5 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Station MENNO
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
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Bridgewater Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 607 100%
Male 284 46.8%
Female 323 53.2%
Under 18 154 25.4%
18+ 453 74.6%
65+ 172 28.3%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 3.07
White 597 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.8%

Estimated Bridgewater Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 592
Growth -15
Growth % -2.5%

Bridgewater Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 65.7%
Norwegian 5.2%
Irish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
Dutch 4.3%
US/American 4.3%
English 3.1%
Italian 2.1%
Hungarian 1%
Danish 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Luxemburger 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bridgewater, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Silver Lake (57319)
Stanley Corner (57319)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bridgewater 607 $39,375
Canistota 700 $39,464
Emery 439 $35,313
Freeman 1,317 $39,118
Marion 892 $43,375
Salem 1,371 $44,167
Spencer 157 $34,688
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Bridgewater High Schools (2004)

510 N MAIN
Serves 58 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

Bridgewater Colleges

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