Bridgewater, New Hampshire


Bridgewater is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,083 at the 2010 census1

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

The land comprising Bridgewater was originally part of a town known as New Chester, which was separated into Bridgewater, Bristol, Hill, Danbury, and Wilmot The town name was chosen because many of the settlers were from Bridgewater, Massachusettscitation needed

Bridgewater originally included all of Bridgewater Hill and Bristol It was first settled in 1776, by Thomas Crawford It was incorporated 12 February 17882

In 1874, the Bridgewater station was served by the Montreal railroad2

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 215 square miles 56 km2, of which 213 sq mi 55 km2 is land and 02 sq mi 052 km2 is water, comprising 084% of the town The highest point in Bridgewater is Peaked Hill, at 1,905 feet 581 m above sea level Bridgewater lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed3

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 281
1800 664 1363%
1810 1,104 663%
1820 727 −341%
1830 783 77%
1840 747 −46%
1850 667 −107%
1860 560 −160%
1870 453 −191%
1880 384 −152%
1890 332 −135%
1900 244 −265%
1910 187 −234%
1920 199 64%
1930 151 −241%
1940 226 497%
1950 222 −18%
1960 293 320%
1970 398 358%
1980 606 523%
1990 796 314%
2000 974 224%
2010 1,083 112%
Est 2015 1,085 02%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census6 of 2000, there were 974 people, 414 households, and 289 families residing in the town The population density was 458 people per square mile 177/km² There were 850 housing units at an average density of 400 per square mile 154/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9908% White, 010% Native American, 051% Asian, 021% from other races, and 010% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 062% of the population

There were 414 households out of which 249% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 616% were married couples living together, 65% had a female householder with no husband present, and 300% were non-families 239% of all households were made up of individuals and 123% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 235 and the average family size was 278

In the town, the population was spread out with 197% under the age of 18, 45% from 18 to 24, 252% from 25 to 44, 313% from 45 to 64, and 193% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 45 years For every 100 females there were 968 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 898 males

The median income for a household in the town was $50,662, and the median income for a family was $54,722 Males had a median income of $33,250 versus $26,250 for females The per capita income for the town was $28,600 About 61% of families and 69% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54% of those under age 18 and 49% of those age 65 or over

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ a b Article in Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire 1875
  3. ^ Foster, Debra H; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N; Medalie, Laura 1995 Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Bridgewater official website
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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